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Hiroki Ioka boxer

Hiroki Ioka image
Status inactive
Division light flyweight
Height 5′ 6½″/169cm
Debut 1986-01-23
Born 1969-01-08
Nationality Japan
Residence Osaka, Osaka, Japan
bouts
42
won
33
lost
8
draw
1
bouts
42
won
33
lost
8
draw
1
Status inactive
Division light flyweight
Height 5′ 6½″/169cm
Debut 1986-01-23
Born 1969-01-08
Nationality Japan
Residence Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Ioka entered the Miwa Tsuda Gym (current Green Tsuda Gym) while attending middle school, and made his professional debut in 1986 at the age of 17. He won the Japanese Minimumweight title in his eighth professional fight in 1987, and fought for the newly created WBC Minimumweight title the same year, winning by unanimous decision to become the youngest Japanese boxer to win a world title, at 18 years and 9 months old. This record remains unbroken today.Ioka made his first defense against IBF and Lineal Minimumweight champion Kyung-Yun Lee in January, 1988, winning by knockout in the 12th round. Ioka's trainer, Eddie Townsend, was in the hospital during the fight, and died shortly after hearing that Ioka had won. Ioka made his second defense in June, 1988, against Napa Kiatwanchai of Thailand, retaining his title by a 12-round draw. The fight was highly controversial, as Kiatwanchai's side claimed that the last round was ended almost 30 seconds early in order to make the fight a draw. Ioka had almost been knocked out by Kiatwanchai in the final round. Ioka was ordered to have a rematch with Kiatwanchai for his third defense in December, 1988, and lost his title by 12-round decision. Ioka fought Kiatwanchai again in June, 1989, for his former title, but lost again by TKO in the 11th round.

Ioka entered the Miwa Tsuda Gym (current Green Tsuda Gym) while attending middle school, and made his professional debut in 1986 at the age of 17. He won the Japanese Minimumweight title in his eighth professional fight in 1987, and fought for the newly created WBC Minimumweight title the same year, winning by unanimous decision to become the youngest Japanese boxer to win a world title, at 18 years and 9 months old. This record remains unbroken today.Ioka made his first defense against IBF and Lineal Minimumweight champion Kyung-Yun Lee in January, 1988, winning by knockout in the 12th round. Ioka's trainer, Eddie Townsend, was in the hospital during the fight, and died shortly after hearing that Ioka had won. Ioka made his second defense in June, 1988, against Napa Kiatwanchai of Thailand, retaining his title by a 12-round draw. The fight was highly controversial, as Kiatwanchai's side claimed that the last round was ended almost 30 seconds early in order to make the fight a draw. Ioka had almost been knocked out by Kiatwanchai in the final round. Ioka was ordered to have a rematch with Kiatwanchai for his third defense in December, 1988, and lost his title by 12-round decision. Ioka fought Kiatwanchai again in June, 1989, for his former title, but lost again by TKO in the 11th round.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 19, 1998 Masamori Tokuyama WDWWLW Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 3, 1998 Jerry Pahayahay LWLLWL Korakuen Hall WIN
Unanimous decision
April 29, 1998 Satoshi Iida WLWWDW Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya World Boxing Association World Super Flyweight

LOSS
Majority decision
Feb. 3, 1998 Hidekazu Sakata DLLWWW Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1997 Pinoy Montejo LWLLLW Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 25, 1997 Jose Bonilla WLLWWW Central Gym, Osaka World Boxing Association World Flyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 18, 1996 Hiroki Shinozaki DWWWWW Korakuen Hall WIN
KO
June 3, 1996 Ricky Sales WLWWWL Green Arena, Hiroshima WIN
Unanimous decision
March 31, 1996 Joel Nice LWWLLD City Sogo Gym, Kitakyushu WIN
KO
Oct. 17, 1995 Somchai Chertchai WWWWWW Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka World Boxing Association World Flyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
May 9, 1995 Dong-Soo Kim W Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 10, 1995 Lee Escobido WWLWLW Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka WIN
Unanimous decision
June 27, 1994 Triffon Torralba DWWLLL Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka WIN
KO
April 13, 1994 David Franco LWLWWW Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka WIN
KO
Nov. 8, 1993 John Medina WLLLWW Seaside Sports Center, Sakai WIN
Technical knockout
June 21, 1993 David Griman WLWWWW Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka World Boxing Association World Flyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Jan. 29, 1993 Ronnie Romero LLLLLL Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka WIN
KO
Nov. 18, 1992 Myung Woo Yuh WWWWWL Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka World Boxing Association World Light Flyweight

LOSS
Majority decision
June 15, 1992 Bong-Jun Kim WWWWLL Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka World Boxing Association World Light Flyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 31, 1992 Noel Tunacao WWWWWW Municipal Sogo Gymnasium, Kitakyushu WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 17, 1991 Myung Woo Yuh WWWWWW Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka World Boxing Association World Light Flyweight

WIN
Split-decision
June 27, 1991 Katsumi Komiyama WWDWWL Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka WIN
KO
April 5, 1991 Kenji Tezuka WWWWWL Korakuen Hall WIN
Points
Jan. 17, 1991 Max Forrosuelo LLWWLL Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 24, 1990 Jaime Aliguin WLWLLL Seaside Sports Center, Sakai WIN
Points
July 16, 1990 Salagchit Sorchitphatana WLWWL Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka WIN
Unanimous decision
April 9, 1990 John Ireng WDDWLW Korakuen Hall WIN
KO
Jan. 29, 1990 Udin Baharudin WLDDLL Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka WIN
Unanimous decision
June 10, 1989 Napa Kiatwanchai WWDWWW Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka World Boxing Council World Minimumweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 8, 1989 Hidekazu Kakehashi WLWWLL Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka WIN
KO
Nov. 13, 1988 Napa Kiatwanchai WWWWDW Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka World Boxing Council World Minimumweight

LOSS
Majority decision
June 5, 1988 Napa Kiatwanchai WWWWWW Kinki University Auditorium, Osaka World Boxing Council World Minimumweight

DRAW
Points
Jan. 31, 1988 Kyung Yung Lee WWWWWW Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka World Boxing Council World Minimumweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 18, 1987 Mai Thomburifarm WWWWWW Kinki University Auditorium, Osaka vacant World Boxing Council World Minimumweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 8, 1987 Kenji Ono WWLDDW Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka Japanese Minimumweight

WIN
Points
April 28, 1987 Akira Kiyono WLWLDL Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka Japanese Minimumweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 22, 1987 Hisashi Nakatomi LWLDLL Korakuen Hall WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 7, 1986 Dash Higashiho L Sakuranomiya Skating Rink, Osaka WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 13, 1986 Masao Kasai City Sogo Gym, Matsumoto WIN
Points
March 5, 1986 Osamu Uemoto Nishinari Ward Center, Osaka WIN
KO
Feb. 10, 1986 Hiroshi Udo Prefectural Gymnasium, Kochi WIN
KO
Jan. 23, 1986 Yukio Yorimochi Korakuen Hall WIN
KO