July 30th 2008-Yoyogi First Gym, Tokyo, Japan
Daisuke Naito (32-2-3, 20) vs Tomonobu Shimizu (13-2, 5)
In 2008 WBC Flyweight champion Daisuke Naito [内藤大助] battle against the then Japanese champion Tomonobu Shimizu [清水智信] with Naito looking to make the 3rd defense of his green and gold WBC belt.
July 3rd 2016-Japan
Daisuke Naito (36-3-3, 23) Vs Tomonobu Shimizu (19-4-1, 9)
In 2008 the then WBC Flyweight champion Daisuke Naito [内藤大助] fought countryman Tomonobu Shimizu [清水智信], and scored a 10th round TKO, despite being down on the scorecards going into the later rounds. This past weekend the two men, who have both been retired for years, met up in the ring again for an exhibition bout at a special event in Japan.
August 9th 2010-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Tomonobu Shimizu (16-3-1, 7) vs Kewpie Kanazawa (13-6, 6)
In 2012 Japan's Tomonobu Shimizu [清水智信] successfully claimed a world title, in what was his third shot at a world crown. Prior to that he had recorded a number of Japanese title defenses, including this one against Kewpie Kanazawa [キューピー金沢]
February 8th 2010-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Tomonobu Shimizu (15-3-1, 6) vs Takayasu Kobayashi (15-2-2, 2)
Japan's Tomonobu Shimizu [清水智信] is best known for the world title fights he took part in, he was however also very successful on the Japanese domestic scene winning the Japanese Flyweight title and defending it a number of times. One of those defenses saw him taking on domestic foe Takayasu Kobayashi [小林タカヤス] in 2010.
August 31st 2011-Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
Tomonobu Shimizu (18-3-1, 9) Vs Hugo Fidel Cazares (35-6-2, 25)
In 2011 Japan's Tomonobu Shimizu [清水 智信] got his third shot at a world title, as he took on Mexico's Hugo Fidel Cazares, then then WBA Super Flyweight champion. Prior to this Shimizu had come up short in tow WBC Flyweight title fights, being stopped by Daisuke Naito and his great rival Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. Interestingly for Cazares this was his 4th bout in the "Land of the Rising Sun" where he had gone 2-0-1 in his previous 3.
April 4th 2012-Arena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Tepparith Kokietgym (19-2, 12) Vs Tomonobu Shimizu (19-3-1, 9)
In recent years the WBA has come under fire from boxing fans and journalists in the West for the way they seem to allow multiple titles with out any real logic. Although Western media has only really began to take notice in the last 2 years or so the JBC actually began to show their annoyance way back in 2011 when they messed about in regards to the WBA Super Flyweight division.
In May 2011 Tepparith Kokietgym beat Drian Francisco to claim the WBA Interim Super Flyweight title at the time Hugo Fidel Cazares was the "regular champion". Just months later Tonomobu Shimizu would defeat Cazares for the title. When Shimzu ended up suffering an injury the WBA made him Champion in Recess and upgraded Tepparith so that he was the regular champion and in December 2011 he was allowed to defend against Daiki Kameda, one of the many Kameda related stories that annoyed the JBC. After Tepparith beat Kameda he was contractually obligated to face Shimizu, in a bout that took place just 8 months after Shimzu had won the title.
In total the WBA claimed 7 sanctioning fees in less than 12 months following the Tepparith Vs Francisco bout in May 2011, and it's understandable as to why the JBC quickly stamped their view on the WBA's interim titles.
For those interested those title bouts were-
Tepparith Vs Francisco (Interim)
Cazares Vs Arturo Badillo (Regular)
Cazares Vs Shimizu (Regular)
Tepparith Vs Kameda (Regular)
Liborio Solis Vs Jose Salgado (Interim)
Tepparith Vs Shimizu (Regular)
and Solis Vs Santiago Ivan Acosta (Interim
April 19th 2009-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Tomonbu Shimizu (14-3, 5) Vs Shigetaka Ikehara (17-1-1, 13)
In 2011 Tomonobu Shimizu claimed the WBA Super Flyweight world title in what was his third world title show. Prior to that he had been a Japanese champion and in 2009 he defended the national title against the heavy handed Shigetaka Ikehara.
April 6th 2007- Tabkwang Stadium, Sara Buri, Thailand
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (64-2, 32) Vs Tomonobu Shimizu (10-1, 4)
Thai great Pongsaklek Wonongkam certainly had a memorable run as the WBC Flyweight champion when he first held he title and recorded 17 defenses of the belt. Many of those came against Japanese challengers who traveled to the Land of Smiles in an attempt to dethrone the Thai great. One of those challengers was Tomonobu Shimizu who traveled in Spring '07 to challenge the great Wonjongkam.
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