June 10th 2013-Korakuen Hall, Toyko, Japan
Hiroki Shiino (9-2, 8) vs Dennis Tubieron (15-1-1, 6) II
In 2012 Japan's touted Hiroki Shiino suffered his second loss, being stopped by Dennis Tubieron. The two men would rematch the following year for the vacant OPBF Bantamweight title.
April 11th 2011-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroki Shiino (4-1, 3) vs Yuzuru Namushin (12-4-1, 4)
In 2011 touted Japanese fighter Hiroki Shiino [椎野大輝] faced the more experienced Yuzuru Namushin [南無心譲],
December 6th 2013-Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Ryosuke Iwasa (15-1, 9) Vs Hiroki Shiino (10-2, 9)
Back in December 2013 fight fans saw Hiroki Shiino [弘樹椎野] attempt to defend his OPBF Bantamweight title against Ryosuke Iwasa [涼介岩佐] in what looked like a great match up on paper.
(Note-This video isn't the best in terms of quality unfortunately)
August 8th 2011-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroki Shiino (5-1, 4) Vs Kazuyoshio Niki (27-5-1, 15)
Early in his career Hiroki Shiino [弘樹椎野] was tipped for big things, part of that was his early success against solid and experienced fighters, such as Kazuyoshi Niki [仁木一嘉]
In 2013 Hiroki Shiino was the OPBF Bantamweight champion and was a touted puncher set to defend his belt against fellow hard hitting Japanese Bantamweight Ryosuke Iwasa. It seemed that the winner of Iwasa/Shiino fight was heading towards big things whilst the loser would have plenty of time to rebuild.
After losing that fight Shiino was expected to bounce back and end 2014 on the verge of another OPBF title fight. In his way was the little known Hideo Sakamoto, a relative unknown on the Japanese domestic scene.
We won't ruin the result of this one but this is the type of match up that we again love about the Japanese scene where fighters are made to fight and win, lose or draw there are so few easy bouts out the domestic scene.
For those wanting a highlight moment we suggest you pay attention to 10:50.
(Video courtesy of gentidori)
The Bantamweight division in Japan is one of the most interest. At the top you have Shinsuke Yamanaka and Tomoki Kameda, both world champions, below those two you have OPBF champion Ryosuke Iwasa and Japanese champion Kentaro Masuda both of whom are very good fighters and improving.
Below those 4 men you have an interesting collection of fighters including the big punching Hiroki Shiino, a man who looks capable of competing on the world stage sometime in the future. This bout was Shiino's 7th professional bout and saw him taking on the much more experienced Kazuyoshi Niki, a man with more than 30 professional contests.
Sadly this bout didn't let the two men truly prove themselves as the referee called a halt to proceedings far too early though it lasted long enough to see some of Shiino's power and punch selection including a monster uppercut that saw the referee's calling a half to the action, albeit far too early.
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