January 14th 2021-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Takuma Inoue (13-1, 3) vs Keita Kurihara (15-5, 13)
The first title fight, of any kind, to take place in Japan in 2021 saw OPBF Bantamweight champion Keita Kurihara [栗原慶太] take on former WBC "interim" Bantamweight champion Takuma Inoue [井上拓真] at Korakuen Hall. The bout, a highly anticipated one, wasn't shown on live TV in Japan but was aired on Fuji TV a few days later.
November 15th 2019-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Keita Kurihara (14-5, 12) vs Sukpraserd Ponpitak (24-10, 16)
Earlier today at the Korakuen Hall OPBF Bantamweight champion Keita Kurihara [栗原 慶太] took on world ranked Thai Sukpraserd Ponpitak, aka Sukkasem Kietyongyuth, in a non-title bout.
May 10th 2019-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Keita Kurihara (13-5, 11) vs Warlito Parrenas (26-9-1, 23)
This past week we saw OPBF Bantamweight champion Keita Kurihara [栗原 慶太] battle with former world title challenger Warlito Parrenas, in what was to Kurihara's first defense.
August 11th 2018-City Sogo Gym, Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
Keita Kurihara (11-5, 10) Vs Kazuki Tanaka (9-1, 6)
Yesterday fight fans in Osaka had the chance to see former amateur stand out Kazuki Tanaka [田中 一樹] battle against the hard hitting Keita Kurihara [栗原 慶太] in a mouth watering match up.
May 11th 2018-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Keita Kurihara (10-5, 9) vs Tetsuya Watanabe (3-0, 2)
Yesterday fight fans at the Korakuen Hall saw Japanese puncher Keita Kurihara [栗原 慶太] battle against the touted Tetsuya Watanabe [渡部哲也]
June 29th 2017- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroaki Teshigawara (13-2-2, 7) vs Keita Kurihara (9-4, 8)
Earlier this year Japanese fight fans had an over-looked thriller, as Hiroaki Teshigawara [勅使河原 弘晶] took on Keita Kurihara [栗原 慶太] in an absolute war. This bout will likely not be in the Japanese Fight of the Year running, but is well worth a watch.
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