January 29th 1993-Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (21-3-1, 9) vs Ronnie Romero (1-11)
Following Hiroki Ioka's [井岡 弘樹] 1992 loss to Myung Woo Yuh fans saw the Japanese star target a Flyweight title,in an attempt to become Japan's first 3 weight world champion. That saw him take on Filipino Ronnie Romero in early 1993 in a bout well above the Flyweight limit.
January 31st 1988-Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (9-0, 5) vs Kyung Yung Lee (11-0, 4)
In 1987 we saw the recognition of the Minimumweight division. the first champion of which was IBF title holder Kyung Yung Lee [이경연]. Lee vacated the title soon after winning it to face WBC champion Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹], who had become the youngest Japanese world champion when he had won his title in October 1987. Essentially these were the two best 105lb fighters and both were wanting to prove it.
June 10th 1989- Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (11-1, 7) vs Napa Kiatwanchai (9-0-1, 4) III
The third and final bout between Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹] and Napa Kiatwanchai [นภา เกียรติวันชัย] came in June 1989. The bout saw Ioka looking to regain the WBC title he had lost to Napa the previous November.
March 31st 1992- Municipal Sogo Gymnasium, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (19-2-1, 9) vs Noel Tunacao (17-0-1, 9)
In 1992 Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹], the then WBA Light Flyweight champion, took on unbeaten Filipino challenger Noel Tunacao.
November 13th 1988- Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (10-0-1, 6) vs Napa Kiatwanchai (7-0-1, 4) II
In June 1988 Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹] defended the WBC Minimumweight title with a draw against Thailand's Napa Kiatwanchai [นภา เกียรติวันชัย]. The two men met again in November in their second, of three, meeting.
October 18th 1987-Kinki University Auditorium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (8-0, 5) vs Mai Thomburifarm (11-1, 4)
In 1987 an 18 year old Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹] took on Thailand's Mai Thomburifarm for the vacant WBC Minimumweight title. A win for Ioka would see him become the youngest Japanese world champion, at 18 years 9 months and 10 days.
June 5th 1988-Kinki University Auditorium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (10-0, 6) vs Napa Kiatwanchai (6-0, 3)
In just over a year during the late 1980's fans saw Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹] face off against Thailand's Napa Kiatwanchai three times. He's their first bout, from June 1988.
February 25th 1997-Central Gym, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (30-5-1, 16) vs Jose Bonilla (21-3, 11)
In 1993 Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹] had his first attempt at becoming a 3-weight world champion. In 1995 he had his second shot, and in 1997 he had his third shot, as he took on Jose Bonilla,the then WBA Flyweight champion.
April 29th 1998-Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (32-6-1, 17) vs Satoshi Iida (23-1-1, 11)
In 1998 Japanese fans saw Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹] attempt to become a 3-weight world champion, as he challenged the then WBA Super Flyweight champion Satoshi Iida [飯田覚士].
October 17th 1995-Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Saen Sor Ploenchit (22-0, 5) Vs Hiroki Ioka (27-4-1, 14)
In the 1990's Japanese fans saw Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹] make several attempts to become the first Japanese 3-weight world champion. Here we see him challenging the then WBA Flyweight champion Saen Sor Ploenchit [แสน ส.เพลินจิต ], who had actually won the title from David Griman who had himself beaten Ioka
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