November 11th 2017-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Andy Hiraoka (10-0, 7) vs Takahiko Kobayashi (7-2, 5)
Back in November Japanese fight fans saw Andy Hiraoka [平岡アンディ] take on big punching foe Takahiko Kobayashi [小林孝彦] in a but for the vacant Japanese Youth Light Welterweight title.
December 30th 2016-Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan
Andy Hiraoka (7-0, 4) VS Naty Yongraksa (0-0)
One of the many unbeaten prospects on today's card in Tokyo was Andy Hiraoka [平岡アンディ] who took part in the walk out bout against Naty Yongraksa. For those who stayed behind to watch this bout, they didn't have to wait long to go home.
Promising Japanese teenagers seem to be all the rage right not with Kosei Tanaka looking amazing in his win over Ryuji Hara and the unbeaten Takuma Inoue looking like one of the best young prospects in world boxing. Anther Japanese teenager making his name in the sport right now is Hanagata gym prospect Andy Hiraoka a freakishly tall Lightweight prospect who recently won the East Japan Rookie of the Year.
We've not got a lot of footage of Hiraoka but we have got this footage, footage from his third professional bout as he took on, and stopped, Susumu Nakata in a very impressive performance from the young southpaw who looked like a man with a lovely variety of shots in his arsenal and a more complete skill set than many young fighters. It wasn't flawless from Hiraoka but it was still impressive considering his age and inexperience.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.