December 3rd 1996-Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (30-6-1, 23) vs Suk Hyun Yoon (16-9, 7)
In December 1996 Japan's Hiroyuki Yoshino [吉野弘幸] looked to make his third defense of the OPBF Welterweight title as he took on Korean challenger Suk Hyun Yoon [윤석현]
August 29th 1995-Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (26-6-1, 20) vs Pyung Sub Kim (10-5-3, 6)
After suffering back to back losses in 1993 Hiroyuki Yoshino [吉野弘幸] went on a rebuild and in 1995 found himself in with Korean foe Pyung Sub Kim
December 1st 2001-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Satoru Suzuki (14-3, 9) vs Hiroyuki Yoshino (35-9-1, 26)
After losing the Japanese Light Middleweight title in June 2001 Hiroyuki Yoshino moved up in weight and challenged Middleweight champion Satoru Suzuki, who was seeking his 5th defense
December 9th 1991-Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (20-3-1, 16) vs Hitoshi Kamiyama (20-1-1, 13) III
In 1991 Japanese fans saw the third meeting between Hiroyuki Yoshino and Hitoshi Kamiyama, who would both fight for world titles in 1992.
February 12th 2001-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (34-8-1, 25) vs Crazy Kim (8-2, 7)
In early 2001 Japanese fans saw domestic Light Middleweight champion Hiroyuki Yoshino take on the heavy handed Crazy Kim in a title defense that promised a lot of excitement.
April 18th 1995-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (25-6-1, 19) vs Yuji Kato (2-0)
In 1995 former Japanese Welterweight champion Hiroyuki Yoshino battled against the inexperienced Yuji Kato.
January 14th 1991-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (17-3-1, 14) vs Tatsuhiro Kawabata (9-7, 5) II
In 1989 Hiroyuki Yoshino scored a 4th round KO win over Tatsuhiro Kawabata, less than 2 years later the men faced off for a second time.
December 6th 1988-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (10-3-1, 7) Vs Tadafumi Miura (8-7-4, 3)
Japanese fighters might not make much of an impression on the world stage at Welterweight but the division has given us some thrilling bouts domestically with the exciting Hiroyuki Yoshino in a number of such fights. Back when Yoshino was the Japanese Welterweight champion in the late 1980's he faced Tadafumi Miura in what looked, on paper, like a total mismatch. Although it wasn't a drag out 12 round thriller it was highly entertaining action between two men looking to score an eye catching KO and throwing bombs at each other.
May 30rd 1989-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Yoshino (12-3-1, 9) Vs Masumi Yamaguchi (4-3, 3)
On the world stage Japanese fighters are better known for what they do at the lower weights. Domestically however we often find some of the most explosive coming in the more middling range. One example of that is this short Japanese Welterweight title bout between Hiroyuki Yoshino and Masumi Yamaguchi, that saw every punch being thrown with bad intention. This is short but sweet.
Note-Boxrec list Yamaguchi as being 4-2-1 the TV list him as 4-3, we've this second figure
Note 2-The 3 knockdown rule was in effect here
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