February 3rd 1991-Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Kiyoshi Hatanaka (21-1-1, 14) vs Pedro Ruben Decima (26-2, 18)
In 1991 Japan's Kiyoshi Hatanaka [畑中 清詞] got his second world title shot, as he took on Pedro Ruben Decima for the WBC Super Bantamweight title.
June 14th 1991-Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Kiyoshi Hatanaka (22-1-1, 15) Vs Daniel Zaragoza (41-5-1, 22)
In 1991 Japan's Kiyoshi Hatanaka [畑中 清詞] took part in a thriller with Mexican tough guy Daniel Zaragoza. The bout was Hatanaka's first defense of the WBC Super Bantamweight title and turned out to be nothing short of breath taking. The bout is still, some 20 years later, regarded as one of the best to take place in Asia and is well worth a watch if you get an hour of free time.
September 4th 1988-Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Kiyoshi Hatanaka (15-0, 10) Vs Gilberto Roman (49-4-1, 35)
In 1988 Japan's Kiyoshi Hatanaka [畑中 清詞] got his first world title shot, in the other corner the fantastic Gilberto Roman, one of the greatest Super Flyweight's ever.
February 26th 1988-Tsuyuhashi Sports Center, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Kiyoshi Hatanaka (14-0, 9) vs Constancio Dangla (21-6-3, 7)
Japanese fighter Kiyoshi Hatanaka [畑中 清詞] got his first world title fight in late 1988. In his bout immediately preceding his contest with Gilberto Roman he faced Constancio Dangla, who had previously fought Khaokor Galaxy and Sung Kil Moon among others.
February 23rd 1987-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Kiyoshi Hatanaka (11-0, 7) vs Tadashi Maruo (13-6, 10) II
Japanese fighter Kiyoshi Hatanaka [畑中清詞] is currently the manager in charge of the sensationally talented Kosei Tanaka. Before setting the Hatanaka gym he was a very talented fighter in his own right. In his 12th professional contest Hatanaka fougth in his first title bout, facing off against Tadashi Maruo [丸尾忠] for the Japanese Super Flyweight crown. These two had fought in 1986, with Hatanaka taking a decision win over Maruo, who had won the title, for the second time, between the two Hatanaka bouts.
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