September 15th 2008-Pacifico, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Nobuo Nashiro (11-1, 7) vs Kohei Kono (21-3, 7)
In 2008 Japanese fight fans got an instant classic as former world champion Nobuo Nashiro [名城 信男] battled future world champion Kohei Kono [河野公平] in a fight for the vacant WBA Super Flyweight title. If you've seen either man fight before you should know exactly what to expect here
December 2nd 2006-Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Nobuo Nashiro (8-0, 5) vs Eduardo Garcia (16-4, 6)
In 2006 Japan's Nobuo Nashiro made his first defense of the WBA Super Flyweight title, taking on Eduaro Garcia in Osaka.
April 7th 2013-Sumiyoshi Ward Center, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Nobuo Nashiro (18-5-1, 12) vs Yodchanchai Nakornluang Patavi (19-6, 16)
In April 2013 fight fans in Osaka had the chance to see former world champion Nobuo Nashiro [名城 信男] battle against Thai visitor Yodchanchai Nakornluang Patavi
November 26th 2007- Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Nobuo Nashiro (9-1, 5) vs Petchklongphai Sor Thantip (8-13-1, 2)
In just his 8th professional bout Nobuo Nashiro claimed the WBA Super Flyweight title. Sadly his reign was a short one, lsoing the title in just his 10th bout. His first bout back after hirst first defeat saw him taking on Thai foe Petchklongphai Sor Thantip.
August 7th 2004-Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Nobuo Nashiro (4-0, 3) vs Hidenobu Honda (26-3, 14)
In just his 5th bout as a professional Japanese fighter Nobuo Nashiro [名城信男] took on former world title challenger Hidenobu Honda [本田秀伸].
September 3rd 2013-Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Denkaosan Kaovichit (61-3-1, 26) vs Nobuo Nashiro (19-5-1, 13)
In 2013 we saw Japan's Nobuo Nashiro [名城 信男] fight for the final time, as he travelled to Thailand to face Denkaosan Kaovichit [เด่นเก้าแสน เก้าวิชิต] in a bout for the WBA interim Super Flyweight title.
September 30th 2009-Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Nobuo Nashiro (13-1, 8) vs Hugo Fidel Cazares (30-6-1, 22)
The teak tough Nobuo Nashiro [名城 信男] was one of the many Japanese fighters who raced to a world title, winning his first in his 8th bout. In his 13th bout he became a 2-time champion and in his second defense of his second reign he fought the first of two bouts with Mexican Hugo Fidel Cazares.
March 31st 2012-Sumiyoshi Ward Center, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Nobuo Nashiro (16-4-1, 10) vs Petchkrapee Sithsaithong (0-1)
Japan's tough Nobuo Nashiro [名城 信男] managed to fight in 11 world title bouts in a 27 fight career. Whilst that means much of his career was fought at the top level he did have some easier bouts, including this one against Thailand's Petchkrapee Sithsaithong.
July 22nd 2006-Arena, Higashiosaka, Osaka, Japan
Nobuo Nashiro (7-0, 4) Vs Martin Castillo (30-1, 16)
In recent times we've seen Japanese fighters race to titles at an ever increasing speed. Kazuto Ioka did it in fight #7, Naoya Inoue in fight #6 and Kosei Tanaka in fight #5. It wasn't that long ago however that Nobuo Nashiro was was racing to a title, facing the then WBA Super Flyweight champion Martin Castillo in what was Nashiro's 8th professional bout
May 3rd 2007-Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan
Nobuo Nashiro (9-0, 5) Vs Alexander Munoz (29-2, 27)
The trend at the moment in Japan is to win titles quickly, as seen by the likes of the sensation Naoya Inoue who did it in 6 fights and Kosei Tanaka who did it in 5. It took only 8 fights for the teak tough Nobuo Nashiro to claim his first bout, the WBA Super Flyweight title. In his second defense of that title Nashiro took on the very hard hitting Venezuelan Alexander Munoz, who was fighting in Japan for the 5th time as a professional.
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