June 14th 2018-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroaki Teshigawara (16-2-2, 9) Vs Teiru Kinoshita (26-2-1, 9)
Back in June Japanese fight fans had the chance to see a WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight title bout, as defending champion Hiroaki Teshigawara [勅使河原 弘晶] battled againt former 2-time world title challenger Teiru Kinoshita [位帝里 木下].
Note - This is the version editted Fuji TV showed and isn't the fuill fight
December 16th 2017-Art Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Teiru Kinoshita (25-2-1, 8) Vs Kittipong Jareonroy (0-0)
Earlier this month Japanese fighter Teiru Kinoshita [帝里木下] took on Thai foe Kittipong Jareonroy, in what was Kinoshita's first bout since losing to Jerwin Ancajas in his second world title challenge.
December 18th 2016-Art Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Teiru Kinoshita (25-1-1, 8) Vs Kazuhiro Nishitani (16-4-1, 8)
Back on December 18th fight fans in Hyogo saw Teiru Kinoshita [帝里木下] share the ring with Kazuhiro Nishitani [西谷和宏 ] in an exhibition contest, with Kinoshita announcing around the same time that he would be in a world title eliminator.
August 21st 2016-Sambo Hall Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Teiru Kinoshita (24-1-1, 7) vs Thirayut Sithsaithong (0-0)
This past weekend Japanese former world title challenger Teiru Kinoshita [帝里 木下] battled against little known Thai for Thirayut Sithsaithong in what was a clear mismatch, though it was a stay busy bout for Kinoshita hwo is chasing a second world title bout.
April 17th 2016-Art Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Teiru Kinoshita (23-1-1, 6) vs Lookfluke Sithkrupalachai (0-0)
This past weekend Japanese fans saw former world title challenger Teiru Kinoshita [帝里 木下] fight in a stay busy bout, against Thai teenager Lookfluke Sithkrupalachai.
December 6th 2012-Sambo Hall, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Teiru Kinoshita (22-1-1, 5) Vs Rungniran Korat Sport School (0-9)
Former Japanese Super Flyweight champion Teiru Kinoshita is known to be chasing a world title shot in 2016. To end 2015 he took on little known Thai Rungniran Korat Sport School in a real stay busy bout.
August 23rd 2015-Art Center Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Teiru Kinoshita (21-1-1, 5) Vs Cyborg Nawatedani (9-2-2, 4)
Controversy in boxing is nothing new though few results have elicited the reaction that boxing fans in Japan gave the recent Super Flyweight bout between former world title contender Teiru Kinoshita and rising hopeful Cyborg Nawatedani. The but has been one of the few that we've received angry messages about and one that made newspaper headlines in Japan due to the controversy, it has also lead to some suggesting that the JBC need to review the result and punish judges for their scoring of the contest.
(Footage courtesy of Westbrook Satoshi)
One of the most disappointing performances this year came in the debut boxing show at the Portopia hotel in Kobe as Japanese southpaw Teiru Kinoshita took on South Africa's Zolani Tete and showed a real lack of experience at the world level. In fact Kinoshita showed little more than toughness as he lost a clear and wide decision to the South African power puncher.
From the opening round it seemed clear that Kinoshita had no idea how to cope with the lengthy arms of Tete, who landed his own southpaw jab time and time again. As the fight progressed things never really got any better for Kinoshita who began to eat straight left hands as well as sharp jabs. The best Kinoshita could throw back in return was wild flurries our of range before being tagged himself.
It was a painful lesson for a man who had never previously tasted defeat and it may well be the defeat that either makes or breaks Kinoshita as a fighter. Potentially he has time to rebuild his career though on the flipside of that he has several talented prospects to contend with on the domestic scene and fighters like Yohei Tobe and Sho Ishida will consider Kinoshita a stepping stone following this limp performance.
(Video courtesy of Nov K)
In just a few weeks time Japanese fighter Teiru Kinoshita will be fighting Zolani Tete for the IBF Super Flyweight title. Despite being on the verge of a world title fight very few fans outside of Japan have any idea who Kinoshita is, and that is genuinely a shame for the unbeaten and highly skilled fighter.
Whilst he's talented and skilled one thing no one can describe Kinoshita as being is a "puncher" and with a sub-20% stoppage record you may actually struggle to find fights that saw him either dropping or stopping opponents. Thankfully we have found one such fight, his controversial 2 round KO victory over Thailand's Petchklongphai Sor Thantip.
This was the first stoppage that Kinoshita scored though it's in a bout that can be described, very fairly, as "controversial". A headclash in the middle of round 2 seemed to immediately effect that Thai visitor who appeared to clearly indicate he didn't want to continue. We're unsure what the referee was actually doing but he seemed to force Petchklongphai to continue. It was clear the Thai didn't want to fight on and he showed little resistance as Kinoshita went on the offensive and "dropped" the Thai 3 times.
We're not certain why Petchklongphai continued to get up rather than just take the count and we're also unsure why the referee let the bout continue. Either the headclash should have forced the bout to a technical draw, if the injury was deemed fight ending, or a TKO when Petchklongphai indicated he didn't want to continue.
Another side note for this fight is that Japanese TV have the Thai fighter listed as being in his 36th bout and taking a record of 15-18-2 (4) into this contest. Boxrec.com however have Petchklongphai with a vastly different record, in fact according to them he was 9-17-1 (3) going in to the bout. As with many Thai's an actual record can be hard to prove either way but it's another case of variance between the TV and Boxrec.
Since this bout, fought back on 28th December 2008, Kinoshita has improved a lot though will need to have a career defining performance to over-come the dangerous Tete when the two men meet at the Portopia Hotel in Kobe.
(Video courtesy of IWantWhoNecks)
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