Akifumi Shimoda

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Akifumi Shimoda
Born Shimoda Akifumi
Japanese: 下田 昭文
(1984-09-11) 11 September 1984 (age 29)
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Other names Sugar[1]
Speedster[2]
Nationality Japan Japanese
Height 171cm
Division Featherweight
Reach 169cm
Fighting out of Kita, Tokyo, Japan
Team Teiken Boxing Gym
Years active 2003 - Present
Professional boxing record
Total 34
Wins 28
By knockout 12
Losses 4
By knockout 2
Draws 2
Website Akifumi Shimoda Official Website
last updated on: February 3, 2011

Akifumi Shimoda (下田 昭文 Shimoda, Akifumi?, born September 11, 1984) is a Featherweight boxer from Japan and the former world champion of WBA at Super bantamweight. He was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido and grew up in Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture. He currently lives in Tokyo. Shimoda has trained under Yūichi Kasai's instruction at the Teiken Boxing Gym in Tokyo.

Biography[edit]

Akifumi Shimoda was born in Kure city of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan on September 11, 1984.

Debut[edit]

Shimoda turned professional in 2003. On January 18, 2003, he fought against Kazumasa Watanabe, and won his debut via the first round knockout on 18 January. After this victory, won eleven straight victories.

Winning national and international title[edit]

On April 9, 2007, Shimoda captured the Japanese super bantamweight title and defended it four times. On March 28, 2010, Shimoda captured the OPBF super bantamweight title, then defended it once.

Winning the world title[edit]

Shimoda won the WBA super bantamweight title from Japanese Ryol Li Lee via a twelfth round unanimous decision in the latter's first title defence in Tokyo at the Ariake Coliseum on January 31, 2011.

Professional boxing record[edit]

28 Wins (12 Knockouts), 4 Defeats (1 Knockout), 2 Draws[3]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 28-4-2 Philippines Marvin Sonsona KO 3 (12)
1:17
2014-02-22 China CotaiArena, Macau
Win 28-3-2 Mexico Alejandro Hernandez UD 10 2013-09-07 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Draw 27-3-2 Philippines Roli Gasca MD 10 2013-04-06 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 27-3-1 Mexico Hugo Partida TKO 9 (10)
1:18
2012-11-14 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 26-3-1 Philippines Richard Betos UD 10 2012-08-04 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 25-3-1 Mexico Azael Gonzalez TKO 10 (10)
1:00
2012-04-16 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 24-3-1 Philippines Jonel Alibio UD 10 2011-12-03 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Loss 23-3-1 United States Rico Ramos KO 7 (12)
2:46
2011-07-09 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey Lost WBA World Super Bantamweight title
Win 23-2-1 Japan Ryol Li Lee UD 12 2011-01-31 Japan Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo Won WBA World Super Bantamweight title
Win 22-2-1 South Korea Chang-Hyun Son TD 5 (12)
0:34
2010-08-07 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Retained OPBF World Super Bantamweight title
Win 21-2-1 Japan Hiromasa Ohashi UD 12 2010-03-28 Japan International Conference Hall, Nagoya, Aichi Won OPBF World Super Bantamweight title
Win 20-2-1 Thailand Saenghiran Lookbanyai TKO 6 (8)
2:23
2009-10-10 Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Win 19-2-1 Mexico Mauricio Becerril TKO 1 (8)
2:15
2009-06-27 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Draw 18-2-1 Panama Jose Arboleda TD 3 (10)
1:08
2009-02-21 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Loss 18-2 Japan Kazuma Miura TD 8 (10)
0:38
2008-10-04 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Lost Japanese Super Bantamweight title
Win 18-1 Japan Daisuke Yamanaka UD 10 2008-04-05 Japan JCB Hall, Tokyo Retained Japanese Super Bantamweight title
Win 17-1 Japan Hidenori Kobayashi UD 10 2007-12-01 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Retained Japanese Super Bantamweight title
Win 16-1 Japan Yu Enya UD 10 2007-08-04 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Retained Japanese Super Bantamweight title
Win 15-1 Japan Daisuke Yamanaka UD 10 2007-04-09 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Won Japanese Super Bantamweight title
Win 14-1 Philippines Sonny Gonzales UD 6 2006-11-13 Japan Nihon Budokan, Tokyo
Win 13-1 Mexico Gerardo Martinez TKO 7 (10)
2:10
2006-06-03 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Loss 12-1 Japan Mikihito Seto MD 10 2006-02-04 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 12-0 Japan Tsutomu Odajima UD 10 2005-11-05 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 11-0 Thailand Dechsayarm Sithpordam UD 8 2005-09-03 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 10-0 Japan Shusaku Ino RTD 4 (8)
3:00
2005-07-02 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 9-0 Japan Takuma Shiraishi TKO 8 (8)
0:42
2005-02-05 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 8-0 Japan Takayuki Takeshita UD 6 2004-10-02 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 7-0 Japan Hiroshi Sasaki TKO 4 (6)
1:41
2004-07-03 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 6-0 Japan Kazunori Takayama UD 6 2003-11-02 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 5-0 Japan Fumihiro Karikomi KO 3 (4)
2:10
2003-09-26 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 4-0 Japan Hironari Miyahara KO 2 (4)
1:38
2003-07-29 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 3-0 Japan Hiroya Kawashima TKO 1 (4)
0:50
2003-06-13 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 2-0 Japan Kenshi Kinoshita UD 4 2003-04-17 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 1-0 Japan Kazumasa Watanabe KO 1 (4)
2:08
2003-01-18 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo pro debut

Titles[edit]

  • 60th East Japan Freshman Tournament Bantamweight winner (November 2, 2003)
  • 32nd Japanese Super bantamweight champion (Defences: 4)
  • 37th OPBF Super bantamweight champion (Defences: 1)
  • 31st WBA World Super bantamweight champion (Defences: 0)

Awards[edit]

  • 2007 Fresh fighter Award (Japanese Boxing Commission / December 17, 2007)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel Kravetz (July 8, 2011). "Akifumi Shimoda’s Luck of the Draw". Max Boxing. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Joe Koizumi (January 31, 2011). "Shimoda wins WBA 122lb belt". FightNews.com. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Akifumi Shimoda – Boxer. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-26.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Ryol Li Lee
31st WBA Super Bantamweight Champion
January 31, 2011 – July 9, 2011
Succeeded by
Rico Ramos