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Shinsuke Yamanaka has an intriguing nickname, “God’s Left,” given to him because of the devastating blows he delivers with his left hand, which everyone, including upcoming opponent Carlos Carlson, surely recognizes as his signature weapon.

But the unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion’s left might be even better and fiercer than in his previous bouts. He intends to finish the Mexican with it on March 2 at Ryogoku Kokugikan, the sporting mecca that usually hosts sumo.

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