Mark Nelson is Japan-Bound

Referee Mark Nelson

Referee Mark Nelson

Local boxing official Mark Nelson has been appointed to referee the WBA Super Flyweight world title bout between champion Nobuo Nashiro (12-1 with 7 wins by kayo) and challenger Konosuke Tomiyama (18-1 with 6 kayos) on April 11.  The fight will be hosted by the Prefectural Gymnasium in Osaka, Japan, and heads a four-fight boxing card.

Mark Nelson is the son of longtime Minnesota boxing figure Denny Nelson, and has officiated nearly 40 world title fights in his career so far.  Look for a profile of Mark to appear on this blog in the coming days.

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