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Kuniaki Shibata boxer

Kuniaki Shibata image
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 4″/163cm
Reach 63½″/161cm
Debut 1965-03-06
Born 1947-03-29
Nationality Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan
bouts
56
won
47
lost
6
draw
3
bouts
56
won
47
lost
6
draw
3
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 4″/163cm
Reach 63½″/161cm
Debut 1965-03-06
Born 1947-03-29
Nationality Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan

Shibata made won his debut match in 1965 with a first round knockout, and fought for the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation featherweight title in 1969, but lost by sixth-round knockout. In April 1970 he challenged the vacant Japanese featherweight title, and won by tenth-round knockout. He returned the title to challenge WBC featherweight champion Vicente Saldivar, and won the title when Saldivar gave up after the twelfth round.He made his first defense by first-round knockout, and retained his title in his second defense with a draw, but lost to Clemente Sanchez in May, 1972.

Shibata made won his debut match in 1965 with a first round knockout, and fought for the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation featherweight title in 1969, but lost by sixth-round knockout. In April 1970 he challenged the vacant Japanese featherweight title, and won by tenth-round knockout. He returned the title to challenge WBC featherweight champion Vicente Saldivar, and won the title when Saldivar gave up after the twelfth round.He made his first defense by first-round knockout, and retained his title in his second defense with a draw, but lost to Clemente Sanchez in May, 1972.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Nov. 29, 1977 Al Espinosa WWLLLL Korakuen Hall WIN
Points
Oct. 12, 1976 Susumu Okabe LLDLWL Korakuen Hall WIN
Unanimous decision
March 22, 1976 Tamio Negishi LWWWLW Akita City WIN
Unanimous decision
July 5, 1975 Alfredo Escalera WLWLWD Kasamatsu Athletic Park Gym, Hitachinaka World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

LOSS
KO
March 27, 1975 Ould Makloufi WWLWWW Kyuden Gym, Fukuoka World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 3, 1974 Ramiro Bolanos WWWWWW Nihon University Auditorium World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
KO
June 27, 1974 Antonio Amaya LWWLWD Nihon University Auditorium World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Majority decision
Feb. 28, 1974 Ricardo Arredondo WWLLWL Nihon University Auditorium World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 17, 1973 Ben Villaflor DWWLWW Honolulu International Center, Honolulu World Boxing Association World Super Featherweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 3, 1973 Nam Chul Chung WLL Hitachi WIN
KO
June 19, 1973 Victor Federico Echegaray WWWDDW Nihon University Auditorium World Boxing Association World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 12, 1973 Ben Villaflor WWWDWW Honolulu International Center, Honolulu World Boxing Association World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 3, 1973 Kimio Shindo WWLLLL Sendai WIN
KO
Oct. 7, 1972 Andries Steyn WWWWLW Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg LOSS
Points
July 11, 1972 Bert Nabalatan WWWWWW Honolulu International Center, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
May 19, 1972 Clemente Sanchez WWWWWW Nihon University Auditorium World Boxing Council World Featherweight

LOSS
KO
Nov. 11, 1971 Ernesto Marcel WWWWWW Ehime Rugby Stadium, Matsuyama World Boxing Council World Featherweight

DRAW
Split-decision
Aug. 1, 1971 Hyun Kim LWDWWL Nagoya WIN
Unanimous decision
June 3, 1971 Raul Cruz WWLDWW Metropolitan Gym World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
KO
March 7, 1971 Vicente Garcia WLLLDL Hitachi World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 11, 1970 Vicente Saldivar WWWWWW Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana World Boxing Council World Featherweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 9, 1970 Hyun Kim WWLDWW WIN
Unanimous decision
July 8, 1970 Jose Acosta WLWWWL Korakuen Hall DRAW
Points
April 15, 1970 Yasuo Sakurai WWDLWW vacant Japanese Featherweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 4, 1970 Felipe Torres WLWLLW WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 22, 1969 Flash Besande WWLWLL Osaka WIN
KO
Sept. 10, 1969 Fernando Sotelo LWLWWL WIN
KO
June 11, 1969 Yoshio Ando WWWWLL WIN
KO
April 28, 1969 Kid Barrios WWW WIN
KO
March 24, 1969 Koji Ikeda WWWWWL WIN
Points
Jan. 15, 1969 Hubert Kang LWWLWW OPBF Featherweight

LOSS
KO
Oct. 23, 1968 Orlando Medina LLWWWL Korakuen Hall WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 14, 1968 Toshiharu Mori WLWLLL DRAW
TD
July 3, 1968 Beto Maldonado WLWLWW Korakuen Hall WIN
Points
March 27, 1968 Dwight Hawkins WDWWWW Korakuen Hall LOSS
KO
March 1, 1968 Ramiro Nides LLWLLW Recreation Center, Agana WIN
Points
Jan. 31, 1968 Tiny Palacio WDLDLW WIN
KO
Dec. 27, 1967 Soo Bok Kwon LLL WIN
KO
Dec. 5, 1967 Chang Bok Lee DLLL Hitachi WIN
KO
Nov. 15, 1967 Chang Soo Yun LLL Gifu WIN
Corner retirement
Sept. 20, 1967 Roy Amolong WLWLLL WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 9, 1967 Roberto Andrade WWLWDW Korakuen Hall WIN
KO
July 5, 1967 Katsutoshi Aoki LWLLWL WIN
KO
March 5, 1967 Hyun Kim WLWDWW WIN
Points
Feb. 12, 1967 Hiroshi Miyata WDLL WIN
KO
Jan. 15, 1967 Alberto Reyes WWWWWD WIN
Points
Dec. 11, 1966 Kenji Fuse LLL WIN
KO
Oct. 23, 1966 Atsushi Gunji WLLDLL WIN
KO
Jan. 31, 1966 Masachika Tokutome Osaka WIN
KO
Dec. 20, 1965 Takao Suzuki WIN
KO
Nov. 1, 1965 Toshihiko Nojiri WIN
Points
Sept. 27, 1965 Yoshinobu Yokoyama WIN
KO
Sept. 2, 1965 Masaru Miyazaki WL WIN
Points
July 28, 1965 Norio Sugimoto L WIN
KO
April 5, 1965 Hitoshi Yoshino WIN
KO
March 6, 1965 Seiichi Iizuka WIN
KO