September 24th 2018-Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Sho Kimura (17-1-2, 10) Vs Kosei Tanaka (11-0, 7)
Earlier this week Japanese fight fans in Nagoya got a FOTY contender as WBO Flyweight champion Sho Kimura [木村翔] faced off against mandatory challenger Kosei Tanaka [田中恒成]. The bout was streamed globally without commentary, but for those who like the Japanese commentary there is also this version.
March 31st 2018-International Conference Hall, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Kosei Tanaka (10-0, 6) vs Ronnie Baldonado (10-0-1, 7)
This past weekend fight fans in Chubu saw 2-weight world champion Kosei Tanaka [田中恒成] move up to Flyweight and battle against unbeaten Filipino Ronnie Baldonado
December 31st 2016-Memorial Center, Gifu, Gifu, Japan
Kosei Tanaka (7-0, 4) vs Moises Fuentes (24-2-1, 13)
Earlier today fansd world wide had the chance to see Japanese 21 year old Kosei Tanaka [田中恒成] battle against Mexican veteran Moises Fuentes in a bout for the WBO Light Flyweight title.
May 28th 2016-International Conference Hall, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Kosei Tanaka (6-0, 3) vs Rene Patilano (15-1-2, 7)
In 2015 Japan's Kosei Tanaka [田中恒成] raced away to a world title, winning the WBO Minimumweight title in his 5th professional contest. Following his first defense he moved up in weight and faced world ranked Filipino Rene Patilano.
December 31st 2015-Aichi Prefectural Gym Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Kosei Tanaka (5-0, 2) Vs Vic Saludar (11-1, 9)
One of the top Prospects of 2014 was Kosei Tanaka, who claimed a world title this year in just his 5th professional bout. To end 2015 he sought the first defense of that title as he took on Filipino puncher Vic Saludar in what turned out to be a thrilling encounter of power and action. The tactics used may not have been the smartest but the action was amazing and explosive.
May 30th 2015-Park Arena, Komaki, Aichi, Japan
Kosei Tanaka (4-0, 2) Vs Julian Yedras (24-1, 13)
Last year we saw Naoya Inoue stop Adrian Hernandez in his 6th professional bout to claim the WBC Light Flyweight title. That win saw Inoue setting a Japanese record for the fewest fights taken to win a world title. Today we saw Kosei Tanaka attempt to break that record as he took on Julian Yedras for the WBO Minimumweight title.
March 16th 2014- International Conference Hall, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Kosei Tanaka (1-0) Vs Ronelle Ferreras (13-6-2, 5)
In 2013 we saw the professional debut of Japanese sensation Kosei Tanaka, who easily over-came Oscar Raknafa. In his second bout as a professional Tanaka took on Filipino Ronelle Ferreras. In the past we'd only had a fan-cam version of this fight though we've recently stumbled on CBC television broadcast of the fight. This broadcast version doesn't feature the full fight, though is a much higher quality than the other verion.
For those interested in the fan cam version that's available here.
March 2013- Kofu, Japan
Kosei Tanaka (N/a) Vs Takuma Inoue (N/a)
When we talk about amateur rivalries few can compare to the sensational rivalry between Kosei Tanaka and Takuma Inoue. The two men fought regularly in Japanese amateur tournaments before they both turned professional in 2013 and we believe they managed to fight 5 times. From what we understand this was the 5th and final meeting between the two hotly tipped prospects, both of whom are now expected to have major success in the professional ranks.
(Video courtesy of Takaetu Inoue)
March 15th 2013- Subic Bay, Philippines
Kosei Tanaka (N/a) Vs Lalitha Prasad Polipalli (N/a)
The 2013 Asian Youth Championships were, for some fans, their first chance to see ultra-talented Japanese youngster Kosei Tanaka who reached the finals before losing a controversial decision to Filipino Jade Bornea. On route to the final Tanaka defeated Indian boxer Lalitha Prasad Polipalli with a clear win in the semi final. For those who haven't seen Tanaka this is a great opportunity to see the then 17 year old in action.
(Video courtesy of sakana1976)
March 12th 2013- Subic Bay, Philippines
Kosei Tanaka (N/a) Vs Erdenbaat Tsendbaatar (N/a)
The 2013 Asian Youth Championships in the Philippines was a great tournament for home fighters with 4 Philippines winning gold, including Jade Bornea. Bornea over-came the very highly touted Kosei Tanaka by controversial decision in the final. One his way to the final we saw Tanaka looking like a star in the making with great movement, speed and skills. Those traits helped the talented Tanaka over come Mongolia's Erdenbaat Tsendbaatar with ease in the preliminaries.
(Video courtesy of sakana1976
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