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Royal Kobayashi boxer

Royal Kobayashi image
Status inactive
Division super bantamweight
Height 5′ 5½″/166cm
Debut 1973-02-25
Born 1949-10-10
Nationality Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan
bouts
43
won
35
lost
8
draw
0
bouts
43
won
35
lost
8
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super bantamweight
Height 5′ 5½″/166cm
Debut 1973-02-25
Born 1949-10-10
Nationality Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan

Kobayashi who had practiced kendo until high school graduation, began boxing after admission to the Physical Training School of the Self Defense Forces. He won the All-Japan Amateur Boxing Championships in the featherweight division in 1971 and 1972.Kobayashi represented Japan at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. In the second round match against Pat Ryan, Kobayashi knocked him down thrice, badly damaged his face, and won by a 4–1 decision. Beaver County Times called it "the most ridiculous decision of the night". Kobayashi then knocked out Italy's Pasqualino Morbidelli in one round, before losing 1–4 to András Botos in the quarterfinals. He compiled an amateur record of 34–3 (28 KOs) before turning professional.

Kobayashi who had practiced kendo until high school graduation, began boxing after admission to the Physical Training School of the Self Defense Forces. He won the All-Japan Amateur Boxing Championships in the featherweight division in 1971 and 1972.Kobayashi represented Japan at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. In the second round match against Pat Ryan, Kobayashi knocked him down thrice, badly damaged his face, and won by a 4–1 decision. Beaver County Times called it "the most ridiculous decision of the night". Kobayashi then knocked out Italy's Pasqualino Morbidelli in one round, before losing 1–4 to András Botos in the quarterfinals. He compiled an amateur record of 34–3 (28 KOs) before turning professional.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Oct. 18, 1981 Jung-Han Hwang WWW Munhwa Gymnasium, Seoul OPBF Featherweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 6, 1981 Young Se Oh WWWWWW Munhwa Gymnasium, Seoul OPBF Featherweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 19, 1981 Dae Hwan Lee DWLWLW Korakuen Hall OPBF Featherweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 25, 1981 Koichi Matsushima WLWLWW Korakuen Hall OPBF Featherweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 19, 1980 Dae Hwan Lee WWDWLW OPBF Featherweight

WIN
Split-decision
June 9, 1980 Takao Maruki WDLWWW Nagoya OPBF Featherweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 24, 1980 Masa Ito WWWWWW City Gymnasium, Hofu WIN
KO
Dec. 20, 1979 Kashi Keno LLLWLL WIN
KO
Oct. 28, 1979 Suk Tae Yun WWWLD Aomori City OPBF Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 8, 1979 Chong-Yun Lee WW Seoul WIN
KO
July 26, 1979 Hikaru Tomonari LLLLWW Korakuen Hall LOSS
Majority decision
April 27, 1979 Bok-Soo Hwang LLWLDD Kumamoto OPBF Featherweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 9, 1979 Eusebio Pedroza WWWWWW Korakuen Hall World Boxing Association World Featherweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
Aug. 6, 1978 Spider Nemoto WWWWWW OPBF Featherweight

WIN
Split-decision
April 27, 1978 Bok-Soo Hwang WWWWWL OPBF Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 19, 1978 Wilfredo Gomez WWWWWW Municipal Gymnasium, Kitakyushu World Boxing Council World Super Bantamweight

LOSS
KO
Nov. 3, 1977 Satoshi Nakai LWLLWL WIN
Technical knockout
May 23, 1977 Shigeru Sasaki WLWLLW WIN
KO
Feb. 8, 1977 Blazer Okubo WWLWWL Otsu WIN
KO
Nov. 24, 1976 Dong Kyun Yum WWWWWL Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul LOSS
Majority decision
Oct. 9, 1976 Rigoberto Riasco LWWWWW Kokugikan World Boxing Council World Super Bantamweight

WIN
KO
July 10, 1976 Jaguar Sekino WWWWWL WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 15, 1976 Emilio Salcedo WWWDWW David LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 21, 1975 Ushiwakamaru Harada WDLWLD WIN
Points
Oct. 12, 1975 Alexis Arguello WWWWWW Kokugikan World Boxing Association World Featherweight

LOSS
KO
June 16, 1975 Hwa Yong Yuh LWWWWL WIN
KO
May 9, 1975 Zensuke Utagawa WWLWWL Korakuen Hall WIN
KO
April 4, 1975 Jun Gallego LWW Sendai WIN
KO
Feb. 17, 1975 Masanao Toyoshima LLWWWL WIN
KO
Dec. 30, 1974 Sanjo Takemori WWDDWL WIN
KO
Sept. 16, 1974 Bert Nabalatan WLWWWL Korakuen Hall WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 5, 1974 Ryu Fukita WWWWWW Osaka WIN
KO
Aug. 4, 1974 Freddie Mensah WWLWLW WIN
KO
June 9, 1974 Jose Medel WLLLWL Korakuen Hall WIN
Corner retirement
March 17, 1974 Sung Jong Hong DWLLDL WIN
KO
Feb. 1, 1974 Hiroshi Nunose LLLWLW WIN
KO
Nov. 23, 1973 Jaguar Sekino LLWWLD WIN
KO
Oct. 19, 1973 Nam Chul Chung WLLL WIN
KO
Sept. 7, 1973 Katsutoshi Inuzuka LWWWLL WIN
KO
July 21, 1973 Victor Dounue L Kumamoto WIN
KO
June 15, 1973 Hiroshi Miura WLL WIN
KO
April 27, 1973 Gypsy Sato LL WIN
KO
Feb. 25, 1973 Baron Kumazawa LLLLLL Korakuen Hall WIN
Points