|Born||May 10, 1973|
Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||105 kg (231 lb; 16.5 st)|
|Years active||17 (1999–2016)|
Last updated on: April 20, 2014
|Men's Amateur boxing|
|All Japan Championships|
|National Athletic Meet|
|Fukushima 1996||Light middleweight|
Hiromi Amada (Japanese: 天田 ヒロミ; born May 10, 1973) is a retired Japanese heavyweight kickboxer and boxer from Gunma, Japan. A staple in the K-1 heavyweight division from 1999 to 2007, the company considered him one of its most talented Japanese fighters, second only to Musashi. He is also the first-ever HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion and holds notable victories over Freddy Kemayo, Makoto Uehara, and Rene Rooze.
Amada began practicing boxing as a teenager while attending Maebashi Ikuei High School, and won the national junior championship prior to graduation. He then attended Chuo University and served as captain of the school's boxing club, all the while competing at the amateur level. In 1996, he won the All Japan Amateur Boxing Championships.
The K-1 kickboxing organization scouted Amada before he even graduated from university. He made his professional debut on March 22, 1999, at K-1 The Challenge '99, earning a unanimous decision victory over the larger John Wyatt. Eschewing kicks and utilizing a boxing-based style, Amada achieved a 5-0 winning streak en route to reaching the finals of his first tournament – the K-1 Spirits '99. He fought the world champion Musashi, who delivered him his first defeat via unanimous decision.
Amada spent the following five years falling short of substantial success. He entered the K-1 Spirits 2000, K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Fukuoka, and K-1 Survival 2003 Japan Grand Prix Final tournaments, only to be defeated in latter rounds. Nevertheless, he earned significant victories along the way. He knocked out the aggressive Dutch giant Rene Rooze at K-1 Rising 2002 and MMA champion Tom Erikson at K-1 Beast 2003. Then, he met Eric “Butterbean” Esch at K-1 Beast 2004 in Niigata and scored an upset over the world champion boxer. Esch continually taunted and baited his opponent, at one point dropping his gloves and absorbing several unguarded blows to the head. Despite this show of toughness, Amada – who had by then broadened his repertoire to include low kicks – peppered the American for three rounds while staying out of range of Esch's punches, leading to a unanimous decision victory.
On June 26, 2004, Amada finally acquired a tournament win by becoming the K-1 Beast 2004 in Shizuoka champion. The achievement brought him to the K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 Final Elimination, where he lost his chance of competing in the K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 Final to Ray Sefo via unanimous decision. Amada would in fact appear at the event, but in a reserve fight he lost to Jérôme Le Banner.
Departure from K-1 and later career
Amada remained with K-1 for the better part of three years following 2004, earning a victory over future world champion Freddy Kemayo in the process. However, the company suspended him following a 2007 incident wherein Amada allegedly assaulted a truck driver following a traffic incident in Tokyo. His last match for the organization prior to departure was a losing effort to Paul Slowinski at K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Amsterdam.
For the remainder of his career, Amada competed for a variety of organizations but found the most success in HEAT, a fledgling promotion which held all its matches in an octagonal cage. He entered a tournament to crown the company's first heavyweight kickboxing champion, and eventually emerged victorious with a KO win over Makoto Uehara at HEAT 10 on July 18, 2009. Amada reigned as champion for over 20 months, successfully defending his title twice before losing it at HEAT 22 to Fabiano Aoki. Amada consequently departed from HEAT and only fought for the company once more, unsuccessfully challenging Prince Ali for his old championship at HEAT 36.
Continuing in journeyman fashion, Amada competed for only one more title: the RISE Heavyweight Championship on April 29, 2014. Despite being 40 years old at the time – over a decade older than his opponent, Kengo Shimizu – Amada surprised the audience by being the more aggressive fighter, pushing in close with his signature boxing offense. By the third round, Shimizu's visible exhaustion contrasted with Amada's apparent vigor. Nevertheless, the younger champion landed a surprise kick to Amada's head which sent the challenger to the canvas and cost him the match.
