Takahiro Ao

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Takahiro Ao
Statistics
Real name Takahiro Ao
Japanese: 粟生 隆寛
Rated at Featherweight
Super featherweight
Nationality Japanese
Born (1984-04-06) 6 April 1984 (age 30)
Ichihara, Chiba, Japan
Stance southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 23
Wins by KO 10
Losses 3
Draws 1
No contests 0

Takahiro Ao (粟生 隆寛 Takahiro Aō?, born 6 April 1984 in Ichihara, Chiba, Japan) is a Japanese professional boxer who fights at featherweight and is the former WBC Super Featherweight Champion.

Professional career[edit]

Ao turned professional in September 2003 at the Korakuen Hall, Tokyo. In his debut Ao defeated fellow Japanese boxer Hiroshi Kashihara with a second round knockout.

Ao is managed by the Teiken Boxing Gym in Tokyo, and trains under Sendai Tanaka's guidance. He has often attended Marco Antonio Barrera's training camp since 2003,[1] because he was appreciated for his speed and heavy fists,[2] and served as Barrera's chief sparring partner in August 2007.[3]

After thirteen unbeaten fights Ao beat Koji Umetsu for the Japanese featherweight title in March 2007.

Ao lost via split decision to champion Óscar Larios on October 16, 2008. Despite flooring Larios in the 4th round, Ao managed to lose a decision in the close and contested bout.

Fortunate for him, Ao got another chance at Larios' title on March 12, 2009. There, he applied more offensive tactics which resulted Larios dropping in the 12th round. Ao won the match by unanimous decision.[4] On his first defense of the title held on July 14 that same year, Ao lost to Elio Rojas by unanimous decision.

Professional boxing record[edit]

23 Wins (10 knockouts), 2 Losses, 1 Draw[5]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Time
Date Location Notes
Loss 23-3-1 Mexico Gamaliel Díaz UD 12 2012–10–27 Japan Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo For WBC Super featherweight title.
Win 23–2–1 Thailand Terdsak Kokietgym UD 12 2012–04–06 Japan Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo For WBC Super featherweight title.
Win 22–2–1 Italy Devis Boschiero SD 12 2011–11–06 Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo For WBC Super featherweight title.
Win 21–2–1 Mexico Humberto Gutiérrez KO 4 (12)
1:06
2011–04–08 Japan World Memorial Hall,
Kobe, Hyōgo
For WBC Super featherweight title.
Win 20–2–1 Germany Vitali Tajbert UD 12 2010–11–26 Japan Nippon Gaishi Hall, Nagoya, Aichi Won WBC Super featherweight title.
Win 19–2–1 Panama Whyber García TKO 8 (10)
1:48
2010–04–30 Japan Nippon Budokan, Tokyo
Win 18–2–1 Colombia Feider Viloria UD 10 2009–12–18 Japan World Memorial Hall,
Kobe, Hyōgo
Loss 17–2–1 Dominican Republic Elio Rojas UD 12 2009–07–14 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Lost WBC Featherweight title.
Win 17–1–1 Mexico Óscar Larios UD 12 2009–03–12 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Won WBC Featherweight title.
Loss 16–1–1 Mexico Óscar Larios SD 12 2008–10–16 Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo For WBC Featherweight title.
Draw 16–0–1 Japan Noriyuki Ueno PTS 12 2008–04–05 Japan JCB Hall, Tokyo For Japanese and OBPF Featherweight titles.
Win 16–0 Japan Noriyuki Ueno UD 10 2007–11–03 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo For Japanese Featherweight title.
Win 15–0 Japan Keisuke Akiba UD 10 2007–07–07 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo For Japanese Featherweight title.
Win 14–0 Japan Koji Umetsu UD 10 2007–03–03 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Won Japanese Featherweight title.
Win 13–0 Mexico Gabriel Pérez TKO 6
1:27
2006–11–13 Japan Nippon Budokan, Tokyo
Win 12–0 Mexico Francisco Dianzo UD 10 2006–06–03 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 11–0 Mexico Oswaldo Juarez KO 2 (6)
2:14
2006–03–25 Japan World Memorial Hall,
Kobe, Hyōgo
Win 10–0 Venezuela Richard Carrillo UD 10 2006–01–07 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 9–0 South Korea Jae-Choon Moon TKO 1 (6)
2:54
2005–09–25 Japan Yokohama Arena,
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Win 8–0 Japan Yoshinori Miyata UD 10 2005–07–02 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 7–0 Mexico Mario Rodríguez UD 6 2005–04–16 Japan Nippon Budokan, Tokyo
Win 6–0 South Korea Sang-Chan Na KO 1 (10)
3:07
2005–02–05 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 5–0 Japan Yosuke Sato UD 8 2004–10–02 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 4–0 Japan Hisami Kitahara TKO 5 (8)
2:22
2004–05–01 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 3–0 Venezuela Nilyon Nuñez KO 3 (6)
1:23
2004–01–31 Venezuela Poliedro de Caracas,
Caracas, Miranda
Win 2–0 Japan Takashi Saryo KO 1 (6)
2:26
2003–12–06 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win 1–0 Japan Hiroshi Kashihara TKO 2 (6)
0:49
2003–09–06 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

References[edit]

  1. ^ WORLD BOXING editorial department (October 3, 2003). "矢代、粟生の2ホープがバレラのキャンプに参加" (in Japanese). MACC Publications Inc. Retrieved February 23, 2011.  (the fourth article from the bottom)
  2. ^ "Barrera encontró sparring idóneo" (in Spanish). ESTO. August 14, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Barrera sees a different outcome". Manila Bulletin. August 29, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ Jason Pribila (March 17, 2009). "Óscar Larios: A Boxing Tragedy Waiting to Happen". SecondsOut.com. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  5. ^ "Takahiro Ao Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com. 

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Preceded by
Óscar Larios
WBC Featherweight Champion
March 14, 2009 – July 14, 2009
Succeeded by
Elio Rojas
Preceded by
Vitali Tajbert
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
November 26, 2010 – October 27, 2012
Succeeded by
Gamaliel Díaz