August 25th 2018-Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, USA
Hidenori Otake (31-2-3, 14) Vs Isaac Dogboe (19-0, 13)
This weekend fight fans had the chance to see Japanese veteran Hidenori Otake [大竹 秀典] challenge unbeaten WBO Super Bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe in Arizona.
March 24th 2014-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hidenori Otake (21-1-3, 9) vs Takafumi Nakajima (22-6-1, 9) II
In 2012 Hidenori Otake [大竹秀典] defeated Takafumi Nakajima [中嶋孝文] to claim the Japanese Super Bantamweight title. The two men would have a rematch in 2014, in what was Otake's 4th defense of the title
October 13th 2017- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hidenori Otake (29-2-3, 13) vs Hinata Maruta (5-0, 4)
Last week Japanese fight fans saw OPBF Super Bantamweight champion Hidenori Otake [大竹 秀典] took on highly touted Japanese youngster Hinata Maruta [丸田 陽七太] in a really intriguing match up between veteran and youngster.
July 19th 2017-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hidenori Otake (28-2-3, 12) Vs Kinshiro Usui (27-5, 11)
Last week Japanese fight fans saw Hidenori Otake [大竹 秀典] defending the OPBF Super Bantamweight title against fellow veteran Kinshiro Usui [臼井 欽士郎] in a really interesting match up.
March 17th 2017-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hidenori Otake (27-2-3, 12) vs Jelbirt Gomera (12-1, 6)
Earlier today fans at the Korakuen Hall saw an OPBF Super Bantamweight title fight, as former world title challenger Hidenori Otake [大竹 秀典] battled against Filipino youngster Jelbirt Gomera for the title that had recently been vacated by Shun Kubo.
November 16th 2017-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hidenori Otake (26-2-3, 12) vs Alexander Espinoza (11-8-1, 10)
Last week Japanese fight fans saw former world title challenger Hidenori Otake [大竹 秀典] battle against heavy handed Venezuelan Alexander Espinoza.
June 24th 2016-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Hidenori Otake (25-2-3, 12) vs Hernan Cortez (9-8-3, 2)
Earlier this month Japanese fight fans had the chance to see former world title challenger Hidenori Otake [大竹 秀典] battle against Hernan Cortez in what, Otake's team claimed, was a world title prelude.
March 16th 2016-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hidenori Otake (24-2-3, 11) vs Satantung Sor Bangkhru (0-1)*
Earlier this year Japanese fans saw former world title challenger Hidenori Otake (25-2, 12) [大竹 秀典] battle against Thailand's Satantung Sor Bangkhru in what was regarded as a stay busy fight for the former Japanese Super Bantamweight champion.
*Satantung's record also reported as 7-4 (4) coming into this bout
November 18th 2015-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hidenori Otake(23-2-3, 10) vs San Saknarong (2-4)
In 2014 we saw Hidenori Otake prove his toughness in a world title fight. Since then he has fought a couple of bouts with one of them coming against Thailand's limited San Saknarong.
Japanese fighters have a reputation for being incredibly tough. We saw this stereotype last year in a 2013 FOTY contender between Nihito Arakawa and Omar Figueroa, we saw it again in 2014 when Hidenori Otake took the best shots of Britain's Scott Quigg, and came back for more. The bout wasn't the most competitive but Otake did show insane toughness, heart and energy in a brilliant losing effort.
For those wondering about history, this was the first time a Japanese fighter had traveled to Britain to challenge a world champion since Akio Kameda challenged Terry Marsh back in the 1980's. Sadly like Kameda we saw Otake fall short and we've still not seen a Japanese fighter win a world title in Europe.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.