June 28th 2004-Arena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Masamori Tokuyama (30-2-1, 8) Vs Katsushige Kawashima (25-3, 17) II
In June 2008 Japan's Masamori Tokuyama [徳山 昌守] was looking to continue his reign as the WBC Super Flyweight champion and took on Katsushige Kawashima [川嶋勝重], who he had beaten a year earlier.
March 23rd 2002- Arena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Masamori Tokuyama (25-2-1, 6) vs Kazuhiro Ryuko (13-1-3, 4)
After winning the WBC Super Flyweight title in 2000 Masamori Tokuyama [徳山 昌守] made a number of defense of the belt. His 4th saw him battle against Kazuhiro Ryuko.
December 12th 2000-Maizu Arena, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Masamori Tokuyama (22-2-1, 5) vs Akihiko Nago (17-1, 11)
In the year 2000 Masamori Tokuyama [徳山 昌守] won the WBC Super Flyweight title. In his first defense he took on Akihiko Nago [名護明彦].
August 26th 2002- Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Masamori Tokuyama (26-2-1, 7) vs Erik Lopez (17-11-3, 13)
In 2002 Japanese-Korean Mamsamori Tokuyama [徳山 昌守] made an impressive 3 defenses of the WBC Super Flyweight title. One of those defenses came against the woefully under-whelming Mexican Erik Lopez.
January 3rd 2004-Central Gym, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Masamori Tokuyama (29-2-1, 8) vs Dmitry Kirillov (23-1, 6)
To begin 2004 Japanese-Korean Mamsamori Tokuyama [徳山 昌守] took on Russian Dmitry Kirillov in a bout for the WBC Super Flyweight title.
May 20th 2001-Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
Masamori Tokuyama (23-2-1, 5) Vs In Joo Cho (18-1, 7) II
In 2000 the controversial Mamsamori Tokuyama [徳山 昌守], also known as Chang-Soo Hong [홍창수], became the first North Korean to become a world champion, as he over-came In Joo Cho [조인주] in Japan. The following year Tokuyama and Cho had a rematch in the South Korean capital of Seoul.
Notably Tokuyama didn't fly the North Korean flag here but a flag to represent a unified Korea.
August 27th 2000-Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Masamori Tokuyama (21-2-1, 5) Vs In Joo Cho (18-0, 7)
Japan's Mamsamori Tokuyama [徳山 昌守], also known as Chang-Soo Hong [홍창수], holds a distinct position in boxing history as the first fighter, fighting under the North Korean flag, to claim a world title. In his first title at the world level Masamori faced a South Korean fight, the then unbeaten In Joo Cho [조인주], the then WBC Super Flyweight champion.
June 23rd 2003-Arena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Masamori Tokuyama (28-2-1, 8) vs Katsushige Kawashima (23-2, 16) I
For most of the last decade the Kameda family has been the cause of controversial in Japan. Before the trio became the controversial ones there wasa Masamori Tokuyama [徳山昌守], a Japanese-Korean who fought under the North Korean flag. Tokuyama would fight 3 bouts with Katsushige Kawashima [川嶋勝重], here is the first of those bouts with Tokuyama risking the WBC Super Flyweight title against Kawashima.
February 27th 2006-Central Gym, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Masamori Tokuyama (31-3-1, 8) Vs Jose Navarro (23-1, 11)
Japanese-Korean Masamori Tokuyama was, at times, a divisive figure for his political views in regards to North Korea. At times he was widely criticised for his views though by the end of his career he was a popular fighter, as seen here in his final bout against Jose Navarro.
The eagle eyes among you, and of course Japanese speakers, may recognise some of the people working for the media ringside including 3 former worlds champions!
Note-Fight starts at around 10:00
December 20th- Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Masamori Tokuyama (27-2-1, 8) Vs Gerry Penalosa (46-4-2, 31) II
In 2001 Japanese-Korean Masamori Tokuyama recorded the 3rd defence of the WBC Super Flyweight title as he narrowly over-came Filipino challenger Gerry Penalosa in a razor thin decision. The two men would fight a rematch just 15 months later and this one was even closer with real controversy.
*Note broadcast says Penalosa enters with 29 KO's boxrec says 31.
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