We suspect many people reading these article go through boxrec records of famous fighters and spot some lesser known names on there. A great example of that is Manny Pacquiao's record, which includes a single bout that took place in Japan. That was in 1998, when he took on Shin Terao, and stopped Terao inside a round. We suspect that for many that is the only time they've seen Terao's name, though he is actually a pretty interesting character.
Today, as part of our 5 midweek facts series, we're going to look at Shin Terao (10-5-1, 1) and bring you 5 facts about Terao, to add to the knowledge that Manny Pacquiao blitzed him.
So here are 5 midweek facts about Shin Terao
1-As an amateur Terao went 2-6. That's not a typo, he lost 6 of his 8 amateur bouts. Given that he would later facing one of the best fighters of all time and would go on to challengfe fior the Japanese Flyweight title that's a really staggering fact.
2-All 5 of Terao's professional losses came inside the distance! The loss to Pacquiao was actually Terao's second opening round loss, and was followed by two more early losses before he hung up the gloves and moved away from boxing. Things weren't helped by the fact he was a light puncher himself, stopping only one opponent in his 10 professional wins.
3-Following his retirement from boxing Terao turned his hand to professional wrestling, wrestling in some independent Japanese organisations. Following this he moved into kickboxing and had some mixed success, including winning the UKF Japan Featherweight title.
4-In 2006 Terao took part in a cross code bout, using his kick boxing skills against a Masahiro Haneda, a karateka, in what was a rather weird bout which tried to combine the rules of the two sports. This didn't actually go very well for Terao who was dropped twice and made to look poor by comparison to Haneda. For those wanting to watch this it's been included below.
5-Currently Terao runs the Prebo gym, which is focused on personal training and fitness. He's currently a trainer and chairman of the gym.
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