In recent years the Japanese boxing commission (JBC) have elected to recognise both the IBF and WBO, that however wasn't always the case and back in the 1980's Satoshi Shingaki was effectively a renegade as he became the first Japanese fighter to challenger for, and win, an IBF title. Sadly for Shingaki he had to travel away for many of his more notable fights including two visits to Australia to face the destructive Jeff Fenech.
This video is the second of those fights between Shingaki and Fenech and unfortunately for Shingaki he was unable to regain the title he had lost to Fenech 4 months earlier. In many ways this was an even more painful than the first meeting between the two with Shingaki being beaten up from the opening round.
Shingaki was bloodied in the first, cut badly in the second, rocked hard in round 3 and then, eventually, stopped in the corner, a decision he wasn't happy with.
Amazingly it took a more than 20 years before another Japanese fighter, Katsunari Takayama, fought for an IBF title. Takayama would later become the second IBF world champion from Japan as he took the Minimumweight title from Mario Rodriguez and soon afterwards the JBC eventually opened the door for the IBF and WBO.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.