Toshiaki Nishioka

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Toshiaki Nishioka
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Real name Toshiaki Nishioka
Japanese: 西岡 利晃
Nickname(s) Speed King[1][2]
Monster Left[3][4]
Rated at Super Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 6 12 in (1.69 m)[5]
Reach 68.7 in (174 cm)[5]
Nationality Japanese
Born (1976-07-25) 25 July 1976 (age 38)
Kakogawa, Hyōgo, Japan
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 47
Wins 39
Wins by KO 24
Losses 5
Draws 3

Toshiaki Nishioka (西岡 利晃 Nishioka Toshiaki?, born July 25, 1976) is a retired Japanese professional boxer who is the WBC emeritus champion. He is known for his set of legendary bouts with the famous Veeraphol Nakonluang-Promotion, with two of their four clashes ended in draws. Unlike most of Japan's other world champions, Nishioka willigly fought outside of his own country.[6]

Early life and career[edit]

Nishioka was born in Kakogawa, Hyōgo, Japan, in July 1976, and has one younger sister.[7] He started boxing at age ten[8] when he was in the fifth grade of elementary school on the recommendation of his father[9] who runs a tavern.[10] He compiled an amateur record of 10–2.[11] Since before his professional debut, Nishioka had served as a sparring partner of the reigning WBC bantamweight champion Yasuei Yakushiji.[12]

Nicknamed Speed King,[1][2] Nishioka won his professional debut by a first round knockout in Himeji, Hyōgo, on December 11, 1994. But he was knocked out in the fourth round of the next fight at the Korakuen Hall, and was carried out on a stretcher.[9] Nishioka won the annual Japanese boxing series, West Japan Rookie King Tournament in the super bantamweight division at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium in September 1995. Winning over the Central Japan rookie king in the next fight at the Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall, he fought against the rookie king of the Western part of Japan in Fukuoka in December of the same year.[13] Though Nishioka was convinced of his victory, the judges were in favor of his opponent.[14]

During his early career, Nishioka was expected to be Joichiro Tatsuyoshi's successor,[15] and served as his sparring partner for two years since 1996.[16] Nishioka went down a weight division to capture the Japanese bantamweight title at the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium on December 29, 1998, the last day when Tatsuyoshi was a world champion.[17][18] Although Nishioka was knocked down once when away from the clinch in the first round, he twice floored his opponent while wearing a confident and defiant smile in the second round to be crowned,[12] and defended the title twice before returning it.

Rivalry and injuries[edit]

In June 2000, Nishioka challenged the WBC bantamweight champion Veeraphol Nakonluang-Promotion in Takasago, Hyōgo, and lost via a unanimous decision. He had belonged to the JM Kakogawa Gym until that fight, and has been managed by the Teiken Boxing Gym in Tokyo under Akihiko Honda's supervision[19] and Yūichi Kasai's guidance[20] since September 2000.

The second world title shot was watched by 12,000 spectators[21] at the Yokohama Arena in September 2001, and was a very close fight in which the scores were 115–113 for Nishioka, 116–113 for Veeraphol, and 114–114 even.[22] Nishioka suffered an Achilles tendon rupture twice[9][23] during that year.[24] In December 2002, he returned to the ring for the first time in fifteen months to gain a first round knockout victory at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. However his style was totally different from the previous one.[9] He challenged Veeraphol for the third time at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in October 2003, but the result was a draw[25] by a hometown decision.[15] In his fourth world title shot against Veeraphol in March 2004, he lost via a unanimous decision by a wide margin of points at the Saitama Super Arena.[26]

After that defeat in 2004, Nishioka received a greeting card, with the Japanese message Kono michi yori ikiru michi nashi (この道より生きる道なし?) written by painter Atsumu Yamamoto; the phrase can be interpreted as: "No way to live other than this way", which encouraged him.[27] While Honda advised him to retire, and set subsequent matches to convince him,[28] Nishioka, who had remained aloof and proud as a boxer and had not trained with gym mates, decided to run with younger fellow boxers to strengthen his mind.[29] He also attended Marco Antonio Barrera's training camp on the West Coast of the United States.[15]

