March 29th 2008-Makuhari Messe, Chiba City, Chiba, Japan
Takefumi Sakata (31-4-2, 15) vs Shingo Yamaguchi (22-4-2, 8)
Back in 2008 Japanese fight fans saws an all Japanese world title bout, as WBA Flyweight champion Takefumi Sakata took on Shingo Yamaguchi.
July 1st 2007-Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan
Takefumi Sakata (30-4-1, 15) vs Roberto Vasquez (24-1, 17) II
In 2007 Takefumi Sakata, the then WBA Flyweight champion, took on "interim" champion Roberto Vazquez in their second meeting, looking to unify the title and avenge a loss from the following year.
December 2nd 2006-Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy, Paris, Paris, France
Takefumi Sakata (29-3-1, 14) Vs Roberto Vasquez (23-1, 17)
In 2006 Japanese fighter Takefumi Sakata travelled to France to face off with Roberto Vasquez for the WBA "interim" Flyweight title
April 18th 2005-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Takefumi Sakata (22-2-1, 9) vs Kongtoranee NoinaiSportschool (0-0)
In 2004 Japanese warrior Takefumi Sakata suffered a narrow loss to Lorenzo Parra in a brutal and damaging battle. The injuries suffered by Sakata kept him out of the ring for almost a year before he returned, and took on Thai novice Kongtoranee NoinaiSportschool.
September 19th 2005-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Takefumi Sakata (24-2-1, 10) Vs Lorenzo Parra (26-0, 17) II
In September 2005 Japan's Takefumi Sakata had his second bout with Lorenzo Parra, challening the then WBA Flyweight champion for the second time in a little over a year.
June 4th 2004-Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan
Takefumi Sakata (22-1-1, 9) Vs Lorenzo Parra (23-0, 17) I
In 2004 Japanese fighter Takefumi Sakata got his first world title fight, taking on heavy handed Venezuealan Lorenzo Parra, who was making his first defense of the WBA Flyweight title. These two men would later fight in two other bouts.
September 25th 2010-Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan
Daiki Kameda (17-1, 11) vs Takefumi Sakata (36-5-2, 17)
In 2010 we saw the final bout to feature former WBA Flyweight champion Takefumi Sakata [坂田健史] as he attempted to reclaim his title from the then champion Daiki Kameda [亀田大毅].
July 30th 2008-Yoyogi First Gym, Tokyo, Japan
Takefumi Sakata (32-4-2, 15) vs Hiroyuki Hisataka (16-6-1, 5)
In 2008 the then WBA Flyweight champion Takefumi Sakata [坂田健史] looked to defend his crown against Hiroyuki Hisataka [久高寛之]. This would be the first of 4 world title challenges from Hisataka who would be a perennial challenger over the following 5 years.
June 14th 2009- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Takefumi Sakata (33-5-2, 15) vs Jin Man Jeon (11-1-1, 2)
In 2009 Japan's Takefumi Sakata [坂田健史], a former WBA Flyweight champion, took on Korean visitor Jin Man Jeon. The fight was later aired, in part, on a "Guts Fighting" card.
November 4th 2007-Super Arena, Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Takefumi Sakata (31-4-1, 15) Vs Denkaosan Kaovichit (40-1, 16)
In 2007 Takefumi Sakata [坂田健史] and Denkaosan Kaovichit [เด่นเก้าแสน เก้าวิชิต] fought in the first of two bout between the two men, with the second coming one one of the now traditional New Year's Eve cards in 2008.
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