February 12th 2001-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (34-8-1, 25) vs Crazy Kim (8-2, 7)
In early 2001 Japanese fans saw domestic Light Middleweight champion Hiroyuki Yoshino take on the heavy handed Crazy Kim in a title defense that promised a lot of excitement.
April 18th 1995-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (25-6-1, 19) vs Yuji Kato (2-0)
In 1995 former Japanese Welterweight champion Hiroyuki Yoshino battled against the inexperienced Yuji Kato.
January 14th 1991-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (17-3-1, 14) vs Tatsuhiro Kawabata (9-7, 5) II
In 1989 Hiroyuki Yoshino scored a 4th round KO win over Tatsuhiro Kawabata, less than 2 years later the men faced off for a second time.
December 6th 1988-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (10-3-1, 7) Vs Tadafumi Miura (8-7-4, 3)
Japanese fighters might not make much of an impression on the world stage at Welterweight but the division has given us some thrilling bouts domestically with the exciting Hiroyuki Yoshino in a number of such fights. Back when Yoshino was the Japanese Welterweight champion in the late 1980's he faced Tadafumi Miura in what looked, on paper, like a total mismatch. Although it wasn't a drag out 12 round thriller it was highly entertaining action between two men looking to score an eye catching KO and throwing bombs at each other.
May 30rd 1989-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (12-3-1, 9) Vs Masumi Yamaguchi (4-3, 3)
On the world stage Japanese fighters are better known for what they do at the lower weights. Domestically however we often find some of the most explosive coming in the more middling range. One example of that is this short Japanese Welterweight title bout between Hiroyuki Yoshino and Masumi Yamaguchi, that saw every punch being thrown with bad intention. This is short but sweet.
Note-Boxrec list Yamaguchi as being 4-2-1 the TV list him as 4-3, we've this second figure
Note 2-The 3 knockdown rule was in effect here
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