Hideyuki Ohashi

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Hideyuki Ohashi
Real name Hideyuki Ohashi
Nickname(s) Phoenix[citation needed]
Rated at Minimumweight
Nationality Japan Japanese
Born (1965-03-08) March 8, 1965 (age 52)
Yokohama, Japan
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 24
Wins 19
Wins by KO 12
Losses 5
Draws 0
No contests 0

Hideyuki Ohashi (大橋 秀行, born March 8, 1965, in Yokohama, Japan) is a former professional boxer and two-time minimumweight world champion.

Professional career[edit]

Ohashi dropped out of college to begin a professional boxing career, and made his debut in February, 1985, with the Yonekura Boxing Gym. He won the vacant Japanese Light flyweight title in his 6th professional fight, and in December, 1986, he challenged Jung-Koo Chang for the WBC Light flyweight title, but lost by TKO in the 5th round. Ohashi reclaimed the Japanese Light flyweight title in January, 1988, and challenged Chang for the second time in June of the same year, only to lose again by 8th-round TKO. This was Chang's 15th consecutive defense of the WBC title, and Ohashi was knocked down a total of 7 times in 8 rounds before the referee stopped the contest.

Ohashi challenged Jum-Hwan Choi in January, 1990 for the Lineal and WBC Minimumweight title, and won by KO to claim his first world title.[1] This win stopped the streak of 21 losses in a row suffered in world title bouts by Japanese boxers. There had been no Japanese world champions for over a year before Ohashi won the WBC title.

Ohashi defended his title once, before losing to the legendary Ricardo López by TKO in the 5th round. López would go on to defend the WBC title won from Ohashi 22 times, and retire undefeated.

After two years away from the world stage, Ohashi returned to fight WBA Minimumweight champion Hi-Yong Choi in October, 1992. Ohashi won a unanimous 12-round decision to claim his second world title. He lost to Chana Porpaoin in his first defense, and was forced into retirement at the age of 27, after it was discovered that he had a detached retina. He ended his career with a record of 19-5-0 (12KOs).

Post Retirement[edit]

After retiring, he created the Ohashi Boxing Gym (Ohashi Promotions) in his hometown, Yokohama, and currently works as a trainer there. Former WBC Super flyweight champion, Katsushige Kawashima, is trained by Ohashi.

In January, 2007, Ohashi served as the head trainer of the Japanese team in the BOXING GRAND PRIX 2007 event (held under the partnership of the Teiken Boxing Gym, and Golden Boy Promotions).

He also serves as the president of Japan Pro Boxing Association (JPBA)[2] and its subsidiary body East Japan Boxing Association (JPBA-east).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hideyuki Ohashi - Lineal Minimumweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia. 
  2. ^ 会長挨拶 (in Japanese). Japan Pro Boxing Association. April 2010. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "about 東日本ボクシング協会" (in Japanese). East Japan Boxing Association. April 2007. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 

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Preceded by
Jum-Hwan Choi
WBC Minimumweight champion
February 7, 1990 - October 25, 1990
Succeeded by
Ricardo López
Lineal Minimumweight Champion
February 7, 1990 - October 25, 1990
Preceded by
Hi-Yong Choi
WBA Minimumweight champion
October 14, 1992 - February 10, 1993
Succeeded by
Chana Porpaoin