May 27th 2005-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Yota Sato (3-1, 2) vs Yoshinao Yoshizawa (2-3, 1)
Back in 2005 future world champion Yota Sato faced off with Yoshinao Yoshizawa.
September 25th 2010-Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan
Yota Sato (18-2-1, 10) vs Daigo Nakahiro (21-2-1, 8)
In May 2010 Japanese fighter Yota Sato claimed the interim version of the Japanese Super Flyweight title. Later that same year Sato got a shot at the full title as he took on Daigo Nakahiro.
November 1st 2011-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Yota Sato (22-2-1, 11) vs Kenji Oba (21-0-2, 16)
In November 2011 Japanese fighter Yota Sato, the then Japanese Super Flyweight champion, took on the then unbeaten challenger Kenji Oba.
August 4th 2011-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Yota Sato (21-2-1, 11) vs Yoshihito Ishizaki (6-1-1, 4)
Back in August 2011 Japanese fight fans saw Yota Sato defending the Japanese Super Flyweight title against Yoshihito Ishizaki.
December 6th 2010- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Yota Sato (19-2-1, 10) vs Yuki Fukumoto (11-3, 3)
In 2010 Japanese fight fans saw future world champion Yota Sato [佐藤洋太] take on Yuki Fukumoto [福本雄基], in what was Sato's second defense of the Japanese Super Flyweight title.
April 9th 2011-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Yota Sato (20-2-1, 11) vs Kohei Kono (25-5, 9)
In April 2011 Yota Sato [佐藤洋太], the then Japanese Super Flyweight champion, took on Kohei Kono [河野公平]. Interestingly in the years to come Sato would go on to claim the WBC world title and Kono would later go on to become a 2-time WBA champion.
July 8th 2012-Bunka Gym, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Yota Sato (24-2-1, 12) vs Silvester Lopez (19-3-1, 15)
In early 2012 Japan's Yota Sato [佐藤洋太] claimed the WBC Super Flyweight title with a narrow win over Suriyan Sor Rungvisai. In his first defense of that title Sato took on mandatory challenger Sylvester Lopez of Philippines.
March 27th 2012-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (20-4-1, 7) Vs Yota Sato (23-2-1, 12)
In 2011 Thailand's Suriyan Sor Rungvisai [สุริยัน ศ.รุ่งวิสัย] claimed the WBC Super Flyweight title. The following year Suriyan travelled to Japan to face Yota Sato [佐藤洋太] in his second defense of that WBC title.
December 31st 2012- Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
Yota Sato (25-2-1, 12) Vs Ryo Akaho (19-0-2, 12)
In 2012 we saw all-Japan fight for the WBC Super Flyweight title as defending champion, the slippery Yota Sato, defended his belt against the crude but unbeaten Ryo Akaho. Since this bout Sato has retired whilst Akaho looks to be getting a shot at a Bantamweight title later in the year.
(Video courtesy of sweetboxing7)
In 2013 we saw one man come from relatively nowhere to become one of the most must watch Super Flyweights on the planet, and he did it in way that nothing short of amazing as he didn't just beat a world champion in his perceived prime but destroyed him and forced him into retirement.
That man was Srisaket Sor Rungvisai who thoroughly beat up Japan's Yota Sato, himself an accomplished and talented fighter who had actually won the belt by beating Srisaket's friend and stablemate Suriyan Sor Rungvisai.
Srisaket came in to the bout as a real unknown outside of the Thai scene though ended the bout as a man we, and we assume many others, were dying to see again. Strangely we got to see him a lot in the following months, in fact he won 4 bouts in the following 6 months including a title defense against Hirofumi Mukai.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.