July 17th 2021-Fujimori Gym, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
Jin Sasaki (10-0, 9) Vs Kaiki Yuba (7-0-2, 5)
In most countries unbeaten records are protected, as a tool for the marketing teams to sell a fighter on. In Japan that logic doesn't really apply, and a loss doesn't end a fighters hopes and dreams. As a result unbeaten Japanese fighters clash regularly, especially in recent years since the Japanese Youth title was created giving us some amazing bouts since it's inception. This past Saturday we got the latest great Japanese Youth title bout as teenage puncher Jin Sasaki [佐々木尽] risked his JBC Youth title at 140lbs against Kaiki Yuba [湯場海樹] in a bout that delievered more action and excitement than we could ever have hoped for!
December 26th 2020-Sumida City Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
Jin Sasaki (9-0, 8) Vs Aso Ishiwaki (8-2-1, 6)
It's fair to say that 2020 was a massive year for unbeaten Japanese hopeful Jin Sasaki [佐々木尽] who really went from obscure prospect, to fast rising star in the making. At the end of the year he took on the tough, rugged and always fun to watch Aso Ishiwaki [石脇麻生] in a Japanese Youth titke bout at 140lbs. On paper this promised to be a brilliant match up between two youngsters with fun styles who both desperately wanted to win their first title.
Back on December 26th the team from A-Sign boxing took over the Sumida City Gymnasium, in Tokyo and put on an excellent post-Christmas show that really had everything we would want to see on a show.
Sadly the promoter hasn't yet uploaded the individual bouts from the show, but has left the full show up in it's live stream form, so those who missed it live don't need to miss out!
The show began with Kojiro Nishikawa [西川 宏次郎] facing Daiju Kogo [向後 大寿] over 6 rounds.
The second bout on the show was a rematch between Takuya Yamaguchi [山口 拓也] and Masashi Noguchi [野口 将志].
The third bout was between the hard hitting Kai Chiba [千葉開] and youngster Haruki Ishikawa [石川春樹].
The "reimported boxer" Shoki Sakai [坂井 祥記] took on the tough Takeru Kobata [小畑 武尊] in bout #4.
The fifth bout was the highly anticipated Japanese Youth Light Welterweight title bout between Jin Sasaki [佐々木尽]and Aso Ishiwaki [石脇麻生].
The penultimate bout saw former 2-time world title challenger Ryo Akaho [赤穂亮] take on youngster Yuto Nakamura [中村 祐斗]
And the final bout on the show saw former WBO Super Featherweight champion Masayuki Ito [伊藤 雅雪] battle reigning OPBF Super Featherweight champion Hironori Mishiro [三代大訓], in a mouth watering match up.
August 31st 2020-Shinjuku FACE, Tokyo, Japan
Jin Sasaki (7-0, 6) vs Shun Akaiwa (5-1-1, 3)
Earlier this week we saw unbeaten Japanese teenager Jin Sasaki [佐々木 尽] take on JBC ranked foe Shun Akaiwa [赤岩俊] in the chief support bout of the latest A-Sign Boxing show. On paper this was a huge step up for the hard hitting and talented Sasaki, who was looking to break into the Japanese rankings, whilst Akaiwa was looking to build on his win over Kenta Endo, earlier this year.
September 26th 2019-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Jin Sasaki (6-0, 5) Vs Tetsuya Kondo (4-1, 3)
Last week in an East Japan Rookie of the Year semi-final bout teenage hopeful Jin Sasaki [佐々木尽] faced off with Tetsuya Kondo [近藤哲哉] at the Korakuen Hall.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.