July 13th 2018-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Ryo Akaho (31-2-2, 20) Vs Robert Udtohan (24-3-3, 15)
Yesterday fight fans at the Korakuen Hall saw former world title challenger Ryo Akaho [赤穂 亮] face off with Filipino foe Robert Udtohan in what was Akaho's first bout since OCtober 2017.
August 5th 2017-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Ryo Akaho (30-2-2, 19) Vs Yuta Saito (10-7-3, 7)
Earlier this month Japanese fight fans saw Japanese Bantamweight champion Ryo Akaho [赤穂 亮] defending his title against #1 contender Yuta Saito [齊藤 裕太]
May 19th 2019-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Ryo Akaho (26-2-2, 18) vs Toyoto Shiraishi (25-9-3, 12) II
Earlier this year Ryo Akaho [赤穂 亮] faced Toyoto Shiraishi [白石 豊土] in their second bout against each other. Notably this fight appears to be the fight that kicked off pay service A-sign with the video featuring the A-Sign logo, though it wasn't behind a paywall and it looks like they were just demonstrating the idea as opposed to going all out for the show.
August 7th 2015- Central Stadium Ratchaburi, Thailand
Pungluang Sor Singyu (50-3, 34) Vs Ryo Akaho (26-1-2, 18)
The Bantamweight division has been an intriguing one in recent times with various fighters coming through and making a name for themselves. Today two men fought for their chance to be recognised as a world champion as Ryo Akaho and Pungluang Sor Singyu battled for the WBO Bantamweight title. On paper it was a mouth watering match up.
(Video courtesy of tko.in.th)
December 31st 2012- Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
Yota Sato (25-2-1, 12) Vs Ryo Akaho (19-0-2, 12)
In 2012 we saw all-Japan fight for the WBC Super Flyweight title as defending champion, the slippery Yota Sato, defended his belt against the crude but unbeaten Ryo Akaho. Since this bout Sato has retired whilst Akaho looks to be getting a shot at a Bantamweight title later in the year.
(Video courtesy of sweetboxing7)
One of a number of Japanese fighters on the fringes of a world title fight is the exciting but crude Ryo Akaho who often looks like a man who wants a tear up rather than a boxing contest but who seems to have genuine lead in his fists. That lead was seen recently when he scored a vicious looking stoppage against Antonio Tostado Garcia. Garcia looked out gunned from early on and never seemed capable getting Akaho's respect before being stopped.
What's notable here is that Akaho looked to the referee almost as if to ask him to save Garcia before the crowd made shocked noises by the fact Garcia wanted to continue after the second knockdown. With that in mind real credit needs to go to Garcia for his heart, though he was thoroughly outclassed, out powered and beaten up.
(Video courtesy of gentidori)
Whilst there are lots of world titles out there there are also a lot of over-looked fighters who have had limited opportunities at the top and are still unknown by many fans around the world. One such fighter is Japan's powerful Ryo Akaho who is one of the more over-looked contenders in Japanese boxing.
Akaho is a former OPBF Super Flyweight champion and former WBC Super Flyweight world title challenger. Although he came up short in his world title effort, losing to Yota Sato, he has since run off 4 straight stoppages including one over Filipino fighter Jecker Buhawe. The contest, at times, resembled two men swinging for the fences though was highly entertaining from the first bell to the eventual stoppage.
If you like your technically correct boxing we'd suggest you avoid this one as it's not for the purists but for the rest of you this one should be good fun as both men test the patience of the referee and both try to decapitate the other. Trust us this isn't pretty but it is rather fun.
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