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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