May 1st 1986-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Akinobu Hiranaka (5-0, 5) vs Masahiro Tanabu (9-2, 4) II
In January 1986 Akinobu Hiranaka iced Masahiro Tanabu in spectacular fashion to become the Japanese Light Welterweight champion. In May the two men had a rematch.
January 9th 1986-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Akinobu Hiranaka (3-0, 3) vs Masahiro Tanabu (9-1, 4)
When we talk about the greatest Japanese punchers of all time it's impossible to ignore Akinobu Hiranaka, a truly brutal puncher. In January 1986, in just his 4th professional bout, he challenged Japanese Light Welterweight champion Masahiro Tanabu.
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