March 30th 2019-2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (15-0, 9) vs Keita Obara (20-3-1, 18)
Just a few days ago Uzbek Kudratillo Abdukakhorov [Қудратилло Абдуқаҳҳоровдан] battled Japanese puncher Keita Obara [小原 佳太] in an IBF Welterweight world title eliminator.
December 9th 2013-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Keita Obara (9-1, 8) Vs Tetsuya Hasunuma (7-4-3, 3)
In 2013 the then Japanese Light Welterweight champion Keita Obara [小原 佳太] faced off with Tetsuya Hasunuma [蓮沼テツヤ].
April 14th 2014-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Keita Obara (10-1, 9) vs Jay Solmiano (17-2-1, 13)
In 2014 Japanese fighter Keita Obara [小原 佳太] faced off with Jay Solmiano for the then vacant OPBF Light Welterweight title.
August 9th 2018-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Keita Obara (19-3-1, 17) Vs Alvin Lagumbay (10-2, 9) II
Earlier this year we saw Japan's Keita Obara [小原 佳太] suffer a major upset defeat at the hands of Filipino puncher Alvin Lagumbay, with both men being dropped and Obara not managing to beat the count. This past Thursday the two men met again with LAgumbay making his first defense of the WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title, that he had claimed when he beat Obara in their first meeting.
April 12th 2018-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Keita Obara (19-2-1, 17) Vs Alvin Lagumbay (9-2, 8)
This past week fight fans at the Korakuen Hall had the chance to see a WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title fight, as champion Keita Obara [小原 佳太] took on big punching Filipino Alvin Lagumbay, in a bout that had a very unique ending.
December 14th 2017-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Keita Obara (18-2-1, 16) vs Shusaku Fujinaka (16-7-2, 11)
This past Thursday fight fans in Japan saw WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight champion Keita Obara [小原 佳太] battle against fellow Japanese fighter Shusaku Fujinaka [藤中 周作]
August 10th 2017-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Keita Obara (17-2-1, 15) Vs Saddam Kietyongyuth (26-2, 21)
This past week we saw former world title challenger Keita Obara [小原 佳太] take on Thai visitor Saddam Kietyongyuth [ซัดดัม เรือไวกิ้ง] in a bout for the WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title.
Note - Saddam was fighting under his real name of Narong Boonchan
September 9th 2016-Krylia Sovetov, Moscow, Russia
Keita Obara (16-1-1, 15) Vs Eduard Troyanovsky (24-0, 21
Earlier today Keita Obara [小原 佳太] took on IBF Light Welterweight champion Eduard Troyanovsky in Russian for the IBF and IBO titles.
April 14th 2016-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Keita Obara (15-1-1, 14) vs Sin Maneesri (0-0)
Ealier this month Japanese fans saw the world ranked Keita Obara [小原 佳太] fight in farcical "stay busy fight" against against a Thai opponent, originally reported as being Petchdam Tor Buamas though now listed as being Sin Maneesri.
The on screen graphic lists the Thai as being 8-3 (4)
November 7th-Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, USA
Keita Obara (15-1, 14) Vs Walter Castillo (26-3, 19)
The PBC has been a mixed bag at times but it has certainly helped some fighters increase their profile. One of those was Japanese puncher Keita Obara who recently traveled to the US to face Nicaraguan tough guy Walter Castillo in an IBF eliminator at 140lbs. The bout was Obara's US debut and saw him really getting positive feedback from American fans. Sadly though the PBC does have it's issues, and those were seen in the scoring of this one, with some terrible judges scorecards.
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