October 18th 1998-Tokyo, Japan
Shigeru Nakazato (15-1, 10) Vs Jess Maca (34-16-3, 16)
In 1998 fans in Tokyo saw Shigeru Nakazato [仲里繁] take on Filipino Jess Maca, a man with a reputation for travelling to Japan and defeating the locals. Prior to this Maca was 3-0 in Japan having won, and defended, the OPBF Bantamweight in the country.
February 5th 2002-Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan
Shigeru Nakazato (20-5, 15) vs Jun Toriumi (13-2-1, 2)
In 2002 Japanese fans saw Shigeru Nakazato [仲里繁] battle against fellow Japanese fighter Jun Toriumi [鳥海純].
March 6th 2004-Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Shigeru Nakazato (24-6, 18) Vs Oscar Larios (50-3-1, 35) II
In 2004 Japan's Shigeru Nakazato [仲里繁] got his second world title fight, as he faced Oscar Larios for the second time, in a bout for Larios' WBC Super Bantamweight title.
(Interestingly Larios' is credit with 2 more wins on the TV graphic than on boxrec)
April 26th 2003-Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Shigeru Nakazato (23-5, 18) Vs Oscar Larios (47-3-1, 33)
Japan's Shigeru Nakazato [仲里繁] got three shots at world titles during his career, the first of those came in 2003 when he took on Mexico's Oscar Larios, the then WBC Super Bantamweight champion.
April 29th 2005-Palais des Sports, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Shigeru Nakazato (24-7-1, 18) Vs Mahyar Monshipour (26-2-2, 17)
Iranian Frenchman Mahyar Monshipour [مهیار منشیپور] is well known for his war with Somsak Sithchatchawal, however that wasn't his only bout of international note. Here we see the "Little Tyson" battling against Shigeru Nakazato [仲里繁], who was in his third world title challenge.
April 24th 1999-Kakogawa, Hyogo, Japan
Toshiaki Nishioka (16-2-1, 9) vs Shigeru Nakazato (16-2, 11)
In late 1998 Toshiaki Nishioka [西岡 利晃] claimed the Japanese Bantamweight title, stopping Junichi Watanabe in 2 rounds. In his first defense of that title Nishioka took on Shigeru Nakazato [仲里繁]
(Note this is an abridged version of the fight and not the full contest)
February 22nd 1999-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Muangchai Kittikasem (25-3, 17) vs Shigeru Nakazato (15-2, 10)
In his prime Thailand's Muangchai Kittikasem [เมืองชัย กิตติเกษม] was a fantastic fighter. In the end however he, like many others, went on too long and began fighting at weights unsuitable for him. That was the case when he made an ill fated comeback in 1999 to face Japan's Shigeru Nakazato [仲里繁].
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.