We want to congratulate the Ohashi Gym on it's 20th birthday.
The gym, set up by Hideyuki Ohashi after his retirement in the early 1990's, is often seen as the second most notable in Japan right now and has prided it's self on aggressive matchmaking.
Mr Ohashi himself was a fighter who followed the aggressive match making as a fighter. His career only lasted 24 fights over 8 years (1985-1993) though in that time he was a 2-time world champion who took part in 7 world title fighters and faced the best of his era, including Ricardo Lopez and Jung-Koo Chang, who both beat him.
Since the gym has been set up it has guided several fighters to world titles, including Katsushige Kawashima, Akira Yaegashi and Ayaka Miyao. The intention right now seems to be about grooming the next generation of young fighters such as Light Flyweight Naoya Inoue, Minimumweight Ryuji Hara and Super Flyweight Ryo Matsumoto, 3 of the most promising young Japanese fighters out there right now.
Well done Mr Ohashi, well done to the trainers and fighters at the gym and all the best for the future. Hopefully they'll have 20 more years of great fighters, great training and great fights!
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