November 16th 1998-Tokyo, Japan
Rick Yoshimura (32-5, 19) vs Norio Kimura (11-1, 3)
In 1998 the then Japanese Lightweight champion Rick Yoshimura took on Norio Kimura, in what was Yoshimura's 16th defense of the title. Interestingly in the years that followed this bout both men would go on to fight at world level.
May 3rd 2008-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Norio Kimura (33-5-2, 17) vs Daigoro Yamamoto (12-4-4, 9)
In the Spring of 2008 Japanese Light Welterweight champion Norio Kimura took on Daigoro Yamamoto at Korakuen Hall.
August 5th 2006-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Norio Kimura (28-5-2, 13) vs Feifong Kogure (19-6-1, 8)
After winning the Japanese Light Welterweight title in 2004 Norio Kimura held a monopoly on the title for much of his career. In his 7th defense, in 2006, he took on Feifong Kogure, who was getting his second shot at the title.
August 7th 2004- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Norio Kimura (22-5-2, 9) vs Koji Yoshida (9-2-2, 2)
In 2004 Japanese fans saw the talented Norio Kimura defending his title against southpaw challenger Koji Yoshida.
December 4th 2004-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Norio Kimura (23-5-2, 10) vs Hiroyuki Ioku (11-10-3)
In December 2004 Norio Kimura sought his second defense of the Japanese 140lb title, as he took on the game Hiroyuki Ioku, who had never been stopped, or scored a stoppage, coming in to this bout.
Note- This is an abridged version, and not the full contest
April 3rd 2004-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Norio Kimura (21-5-2, 9) vs Shingo Eguchi (16-1, 12)
Back in 2004 Japanese fight fans saw Norio Kimura challenging Shingo Eguchi for the Japanese 140lb title.
Note- This is an abridged version of the bout, and not the full contest.
August 4th 2005-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Norio Kimura (25-5-2, 10) vs Hironari Oshima (21-4-1, 13)
In 2004 Japanese fight fans saw Hironari Oshima [大嶋宏成] battle Japanese Light Welterweight champion Norio Kimura [木村勇登], in what was Oshima's third title challenge and Kimura's 4th defense.
September 13th 2008-Sportpalace Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine
Norio Kimura (34-5-2, 18) Vs Andriy Kotelnik (29-2-1, 13)
In 2008 we saw a rarity as a Japanese fighter, Norio Kimura [木村登勇], challenge for a Light Welterweight title against the then WBA champion Andriy Kotelnik. Prior to this bout Kimura had been a genuinely dominant domestic champion with 12 successive defenses of the Japanese title prior to this bout.
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