January 23rd 1964-Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand
Hiroyuki Ebihara (38-1-1, 22) Vs Pone Kingpetch (26-5, 8) II
In 1963 Japan's Hiroyuki Ebihara [海老原 博幸] scored an opening round KO against Thailand's Pone Kingpetch [โผน กิ่งเพชร] to dethrone the Thai of the WBA and WBC Flyweight titles. The following year the two men rematched with Ebihara travelling to Thailand for the contest.
September 18th 1963-Metropolitan Gym, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Ebihara (36-1-1, 20) Vs Pone Kingpetch (26-4, 8)
Back in 1963 fans in Asia saw two of the great Flyweights face off for the first of two meetings. The bout saw the then unified Flyweight champion Pone Kingpetch [โผน กิ่งเพชร], the first Thai world champion, battle against the then unheralded Hiroyuki Ebihara [海老原 博幸], one of the genuine legends of Japanese boxing. The two men would later fight a second time, just 4 months later.
August 12th 1967-Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
Hiroyuki Ebihara (55-3-1, 29) Vs Horacio Accavallo (74-2-6, 34) II
In 1966 Japan's fantastic Hiroyuki Ebihara [海老原 博幸] travelled to Argentina to face Horacio Accavallo, the then WBA Flkyweight champion. The two men would then meet again a year later, with Ebihara again on the road in enemy territory. Incidentally this would be Accavallo's final bout as a professional before announcing his retirement.
May 7th 1965-Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA
Hiroyuki Ebihara (47-2-1, 25) Vs Efren Torres (43-2, 28)
When we talk about the greatest Japanese boxers of all time it's impossible to ignore 2-time Flyweight champion Hiroyuki Ebihara [海老原 博幸] a man so great that a Pokémon in Japan is named after him. Here we see his second bout with Efren Torres, who would later claim world honours. This was fought around 13 months after their first bout.
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