March 6th 1999-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Celes Kobayashi (18-4-2, 10) vs Hideyasu Ishihara (2-0)
Over the last few years we've seen top Japanese prospects being raced to title fights. That isn't actually a new thing, and back in 1999 Hideyasu Ishihara [石原英康] was raced to a Japanese title fight, in just his third bout, as he took on the then Japanese Super Flyweight champion Celes Kobayashi [セレス小林], who would later go on to win the WBA Super Flyweight title.
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