January 22nd 1989-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Naoto Takahashi (15-2, 10) Vs Mark Horikoshi (17-1, 13)
Japanese fighter Naoto Takahashi [高橋ナオト] was involved in a number of memorable bouts in the 1980's and 1990's. Arguably his most notable was against American born Japanese fighter Mark Anthony Brooks, who fought in Japan under the name Mark Horikawa [マーク堀越]. This bout saw Horikawa defending the Japanese Super Bantamweight title against Takahashi who was moving up from Bantamweight, where he had previously been the Japanese champion.
Without trying to spoil this one, round 4 and 8 are some of the best rounds you're likely to see any time soon.
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