Born Sept 17, 1974. Born in Tokyo but a 3rd generation North Korean. Made his professional debut in 1994. Became Far East champion in September 1999. He became WBC Super Fly weight champion in 2000. On Aug 26, 2002, he defended his world title for the 5th time. His record is 27 wins, 2 losses and a tie.
Born Oct 2, 1978. Made professional debut in 1996. Became Japan champion in January 2001. He beat Thai champion Chana Porpaoin in the WBA minimum weight to become world champion on Aug 25, 2001. His record is 17 wins and 3 ties.
Born March 16, 1973. 162 cm. tall. He clinched the Japan super fly weight in 1996. His first challenge for the world title was in Mar. 1999. In a rematch with Jesus Rojas of Venezuela in July 1999, Todaka clinched the champion belt in the WBA super fly weight. to clinch the WBA super flyweight title. He defended the title twice, and gave it up to Leo Gamez of Venezuela in October 2000. His record is 17 wins 3 losses and a draw.
Born July 28, 1975. 173 cm. tall. Debued as a pro boxer in June 1993. Defends the Far East champion title in the super featherweight 11 times. Becomes the WBA world champ on Sept. 5, 1998. He defends the title once, but loses it on June 27, 1999. Then, he decided to raise his division to the lightweight and wins the WBA title from Gilberto Serrano on June 11. He defends his title in Oct. 2000 and again on Feb.2001 in a draw match but lost in to Julian Lorcy of France on July 1 2001. His career record is 24 wins 3 draws and 2 losses.
Born Aug. 11, 1969. 170 cm. tall. Left-handed. He started boxing after entering college. His real life as a boxer began when he applied to a boxing school organized by a TV variety program. Becomes national champion in the junior bantam weight in 1994. Fails first try for the world title in 1996. Wins the WBA junior bantam weight world title on Dec. 23, 1997 and losses it a year later. Defends the title the 2nd time in July 1998. Then, he gives it up to Jesus Rojas of Venezuela on Dec. 23. He announced on Feb. 28, 1999 his retirement. Career record is 25 wins 2 losses and a draw.
Born May 15, 1970. 164 cm. Right-handed fighter. Known as Naniwa no Joh, or Joe of Osaka. Won WBC bantam weight title in Sept. 1991. Regained the title in 1993. After losing it again, the Japan Boxing Commission banned him from competing in Japan because he was diagnosed with a detached retina. He won the title again for the 3rd time in Nov. 1997. Lost it in Dec. 1998. Decided to retire in August 1999 after failing to regain the title. He will return to the ring on Dec 15, 2002. Has 17 wins 5 losses 1 draw.
Former WBA junior flyweight champion.
Has a 28 win 5 loss record.
Born Feb.17, 1974 in Hakodate city, Hokkaido.
Clinched the world title in May 1996 and lost it in December the same year.
Born in Yokohama Nov. 17, 1967.
Made his pro debut in 1989.
Is looking forward to becoming the champion in the WBA junior featherweight division.
Born Jan.8, 1969. Youngest Japanese to become national straw weight champ at 18 years 6 months, and the youngest to clinch the world title. He became WBC straw weight champion and WBA junior flyweight champion. He has been trying to clinch the fly weight title too, but has so far been unsuccessful. His record is 32 wins, 7 losses and a draw.
Won 6 world title fights. They include the flyweight and bantamweight titles.
Entered the Boxing Hall of Fame in June 1995.
Former WBA featherweight champion.
Won the WBC featherweight title in 1971. Held it until 1972.
Former WBC lightweight champion.
Former WBA junior flyweight champion.
He holds the Japanese record for the most number of title defense or 13 times.
Born July 27, 1960. 157 cm. tall. Became WBA junior flyweight champion in 1981. Defended the title 5 times. He became a TV personality in 1985. His career record is 19 wins 4 loses and 2 draws.
Former WBA and WBC super flyweight champion
Former WBC junior welterweight champion.
Born January 25, 1964 in Aomori.
Won the WBA flyweight title in July 1990. He lost his title in March 1991.
Former WBC junior feather weight champion
Former junior bantam weight champion.
Was world middleweight champion from Dec. 1995 to June 1996.
Born March 27, 1970 in Tokushima .
Became WBC super flyweight champion in May 1994.
Has defended the world title 6 times until his defeat on Feb.20, 1997.
His overall record is 20 wins 3 losses and a tie. He announced his retirement on June 5, 1997.
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