April 30th 2010-Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Hozumi Hasegawa (28-2, 12) Vs Fernando Montiel (41-2-2, 31)
In 2010 WBC Bantamweight champion Hozumi Hasegawa [長谷川穂積] took on WBO champion Fernando Montiel, in a brilliant match up on paper.
May 3rd 2007-Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan
Hozumi Hasegawa (21-2, 7) vs Simpiwe Vetyeka (16-0, 9)
Looking back over the career of Hozumi Hasegawa [長谷川穂積] it's fair to say his 2007 bout with Simpiwe Vetyeka is a bout that, in many ways, looks more significant now than it did when it first took place.
November 13th 2006-Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Hozumi Hasegawa (20-2, 7) vs Genaro Garcia (35-4, 20)
In Hozumi Hasegawa's [長谷川穂積] third defense of the WBC Bantamweight title he took on Genaro Garcia, who would fight for world titles on two subsequent occasions.
February 15th 2004-Central Gym, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hozumi Hasegawa (14-2, 5) vs Dechsayarm Sithpordam (3-6, 1)
In 2004 the then OPBF Bantamweight champion Hozumi Hasegawa [長谷川穂積] took part in a stay busy bout against Thai visitor Dechsayarm Sithpordam.
May 23rd 2004-Sambo Hall, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Hozumi Hasegawa (15-2, 5) vs Norasing Kietprasanchai (5-7-1, 4)
In 2004 Hozumi Hasegawa [長谷川穂積] made his third, and final, defense of the OPBF Bantamweight title, as he took on Norasing Kietprasanchai.
November 9th 2003-Sambo Hall, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Hozumi Hasegawa (13-2, 4) vs Alvin Felicilda (19-11-2, 10)
In 2003 Japanese fighter Hozumi Hasegawa [長谷川穂積] defended the OPBF Bantamweight title against for the second time, facing Alvin Felicilda in what would be Felicilda final bout. Amazingly this was the Filipino's 6th bout of 2003, and his 4th in the space of 5 months.
For those interested this bout is featured in some depth in the excellent Endless Punchers: Body, Narrative and Performance in the world of Japanese Boxing by Loren Seth Goodman.
October 30th 2004-Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Hozumi Hasegawa (16-2, 5) vs Jun Toriumi (22-3-1, 9)
In 2004 Japanese fighters Hozumi Hasegawa [長谷川穂積] and Jun Toriumi [鳥海純] faced off in a really interesting and competitive bout.
September 25th 2005-Arena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Hozumi Hasegawa (18-2, 5) vs Gerardo Martinez (27-5-2, 20)
In 2005 Hozumi Hasegawa [長谷川穂積] won the WBC Bantamweight title, his first world title, In his first defense of that title he took on Mexican Gerardo Martinez.
October 21st 2001-Sambo Hall, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Hozumi Hasegawa (5-2, 2) vs Hisami Kitahara (5-7, 4)
In 2001 Hozumi Hasegawa [長谷川穂積] took on Hisami Kitahara [北村久己] in a low level 6 rounder.
April 21st 2002-Sambo Hall, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Hozumi Hasegawa (7-2, 3) vs Pornchai Sithpraprom (39-19, 21)
Back in April 2002 Japanese fans saw a then 21 year old Hozumi Hasegawa [長谷川穂積] take on Thai veteran Pornchai Sithpraprom.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.