February 28th 1993-Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Yasuei Yakushiji (17-2-1, 13) vs Francisco Peralta (1-8)
In early 1993 Japan's Yasuei Yakushiji [薬師寺保栄] took on Mexican visitor Francisco Peralta.
December 4th 1994-Rainbow Hall, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Yasuei Yakushiji (22-2-1, 16) Vs Joichiro Tatsuyoshi (10-1-1, 8)
Some bouts are big, others are bigger. Arguably the biggest all Japanese bout of all time was the 1994 clash between WBC Bantamweight champion Yasuei Yakushiji [薬師寺 保栄] and Interim champion Joichiro Tatsuyoshi [辰吉 丈一郎]. The bout was one that drew a huge purse bid, massive attention in Japan and was regarded as the first "All-Japanese Unification bout", due to it unifying the WBC world and interim titles. It was a bout that still lives on as one of the most significant bouts in the country, more than 20 years later.
July 31st 1994-Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Yasuei Yakushiji (21-2-1, 15) vs Jung-Il Byun (10-1, 4) II
In his 11th professional bout Korean fighter Byun Jung-il [변정일] lost the WBC Bantamweight title to Japan's Yasuei Yakushiji [薬師寺保栄]. In his following bout Byun had a rematch with Yakushiji as he returned to Japan in an attempt to reclaim the world title.
December 23rd 1993-Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Yasuei Yakushiji (19-2-1, 14) vs Jung-Il Byun (10-0, 4)
Korean fighter Byun Jung-il [변정일] is best known as the fighter who "sat in protest" during the 1988 Olympics. As a professional he raced through his career fighting only 12 times as a professional. In his 9th bout he won the WBC Bantamweight title which he travelled to Japan to defend against Yasuei Yakushiji [薬師寺保栄].
April 16th 1994-Inae Sports Center, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Yasuei Yakushiji (20-2-1, 14) vs Josefino Suarez (18-9-1, 12)
In 1993 Japan's Yasuei Yakushiji [薬師寺保栄] claimed the WBC Bantamweight title. In his first defense he took on Mexican Josefino Suarez, who had had previously challenged Yakushiji's predecessor Jung Il Byun.
July 30th 1995-Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Yasuei Yakushiji (24-2-1, 16) Vs Wayne McCullough (16-0, 13)
The Bantamweight division has given us some absolute humdingers over the years. One of the more over-looked bouts of some-what recent times was the 1995 battle between the then WBC champion Yasuei Yakushiji [薬師寺保栄] and the unbeaten Wayne McCullough. Coming in to this one Yakushiji had won 21 straight fights, including a huge bout with fellow Japanese fighter Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, following a peculiar 3-2-1 start to his professional career.
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