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Akinobu Hiranaka boxer

Akinobu Hiranaka image
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1985-03-24
Born 1963-11-14
Nationality Japan
Residence Naha, Okinawa, Japan
bouts
22
won
20
lost
2
draw
0
bouts
22
won
20
lost
2
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1985-03-24
Born 1963-11-14
Nationality Japan
Residence Naha, Okinawa, Japan

He is one of the few Japanese champions that lacked financial backing from large gyms or television companies, and he had to personally negotiate with opponents to land a shot at the world title.Hiranaka won an amateur boxing tournament in high school, training at the local Ryukyu boxing gym. He continued boxing at Nippon University, and fought in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics while attending (he lost in the second round). He had a successful amateur career, making 37 of his 43 wins by knockout.

He is one of the few Japanese champions that lacked financial backing from large gyms or television companies, and he had to personally negotiate with opponents to land a shot at the world title.Hiranaka won an amateur boxing tournament in high school, training at the local Ryukyu boxing gym. He continued boxing at Nippon University, and fought in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics while attending (he lost in the second round). He had a successful amateur career, making 37 of his 43 wins by knockout.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Sept. 9, 1992 Morris East WWWWWW Nippon Budokan World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 10, 1992 Edwin Rosario WWWLWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 29, 1991 Kwon Shik Kim DDLLLL Korakuen Hall WIN
KO
Nov. 23, 1989 Boy Masuay LLLDLW City Gymnasium, Urasoe WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1989 Juan Martin Coggi WWWWWW Palazzo Dello Sport, Vasto World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 7, 1989 Yoshihiro Yamamoto WWWWWW Korakuen Hall World Boxing Association World Super Lightweight

WIN
Points
July 21, 1988 Tricky Kawaguchi LDWLWL General Exhibition Arena, Kitakyushu Japanese Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1988 Seiji Nagasawa LWWWWL Korakuen Hall Japanese Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
April 24, 1988 Tadafumi Miura WWLLWW Daini Junior High School Gym, Ishigaki Japanese Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 26, 1988 Eiji Kikuzaki WWLWLD Korakuen Hall WIN
KO
Oct. 13, 1987 Tetsuya Manaka WWWDWL Korakuen Hall Japanese Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 11, 1987 Naoki Ito WLWWLW Korakuen Hall Japanese Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
June 16, 1987 Archie Garcia WLWLWL Korakuen Hall WIN
Technical knockout
March 15, 1987 Yoshifumi Kitajima WDLWWW City Gymnasium, Naha Japanese Super Lightweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 14, 1986 Nilo Acido DWLWLW Gushito Gym, Okinawa WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 17, 1986 Makoto Ito LWLWWL City Gymnasium, Ginowan Japanese Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
May 1, 1986 Masahiro Tanabu WWWLWL Korakuen Hall Japanese Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
April 6, 1986 Teruhide Nishida WWWL City Gymnasium, Okinawa WIN
KO
Jan. 9, 1986 Masahiro Tanabu WWWWLW Korakuen Hall Japanese Super Lightweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 2, 1985 Thai Suracharern DWWLW Onoyama Gym, Naha WIN
KO
June 30, 1985 Naomi To DLLWD Sakuranomiya Skating Rink, Osaka WIN
KO
March 24, 1985 Kazumi Yokoi WLLWLW Konan High School Gym, Naha WIN
KO