January 3rd 1967-Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Fighting Harada (45-3, 17) vs Jose Medel (63-20-6, 41) II
In 1963 Fighting Harada [ファイティング原田] suffered his first stoppage loss, only of only 2 in his legendary career, being stopped by Jose Medel. In 1967, with Harada having claimed the WBA and WBC Bantamweight, the two would have a rematch.
February 27th 1968-Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Fighting Harada (50-3, 19) vs Lionel Rose (27-2, 8)
In 1968 Japanese great Fighting Harada, the then WBA and WBC Bantamweight champion, battled against Australian challenger Lionel Rose.
July 4th 1967-Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Fighting Harada (47-3, 17) vs Bernardo Caraballo (51-12, 23)
In 1965 Japanese legend Fighting Harada claimed the Bantamweight throne by defeating Brazilian legend Eder Jofre, which he would defend against Alan Rudkin, Eder Jofre in a rematch and Jose Medel, before facing off with the speedy Bernardo Caraballo in his 4th defense of the title
October 10th 1962-Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Fighting Harada (26-1, 10) vs Pone Kingpetch (25-3, 8) I
In 1962 fans in the East saw legends colliding as Japan's Fighting Harada [ファイティング原田], then 19, challenged WBA Flyweight champion Pone Kingpetch [โผน กิ่งเพชร], the first Thai world champion. These two would rematch just 3 months later.
May 31st 1966-Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Fighting Harada (42-3, 17) Vs Eder Jofre (47-1-4, 37) II
In 1965 Masahiko Harada [原田 政彦], a man better known as Fighting Harada [ファイティング原田] scored a career defining victory over the previously unbeaten Eder Jofre to claim the WBC and WBA Bantamweight titles. A year later the two men faced off again with Jofre trying to avenge his sole defeat and Harada looking to once again over-come the "Golden Bantam".
May 18th 1965-Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Fighting Harada (38-3, 17) Vs Eder Jofre (47-0-3, 37)
When we talk about Japanese boxing legends it's impossible not to mention Masahiko Harada [原田 政彦], a man better known as Fighting Harada [ファイティング原田]. Harada's name will forever be linked with Brazilian star Eder Jofre, and this is the first bout between the two men. With Jofre entering the bout as the unbeaten WBA and WBC Bantamweight champion.
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