September 9th 1992-Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Akinobu Hiranaka (20-1, 18) vs Morris East (15-2, 9)
In September 1992 Japanese puncher Akinobu Hiranaka [平仲 明信], the then WBA Light Welterweight champion looked to make his first defense, as he took on Filipino teenager Morris East.
April 10th 1992-El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Akinobu Hiranaka (19-1, 17) Vs Edwin Rosario (41-4, 36)
In 1992 Japanese puncher Akinobu Hiranaka [平仲 明信] travelled to Mexico to challenge the then WBA Light Welterweight champion Edwin Rosario.
August 11th 1987-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Akinobu Hiranaka (10-0, 9) vs Naoki Ito (8-2, 3)
Japan have had various punchers through it's history, though very few left destruction like Akinobu Hiranaka, who was a massive puncher though his career. In August 1987 Hiranaka, the then Japanese champion at 140lbs, took on Naoki Ito, who got the chance to experience the power of Hiranaka first hand.
June 16th 1987-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Akinobu Hiranaka (9-0, 8) vs Archie Garcia (5-5, 2)
It's hard to dislike a pure puncher and when it comes to Akinobu Hiranaka it's hard to argue that he was one of the purest punchers in Japanese boxing history. Here we see him take on brave Filipino journeyman Archie Garcia.
May 1st 1986-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Akinobu Hiranaka (5-0, 5) vs Masahiro Tanabu (9-2, 4) II
In January 1986 Akinobu Hiranaka iced Masahiro Tanabu in spectacular fashion to become the Japanese Light Welterweight champion. In May the two men had a rematch.
January 9th 1986-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Akinobu Hiranaka (3-0, 3) vs Masahiro Tanabu (9-1, 4)
When we talk about the greatest Japanese punchers of all time it's impossible to ignore Akinobu Hiranaka, a truly brutal puncher. In January 1986, in just his 4th professional bout, he challenged Japanese Light Welterweight champion Masahiro Tanabu.
January 26th 1988-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Akinobu Hiranaka (12-0, 11) vs Eiji Kikuzaki (15-2-2, 13)
In his 6th defense of the Japanese Light Welterweight title Akinobu Hiranaka took on fellow puncher Eiji Kikuzaki.
October 13th 1987- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Akinobu Hiranaka (11-0, 10) vs Tetsuya Manaka (6-2-1, 3)
After just 29 months of fighting as a professional Akinobu Hiranaka [平仲明信] claimed the Japanese Light Welterweight title. In his first defence he took on Tetsuya Manaka [真中哲也].
April 29th 1989-Palazzo Dello Sport, Vasto, Abruzzo, Italy
Akinobu Hiranaka (17-0, 15) Vs Juan Martin Coggi (39-1-2, 23)
In 1989 Japanese puncher Akinobu Hiranaka [平仲 明信] got his first shot at a world title, as he took on Argentina's Juan Martin Coggi in Italy, for the WBA 140lb title.
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