Marriage and recovery[edit]

Nishioka got married in January 2005,[30] and they have a daughter born in 2006. Nishioka went back to the super bantamweight division,[30] and continued fighting mainly in Japan, besides a second round technical knockout victory at the Palais des Sports in Marseille, France, in April 2005,[31] and a fourth round knockout victory (with a left-hand punch to the body) at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, in November 2006.[32] Nishioka noticed that the former motion before the Achilles tendon injury came back in the pivot of his ankle from around the fight in November 2006.[33] His trainer Kasai also felt that Nishioka's foot recovered to its original condition, and his thinking and fighting style progressed significantly from around the fight in December 2007 or in April 2008.[34]

After the fight in December 2007, Nishioka stayed at his wife's parents' home in Amagasaki, Hyōgo. With the consent of his wife and her father, he decided to live separate from his wife and daughter to focus on boxing alone. When he returned to Tokyo and told Honda about it, he was told that the possibility that his fifth world title was determined to be less than ten percent and that he should bring her back immediately.[33] The discomfort in his foot completely disappeared in the beginning of 2008.[35] From that year, he is registered as a resident in Amagasaki where his own house has been completed in 2012.[36] Usually, Nishioka trains while living a solo life in Tokyo, and his wife and daughter live in Amagasaki. After each of Nishioka's fights, he spends time together with his family in Amagasaki.[37] Nishioka later recalled that transfer to the Teiken Boxing Gym and marriage have been his major turning points.[14]

WBC super bantamweight title[edit]

Nishioka captured the WBC super bantamweight interim title against Thai's Napapol Kiatisakchokchai at the Pacifico Yokohama on September 15, 2008. Just after the fight, Veeraphol whom he fought four times, and who served as Napapol's special coach, climbed into the ring to congratulate Nishioka.[38] Nishioka inherited the fullversion of the WBC super bantamweight title on December 18 of that year, when its previous holder, Israel Vázquez, was stripped for medical reasons. He defended that title by knocking out Mexico's Genaro García in the final round, again at the Pacifico Yokohama on January 3, 2009.[39]

On May 23, 2009, Nishioka successfully defended his title against Jhonny González in front of 12,000 spectators mostly cheering for González[40] at the Monterrey Arena in Mexico which had an outbreak of the H1N1 influenza.[41][42] Nishioka recovered from a knockdown on the first round and went to knock out González in the third round.[43] Nishioka's left blows including his left crosses have often been called Monster Left from those days.[3][4] He succeeded in the third defense via a third round technical knockout (TKO) against Ivan Hernández at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium on October 10 of the same year.[44] Nishioka was presented with the 2009 WBC Knockout of the Year.[45] He defeated Filipino Balweg Bangoyan via a fifth round technical knockout at the Nippon Budokan on April 30, 2010 to have four consecutive title defenses all by knockout.[46] The effects of trunk strengthening from the late 2009 have appeared, his balance has improved markedly.[47]

On October 24 of the same year, Nishioka fought a mandatory bout against Rendall Munroe at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan, and defeated him by a convincing unanimous decision to extend his defending streak to five matches.[48] Nishioka strongly desired a unification match with the other organizations' champion especially after that.[19] When Nishioka was named Japan's Fighter of the Year in 2010, he received a video message from Fernando Montiel demanding a fight at the awards ceremony in January 2011. Nishioka said he was willing to fight anytime soon afterward[49] and his camp intended to arrange a match, but the contract was not finalized as Montiel lost to Nonito Donaire in February.[50] On April 8, 2011, he knocked out Argentina's Mauricio Javier Muñoz in the ninth round in his sixth defense which was moved from the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo to the World Memorial Hall in Kobe due to the Tōhoku earthquake.[51]

