When we talk about the most exciting Japanese fighters of all time we cannot possibly ignore the legendary Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, the man who inspired the current generation of Japanese fighters and had such huge appeal that American and British fans followed his career.
For many the defining moment in Tatsuyoshi's career wasn't his first title win, nor was it his historic bout with compatriot Yasuei Yakushiji, instead it was sensational win over the then unbeaten Sirimongkol Singwancha to reclaim the WBC Bantamweight title. Going in to the bout Tatsuyoshi was seen as a man fighting not just for the title but also his career, a career that had an Indian summer following this contest.
The fight might start somewhat slowly but the once the men get into things this became a fantastic battle between two world class fighters and even now, more than a decade on, the drama of the bout is still as brilliant as it was live.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.