Dodie Boy Penalosa (12-0-1, 4) Jr Vs Satoshi Shingaki (4-0-1, 3)
Until very recently the Japanese Boxing Commission refused to acknowledge the IBF. That however didn't stop two Japanese men fighting under a an IBF based Japanese sanctioning body. One of those was Ken Kasugai, who fought and lost against Ju-Do Chun, the other was Satoshi Shingaki who fought his first IBF title fight against Filipino fighter Dodie Boy Penalosa. The bout bout between Penalosa and Shingaki was for the inaugural IBF Light Flyweight title and would help set both men on their careers with each man eventually winning IBF titles before retiring.