In his seventh defense on October 1, 2011, Nishioka fought against Rafael Márquez, who had been marked as one of his targets from around October 2003,[52] at the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas.[53] Márquez's long, well-extended jabs were effective in the early rounds.[54] At the end of four rounds, all three judges scored it identically at 39–37 in favor of Márquez.[55] Nishioka fully concentrated every second from the beginning of the fight. He landed well-timed left and right blows[56] while circling right to nullify Márquez's right cross, and although not in principle for a southpaw, often circling left to negate Márquez's left hook and to throw his quicker and sharper angled left,[55][57] to win the bout by a unanimous decision.[56][58] Although Márquez did not admit his defeat and demanded a rematch,[56] there was no disgust nor booing among the spectators.[59]

In March 2012, Nishioka competed with Yuriorkis Gamboa for The Ring pound for pound Top 10, and barely missed it.[60] The WBC granted Nishioka the Emeritus Champion status on March 15, 2012.[61]

Nishioka lost to Nonito Donaire by technical knockout in 1:54 in the ninth round at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California on October 13, 2012. He had been ranked the number one super bantamweight in the world by The Ring, but was dropped to number three after the fight.[62]

Retirement[edit]

About a month following his bout with Donaire, Nishioka announced his retirement from boxing.[63]

Professional record[edit]

