It's fair to say that when we talk about Japanese boxing we don't tend to talk about the Heavyweight division. That's, in part, due to a lack of Heavyweights on the Japanese boxing scene and in fact there have only ever been 2 Japanese Heavyweight champions. The first of these was Noburu Kataoka in 1957 it was then more 50 years later before we saw a Japanese Heavyweight title fight.
Whilst the long forgotten Kataoka was the first Japanese Heavyweight champion the second was Kyotaro Fujimoto who won the title in July 2013 when he stopped former world title challenger Okello Peter in 6 rounds to claim the belt. That fight, in full, can be seen below and is a clear case of youth and speed against power and experience.
Since winning the title Fujimoto has successfully defended it once, beating Kotsatsu Takehara in a close decision and recorded a non-title victory over Nobuhiro Ishida in a very close bout.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.