October 11th 2000-Arena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Takanori Hatakeyama (23-1-2, 18) vs Hiroyuki Sakamoto (35-4, 25)
Following his WBA Lightweight title win in 2000 Takanori Hatakeyama [畑山隆則] immediately offered fellow Japanese fighter Hiroyuki Sakamoto [坂本博之] a shot at the title. This lead to the two men fighting each other in a sensational bout just a few months later.
March 8th 1998-Arena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Hiroyuki Sakamoto (28-2, 19) vs Jun Mondonedo (13-24-5, 4)
In 1998 hard hitting Japanese fighter Hiroyuki Sakamoto [坂本博之] faced off with Filipino foe Jun Mondonedo in Yokohama. This was Sakamoto's second bout after losing in a world title bout to Stevie Johnston in 1997.
Note - Graphic shows Mondonedo's record as 20-11-6 (7)
February 20th 1993-Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Sakamoto (7-0, 6) vs Tsutomu Yasuda (1-0)
In early 1993 Hiroyuki Sakamoto [坂本 博之] clashed with Tsutsomu Yasuda [安田 勉] in the All Japan Rookie of the Year final at Lightweight.
December 18th 1992-Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Sakamoto (6-0, 6) vs Koji Nakayama (7-3, 5)
In December 1992, at the East Japan Rookie of the Year Lightweight final, Hiroyuki Sakamoto [坂本 博之] clashed with Koji Nakayama [中山 弘至]
April 15th 1993-Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Sakamoto (8-0, 6) vs Bong Chun Lee (0-6)
In 1993 hard hitting Japanese fighter Hiroyuki Sakamoto [坂本博之] took on Korean foe Bong Chun Lee.
June 26th 1999-Tagawa, Fukuoka, Japan
Hiroyuki Sakamoto (32-3, 23) vs Won Seo Koo (0-0)
In 1999 Japanese fighter Hiroyuki Sakamoto [坂本博之] faced off with Korean foe Won Seo Koo in Fukuoka
October 5th 2002-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Masakazu Satake (16-2-4, 9) vs Hiroyuki Sakamoto (37-5, 27)
In 2002 Masakazu Satake, the then OPBF Light Welterweight champion, took on former multi-time world title challenger Hiroyuki Sakamoto.
March 12th 2000-Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Sakamoto (35-3, 25) vs Gilberto Serrano (18-4-1, 15)
In 2000 Japan's Hiroyuki Sakamoto took part in his third world title shot, as he took on WBA Lightweight champion Gilberto Serrano at the Kokugikan.
December 13th 1993-Tokyo, Japan
Rick Yoshimura (15-4, 9) vs Hiroyuki Sakamoto (12-0, 10)
In December 1993 Japanese based American Rick Yoshimura looked to make his first defense of the Japanese Lightweight title, taking on the heavy handed Hiroyuki Sakamoto.
October 1st 1994- Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Sakamoto (16-0, 13) vs Richard Acaylar (21-10-3, 14)
In 1994 Japan's then unbeaten Hiroyuki Sakamoto [坂本博之] took on experienced Filipino Richard Acaylar.
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