September 14th 2018-Palazzohalle, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Atsushi Kakutani (19-6-1, 12) Vs Mirco Martin (12-0, 6)
Last Friday former world title challenger Atsushi Kakutani [角谷 淳志] returned to the ring, after more than a year out, to take on unbeaten German Flyweight prospect Mirco Martin in Germany.
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July 28th 2017-EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Osaka
Tetsuya Hisada (28-9-2, 17) vs Atsushi Kakutani (19-5-1, 12)
This past Friday fight fans in Osaka saw a Japanese Light Flyweight title fight, as defending champion Tetsuya Hisada [久田 哲也]took on former world title challenger Atsushi Kakutani [角谷 淳志]
April 14th 2016- Korakuen Hall Tokyo, Japan
Ken Shiro (6-0, 3) vs Atsushi Kakutani (17-4-1, 10)
Last week Japanese fans saw talented youngster Ken Shiro [拳 四朗], face off against former world title challenger Atsushi Kakutani [角谷 淳志], in a mandatory defense of Ken Shiro's Japanese Light Flyweight title.
There are a lot of fun to watch Filipino's plying their trade in boxing. Some are superstars of the sport like Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire whilst others are just trying to forge their name to help them get a big pay day.
One of the fighters hunting a big payday is the amazingly fun to watch Warlito Parrenas, otherwise known as WARS Katsumata. What makes Parrenas so much fun to watch is the fact you know the fight isn't going the distance and he will either stop his opponent, or be stopped trying. This has seen him go almost 7 years without hearing the final bell, in fact his last bout to go the schedule was his 7th!
One of the most impressive Parrenas wins came when he was fighting under the Katsumata banner in Japan and made light work of future world title challenger Atsushi Kakutani in a bout that was ridiculously fun to watch despite lasting less than a round. The bout lasted just 172 seconds but featured 4 knockdowns, yes one every 36 seconds! Just don't blink and don't expect anything too technical here because an in ring war isn't pretty, it's just beautiful violence!
(For those who want to skip the build up the opening bell is at 4:43)
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Prior to Naoya Inoue taking the WBC Light Flyweight title from the Adrian Hernandez we had seen another Japanese fighter put Hernandez down, though in that Hernandez got back up to successfully defend his belt.
The bout we're talking about happened 8 months before the Inoue bout and saw Hernandez fighting against Atsushi Kakutani, a fighter all but unknown outside of Japan.
Inside a minute of the fight Kakutani had dropped Hernandez on the seat of his pants. Unfortunately for Kakutani that was his major moment of success as Hernandez found his groove soon afterwards and slowly, but surely, ground down the Japanese challenger who was stopped in round 4 after some great action between the two men.
Despite the loss here Kakutani did actually play a part in Inoue's win over Hernandez and sparred with Inoue ahead of his bout with Hernandez. Not only did the two spar but Kakutani also informed Inoue's team that Hernandez wasn't as tall as he had been reported to be. Something that certainly helped Inoue prepare for the Mexican.
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