|Real name||Takahiro Ao
Japanese: 粟生 隆寛
6 April 1984 |
Ichihara, Chiba, Japan
|Wins by KO||10|
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, because he was appreciated for his speed and heavy fists, and served as Barrera's chief sparring partner in August 2007.
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. 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
|23 Wins (10 knockouts), 2 Losses, 1 Draw|
|Loss||23-3-1||Gamaliel Díaz||UD||12||2012–10–27||Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo||For WBC Super featherweight title.|
|Win||23–2–1||Terdsak Kokietgym||UD||12||2012–04–06||Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo||For WBC Super featherweight title.|
|Win||22–2–1||Devis Boschiero||SD||12||2011–11–06||Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo||For WBC Super featherweight title.|
|Win||21–2–1||Humberto Gutiérrez||KO||4 (12)
|2011–04–08|| World Memorial Hall,
|For WBC Super featherweight title.|
|Win||20–2–1||Vitali Tajbert||UD||12||2010–11–26||Nippon Gaishi Hall, Nagoya, Aichi||Won WBC Super featherweight title.|
|Win||19–2–1||Whyber García||TKO||8 (10)
|2010–04–30||Nippon Budokan, Tokyo|
|Win||18–2–1||Feider Viloria||UD||10||2009–12–18|| World Memorial Hall,
|Loss||17–2–1||Elio Rojas||UD||12||2009–07–14||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo||Lost WBC Featherweight title.|
|Win||17–1–1||Óscar Larios||UD||12||2009–03–12||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo||Won WBC Featherweight title.|
|Loss||16–1–1||Óscar Larios||SD||12||2008–10–16||Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo||For WBC Featherweight title.|
|Draw||16–0–1||Noriyuki Ueno||PTS||12||2008–04–05||JCB Hall, Tokyo||For Japanese and OBPF Featherweight titles.|
|Win||16–0||Noriyuki Ueno||UD||10||2007–11–03||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo||For Japanese Featherweight title.|
|Win||15–0||Keisuke Akiba||UD||10||2007–07–07||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo||For Japanese Featherweight title.|
|Win||14–0||Koji Umetsu||UD||10||2007–03–03||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo||Won Japanese Featherweight title.|
|2006–11–13||Nippon Budokan, Tokyo|
|Win||12–0||Francisco Dianzo||UD||10||2006–06–03||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|Win||11–0||Oswaldo Juarez||KO||2 (6)
|2006–03–25|| World Memorial Hall,
|Win||10–0||Richard Carrillo||UD||10||2006–01–07||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|Win||9–0||Jae-Choon Moon||TKO||1 (6)
|2005–09–25|| Yokohama Arena,
|Win||8–0||Yoshinori Miyata||UD||10||2005–07–02||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|Win||7–0||Mario Rodríguez||UD||6||2005–04–16||Nippon Budokan, Tokyo|
|Win||6–0||Sang-Chan Na||KO||1 (10)
|2005–02–05||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|Win||5–0||Yosuke Sato||UD||8||2004–10–02||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|Win||4–0||Hisami Kitahara||TKO||5 (8)
|2004–05–01||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|Win||3–0||Nilyon Nuñez||KO||3 (6)
|2004–01–31|| Poliedro de Caracas,
|Win||2–0||Takashi Saryo||KO||1 (6)
|2003–12–06||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|Win||1–0||Hiroshi Kashihara||TKO||2 (6)
|2003–09–06||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
- 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)
- "Barrera encontró sparring idóneo" (in Spanish). ESTO. August 14, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
- "Barrera sees a different outcome". Manila Bulletin. August 29, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
- Jason Pribila (March 17, 2009). "Óscar Larios: A Boxing Tragedy Waiting to Happen". SecondsOut.com. Retrieved 2009-03-18.
- "Takahiro Ao Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com.
|WBC Featherweight Champion
March 14, 2009 – July 14, 2009
|WBC Super Featherweight Champion
November 26, 2010 – October 27, 2012