|Height||5 ft 3½ in (161 cm)|
|Reach||64 in (163 cm)|
August 9, 1995|
Urasoe, Okinawa, Japan
|Wins by KO||15|
Higa turned pro at the age of 18, after a brief amateur career where he accrued a 36-8 record.
Higa's manager is Boxing Hall of Fame member Yoko Gushiken. Higa made his professional debut on June 2014, defeating Saengkeng Saknarong by technical knockout less than a minute into the first round. He won his first title by stopping previously undefeated Thai fighter Kongfah CP Freshmart in 7 rounds to claim the WBC Youth flyweight title. He went on to defend that title twice before claiming the OPBF flyweight belt against Filipino gatekeeper Ardin Diale. Higa broke down and battered Diale with body shots, eventually stopping him in round 4.
On 2017, Higa won a world championship in his first try, defeating Juan Hernández by technical knockout to become the WBC flyweight title. Hernández had won the title earlier that year against Nawaphon Por Chokchai and was scheduled to make his first defense against Higa. However, he lost his belt at the scales due to coming in over the weight limit. Higa dominated Hernández, dropping him five times over the course over the fight before the referee finally stopped the contest. With the win, Higa became Okinawa's first boxing world champion since Akinobu Hiranaka. After becoming a world champion, Higa said his goals were facing WBA champion Kazuto Ioka in a flyweight unification bout and breaking Japan's record of 15 consecutive knockouts.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|16 fights||15 wins||1 loss|
|16||Loss||15–1||Cristofer Rosales||TKO||9 (12)||04-15-2018||Yokohama Arena, Yokohama||Lost WBC flyweight title on scales|
|15||Win||15–0||Moisés Fuentes||KO||1 (12)||02-04-2018||Prefectural Budokan, Naha||Retained WBC flyweight title|
|14||Win||14–0||Thomas Masson||TKO||7 (12)||10-22-2017||Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo||Retained WBC flyweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||Juan Hernández||TKO||6 (12)||05-20-2017||Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo||Won vacant WBC flyweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||Diomel Diocos||TKO||4 (10)||02-04-2017||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|11||Win||11–0||Felipe Cagubcob Jr.||KO||4 (12)||11-05-2016||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo||Retained OPBF flyweight title|
|10||Win||10–0||Ardin Diale||KO||4 (12)||07-02-2016||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo||Won OPBF flyweight title|
|9||Win||9–0||Romel Oliveros||KO||2 (10)||04-05-2016||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo||Retained WBC Youth flyweight title|
|8||Win||8–0||Renren Tesorio||TKO||10 (10)||11-07-2015||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo||Retained WBC Youth flyweight title|
|7||Win||7–0||Kongfah CP Freshmart||KO||7 (10)||07-24-2015||Siam Paradise Entertainment Centre, Bangkok||Won vacant WBC Youth flyweight title|
|6||Win||6–0||Cris Alfante||KO||4 (6)||06-08-2015||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|5||Win||5–0||Virden Rivera||KO||2 (6)||05-10-2015||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|4||Win||4–0||Pongpayu Chaiyonggym||TKO||2 (6)||01-12-2015||Culture Center, Hongcheon|
|3||Win||3–0||Keisuke Fujji||TKO||1 (4)||11-26-2014||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|2||Win||2–0||Rotthang Wor Por Srisaket||TKO||2 (4)||08-22-2014||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|1||Win||1–0||Saengkeng Saknarong||TKO||1 (4)||06-17-2014||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo||Professional debut|
- "New Faces: Daigo Higa - The Ring". 4 March 2016.
- "Yoko Gushiken prodigy Daigo Higa goes for WBC flyweight belt - The Ring". 17 May 2017.
Title last held byJuan Hernández
| WBC flyweight champion
May 20, 2017 – April 14, 2018
Title next held byCristofer Rosales