July 8th 1987-Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (7-0, 5) vs Kenji Ono (16-9-4, 6)
In the summer of 1987 Japanese teenager Hiroki Ioka [井岡弘樹], a future 2-weight world champion, challenged Japanese Minimumweight champion Kenji Ono [小野健治].
September 3rd 1998-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (32-7-1, 17) vs Jerry Pahayahay (29-28-2, 11)
In one of his final professional bouts Japan's Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹] took on Filipino journeyman Jerry Pahayahay, who is best known for giving Pongsaklek Wonjongkam his first 2 professional defeats.
June 15th 1992-Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (20-2-1, 9) vs Bong Jun Kim (23-7-3, 10)
In 1992 the then WBA Light Flyweight champion Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹] faced off with former WBA Minimumweight champion Bong Jun Kim [김봉준] in Osaka.
April 9th 1990-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (12-2-1, 7) vs John Ireng (3-4-4, 1)
In 1990 Hiroki Ioka [井岡弘樹], the former WBC Minimumweight, took on Indonesian fighter John Ireng at Korakuen Hall.
December 19th 1998-Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (33-7-1, 17) vs Masamori Tokuyama (15-2-1, 3)
In late 1998 former 2-weight world champion Hiroki Ioka [井岡弘樹] took on future world champion Masamori Tokuyama [徳山昌守] in a very interesting match up in Osaka.
January 29th 1993-Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (21-3-1, 9) vs Ronnie Romero (1-11)
Following Hiroki Ioka's [井岡 弘樹] 1992 loss to Myung Woo Yuh fans saw the Japanese star target a Flyweight title,in an attempt to become Japan's first 3 weight world champion. That saw him take on Filipino Ronnie Romero in early 1993 in a bout well above the Flyweight limit.
January 31st 1988-Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (9-0, 5) vs Kyung Yung Lee (11-0, 4)
In 1987 we saw the recognition of the Minimumweight division. the first champion of which was IBF title holder Kyung Yung Lee [이경연]. Lee vacated the title soon after winning it to face WBC champion Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹], who had become the youngest Japanese world champion when he had won his title in October 1987. Essentially these were the two best 105lb fighters and both were wanting to prove it.
June 10th 1989- Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (11-1, 7) vs Napa Kiatwanchai (9-0-1, 4) III
The third and final bout between Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹] and Napa Kiatwanchai [นภา เกียรติวันชัย] came in June 1989. The bout saw Ioka looking to regain the WBC title he had lost to Napa the previous November.
March 31st 1992- Municipal Sogo Gymnasium, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (19-2-1, 9) vs Noel Tunacao (17-0-1, 9)
In 1992 Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹], the then WBA Light Flyweight champion, took on unbeaten Filipino challenger Noel Tunacao.
November 13th 1988- Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Hiroki Ioka (10-0-1, 6) vs Napa Kiatwanchai (7-0-1, 4) II
In June 1988 Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹] defended the WBC Minimumweight title with a draw against Thailand's Napa Kiatwanchai [นภา เกียรติวันชัย]. The two men met again in November in their second, of three, meeting.
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