Suguru Muranaka (6-1, 2) Vs Toyoto Shiraishi (6-0-1, 2)
The Rookie of the Year tournament is one of the key features of the Japanese boxing scene as rookies get matched in competitive bouts in an attempt to win the tournament. In 2006 one of the regional Flyweight bouts saw Suguru Muranaka battle against Toyoto Shiraishi in what was a brilliant match up at the time and a fight that helped both men become the fighters they are today. For what it's worth Muranaka is the current Flyweight champion whilst Shiraishi has fought for both the Japanese and Oriental titles at Super Flyweight.
(Video courtesy of 村中優後援会)