April 16th 2013- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Ryota Murata (N/a) Vs Sanosuke Sasaki (11-2, 5)
In 2012 Ryota Murata made a statement by winning an Olympic gold medal, the following year he turned professional. His professional journey began with his pro test bout which saw him fighting against former Japanese Middleweight champion Sanosuke Sasaki. Although Murata wasn't yet a licensed professional it was clear that he was a level above the Japanese domestic fighters and by the end of this "bout" it was clear that Sasaki was relieved he only had a few to go with Murata.
Notably this was held on the same show as Naoya Inoue's bout with Yuki Sano.
(Video courtesy of yu Gdragon)
July 10th 2012- Korakuen Hall
Naoya Inoue (N/a) Vs Masayuki Kuroda (21-3-1, 13)
Right now it's fair to say that every boxing fan knows that Naoya Inoue is a special fighter. For some his emergence has been eye opening for others however his rise was expected. The youngster was seen as being so special that his pro-test bout saw him fighting against the then Japanese Light Flyweight champion Masayuki Kuroda, and not only did Inoue impress but he already looked ready to fight for titles, in fact many would have favoured the youngster to have beaten Kuroda in an actual fight.
As an interesting aside to this "bout" is that Kuroda would fight against Juan Carlos Reveco in a world title fight just 7 months later!
(Video courtesy of yu Gdragon
November 24th 2014- IMP Hall, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Juiki Tatsuyoshi (N/A) Vs Hideya Koyama (0-1)
In Japan an aspiring professional fighter needs to prove that they are capable of fighting at a professional standard. To do that they take part in a pro-test bout which looks familiar to a public spar though is far more important. This particular test bout was that of Juiki Tatsuyoshi, the son of the great Joichiro Tatsuyoshi. The son of the legendary fighter battled with Hideya Koyama and although Jukiya didn't look polished it's clear that the youngster has power and potential
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.