39 Wins (24 knockouts, 15 decisions), 5 Losses (2 by knockout), 3 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time[8][64] Date Location[8][64] Notes
Loss 39-5-3 Philippines Nonito Donaire TKO 9 (12), 1:54 2012-10-13 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California, United States For WBO Super Bantamweight title.
Win 39–4–3 Mexico Rafael Márquez UD 12 (12) 2011-10-01 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 38–4–3 Argentina Mauricio Javier Muñoz KO 9 (12), 3:07 2011-04-08 Japan World Memorial Hall, Hyogo, Japan Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 37–4–3 United Kingdom Rendall Munroe UD 12 (12) 2010-10-24 Japan Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 36–4–3 Philippines Balweg Bangoyan TKO 5 (12), 1:14 2010-04-30 Japan Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 35–4–3 Mexico Ivan Hernández RTD 3 (12), 3:00 2009-10-10 Japan Yoyogi 2nd Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 34–4–3 Mexico Jhonny González TKO 3 (12), 1:20 2009-05-23 Mexico Monterrey Arena, Monterrey, Mexico Retained WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 33–4–3 Mexico Genaro García TKO 12 (12), 0:57 2009-01-03 Japan Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Won WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 32–4–3 Thailand Napapol Kiatisakchokchai UD 12 (12) 2008-09-15 Japan Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan For Interim WBC Super Bantamweight title.
Win 31–4–3 Mexico Jesús García TKO 3 (8), 0:43 2008-04-19 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 30–4–3 Philippines Pederito Laurente KO 9 (10), 0:48 2007-12-15 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 29–4–3 Colombia Jean Javier Sotelo KO 7 (10), 0:23 2007-08-11 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 28–4–3 Mexico José Alonso KO 4 (8), 2:59 2006-11-16 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 27–4–3 Mexico Hugo Vargas UD 10 (10) 2006-02-04 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 26–4–3 Philippines Pederito Laurente UD 10 (10) 2005-09-03 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 25–4–3 Algeria Mustapha Abahraouhi TKO 2 (8), 2:00 2005-04-29 France Palais des Sports, Marseille, France
Win 24–4–3 Japan Yoshikane Nakajima UD 10 (10) 2004-10-30 Japan Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 23–4–3 Thailand Veeraphol Nakonluang-Promotion UD 12 (12) 2004-03-06 Japan Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan For WBC Bantamweight title.
Draw 23–3–3 Thailand Veeraphol Nakonluang-Promotion PTS 12 (12) 2003-10-04 Japan Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan For WBC Bantamweight title.
Win 23–3–2 Panama Evangelio Pérez KO 1 (6), 1:32 2002-12-07 United States Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Draw 22–3–2 Thailand Veeraphol Nakonluang-Promotion PTS 12 (12) 2001-09-01 Japan Yokohama Arena, Kanagawa, Japan For WBC Bantamweight title.
Win 22–3–1 Mexico Sammy Ventura KO 1 (10), 2:00 2001-03-11 Japan Yokohama Arena, Kanagawa, Japan
Win 21–3–1 Mexico Gerardo Martínez UD 10 (10) 2000-11-05 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 20–3–1 Thailand Veeraphol Nakonluang-Promotion UD 12 (12) 2000-06-25 Japan Takasago General Gymnasium, Hyogo, Japan For WBC Bantamweight title.
Win 20–2–1 Philippines Rodel Llanita KO 2 (10), 2:51 2000-03-12 Japan Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Win 19–2–1 Japan Taiji Okamoto UD 10 (10) 1999-12-19 Japan Takasago General Gymnasium, Hyogo, Japan Retained Japanese Bantamweight title.
Win 18–2–1 Thailand Yodsingh Chuwatana TKO 4 (10), 1:13 1999-08-07 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 17–2–1 Japan Shigeru Nakazato TKO 8 (10), 1:21 1999-04-24 Japan Kakogawa Sports Center Gymnasium, Hyogo, Japan Retained Japanese Bantamweight title.
Win 16–2–1 Japan Jun'ichi Watanabe KO 2 (10), 1:55 1998-12-29 Japan Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan Won vacant Japanese Bantamweight title.
Win 15–2–1 Philippines Joel Avila KO 2 (10), 0:23 1998-09-23 Japan Takasago General Gymnasium, Hyogo, Japan
Win 14–2–1 Indonesia Jack Siahaya KO 1 (10), 0:43 1998-06-29 Japan Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan
Win 13–2–1 Mexico Julio César Cardona DQ 5 (10), 2:58 1998-03-08 Japan Yokohama Arena, Kanagawa, Japan
Win 12–2–1 South Korea Dong-Soo Kim TKO 4 (10), 3:01 1997-11-22 Japan Osaka-jō Hall, Osaka, Japan
Draw 11–2–1 Philippines Fernando Montilla PTS 10 (10) 1997-08-30 Japan Himeji Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Hyogo, Japan
Win 11–2 Philippines Joel Junio KO 2 (10), 2:53 1997-04-14 Japan Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan
Win 10–2 Indonesia Fuzi Armes KO 6 (10), 2:40 1997-02-23 Japan Himeji Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Hyogo, Japan
Win 9–2 Indonesia Ahmad Fandi PTS 10 (10) 1996-10-19 Japan Kobe Green Arena, Hyogo, Japan
Win 8–2 Philippines Donaldo Estella PTS 6 (6) 1996-08-25 Japan Himeji Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Hyogo, Japan
Win 7–2 Philippines Reynante Rojo PTS 8 (8) 1996-05-19 Japan China Townsman Gymnasium, Kagoshima, Japan
Loss 6–2 Japan Momotarō Kitajima PTS 6 (6) 1995-12-16 Japan Action Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
Win 6–1 Japan Shin Kashiramoto PTS 6 (6) 1995-10-29 Japan Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall, Aichi, Japan
Win 5–1 Japan Isao Ohno PTS 6 (6) 1995-09-18 Japan Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan
Win 4–1 Japan Hiroyasu Uchida KO 1 (4), 1:31 1995-08-15 Japan Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan
Win 3–1 Japan Nobuyuki Kihara PTS 4 (4) 1995-06-17 Japan Himeji Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Hyogo, Japan
Win 2–1 Japan Shigeaki Nakamasa KO 1 (4), 2:41 1995-03-25 Japan Himeji Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Hyogo, Japan
Loss 1–1 Japan Masahiko Nakamura KO 4 (4), 2:12 1995-02-04 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0 Japan Yūkō Shishido KO 1 (4), 2:55 1994-12-11 Japan Himeji Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Hyogo, Japan Nishioka's professional debut.

See also[edit]

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Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Óscar Larios
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
Interim Title

September 15, 2008 – December 18, 2008
Promoted
Preceded by
Israel Vázquez
Stripped
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
December 18, 2008 – March 15, 2012
Status changed
Vacant
Title next held by
Abner Mares
Honorary titles
Preceded by
N/A
WBC Super Bantamweight Champion
Emeritus Champion

March 15, 2012 – present
Succeeded by
N/A