October 5th 2002-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Masakazu Satake (16-2-4, 9) vs Hiroyuki Sakamoto (37-5, 27)
In 2002 Masakazu Satake, the then OPBF Light Welterweight champion, took on former multi-time world title challenger Hiroyuki Sakamoto.
June 4th 2004-Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Masakazu Satake (19-3-3, 12) vs Ubaldo Hernandez (19-12-2, 10)
In 2002 Japan's Masakazu Satake [佐竹政一] made his American debut as he took on Mexican Ubaldo Hernandez.
March 6th 2004-Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Masakazu Satake (19-2-4, 12) Vs Carlos Maussa (17-1, 16)
Japan's 140lbd'er Masakazu Satake [佐竹政一] took on several notable names, the most well known of which was Colombian Carlos Maussa, who had been stopped by Miguel Cotto in his previous bout, and would later go on to claim a WBA world title.
March 26th 2003-Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Masakazu Satake (17-2-4, 10) vs Dindo Castanares (12-0-1, 9
Japan's In 1999 Masakazu Satake [佐竹政一] won the OPBF title at 140lbs. His reign went on for a number of years and in his 9th defense he took on Filipino Dindo Castanares.
October 18th 2004- Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Jung-Bum Kim (22-2-1, 18) v Masakazu Satake (20-3-4, 13)
We've not seen many Korean fighters make a name for themselves over the last decade, and that is sad. One of the last really notable Korean fighters was Jung Bum Kim [김정범], AKA "The Oriental Express". In 2004 he fought in one of his most notable bouts as he took on the then OPBF 140lb champion Satake Masakazu [佐竹政一] of Japan. If you've not seen Kim before then we really do recommend watching this one, which was his international debut.
Note-The on screen graphic lists Kim as being 22-2-1 (17)
October 4th 2003- Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Masakazu Satake (18-2-4, 11) vs Richard Reina (10-0, 9)
A forgotten name in Japanese boxing is that of former OPBF Light Welterweight champion Masakazu Satake who came very close to a world title fight at the turn of the century. One of Satake's last fights saw him fighting the then unbeaten Richard Reina, a Venezuelan with an imposing KO record who had impressed in his Japanese debut against Dindo Castanares.
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