Amada fought his last match to date on September 18, 2016, at the New Japan Kickboxing Association's Titans Neo 20 event, achieving a unanimous decision victory over Mauro Herrera.
From 2005 to 2007, in addition to his kickboxing career, Amada worked for a real estate company. His contract was canceled when the firm declared bankruptcy.
He has a wife who shares his first name; both are called Hiromi Amada. He also has a daughter and twin sons.
While a senior at Chuo University, he shared a dorm with basketball player Kenichi Sako.
In 2019, Amada was arrested in Aomori City for violating city ordinances.
- 2009 HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion
- K-1 Beast 2004 in Shizuoka Champion
- 1996 All Japan Amateur Boxing Champion
- 1996 National Athletic Meet at Fukushima Amateur Boxing Champion
|46 Wins (23 KOs, 24 decisions), 27 Losses, 3 Draws, 1 NC|
|September 18, 2016||Win||46-27-3-1||Mauro Herrera||NJKF Titans Neo 20||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|December 19, 2015||Win||45-27-3-1||Yuki Kudo||MAT Vol. 1||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|November 29, 2015||Loss||44-27-3-1||Prince Ali||HEAT 36||TKO (Corner stoppage)||1||1:15|
|Fight was for the HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship.|
|August 1, 2015||Loss||44-26-3-1||KOICHI||BLADE 2||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|April 18, 2015||Loss||44-25-3-1||Chojin Nangoku||Shoot Boxing 2015 - Act 2||Submission (Front choke)||3||1:50|
|Fight was conducted under shoot boxing rules.|
|March 15, 2015||Win||44-24-3-1||Ikeda Tsuyohiroshi||Chakuriki 1||TKO (Punches)||2||1:41|
|January 31, 2015||Win||43-24-3-1||Mr. Kamikaze||BUUDEN in Ishigakijima||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|December 13, 2014||Loss||42-24-3-1||Zhang Chang||Samurai Conqueror: China Vs. Japan||Decision (Unanimous)||5||3:00|
|September 13, 2014||Loss||42-23-3-1||Akira Matsumoto||NJKF Titans Neo 16||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|April 24, 2014||Loss||42-22-3-1||Kengo Shimizu||RISE 99 ||KO (Right high kick)||3||1:47|
|Fight was for the RISE Heavyweight Championship.|
|January 25, 2014||Win||42-21-3-1||Raoumaru||RISE 97 ||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|November 17, 2013||Win||41-21-3-1||Mr. Kamikaze||Legend 4||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|September 13, 2013||NC||40-21-3-1||Raoumaru||RISE 95 ||No Contest||3||3:00|
|Originally a loss for Amada, overturned to a no-contest.|
|June 9, 2013||Win||40-21-3||Nojiri Kazuki||RISE 93||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|February 24, 2013||Win||39-21-3||Tsutomu Takahagi||Big Bang 12||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|December 2, 2012||Win||38-21-3||Tomohiko Hashimoto||Big Bang 11||KO||1||0:18|
|October 14, 2012||Loss||37-21-3||Makoto Uehara||K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 in Tokyo Final 16||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|September 2, 2012||Win||37-20-3||Alex Roberts||Big Bang 10||KO||2||1:07|
|July 14, 2012||Win||36-20-3||Masayoshi Kakutani||IGF Genome 21||KO||1||2:03|
|June 3, 2012||Win||35-20-3||Soichi Nishida||Big Bang 9||KO||1||1:24|
|April 8, 2012||Loss||34-20-3||Fabiano Aoki||HEAT 22||KO||2||1:39|
|Loses the HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship.|
|November 23, 2011||Loss||34-19-3||Singh Jaideep||RISE 85 Heavyweight Tournament 2011||TKO (Doctor stoppage)||2||2:59|
|September 2, 2011||Draw||34-18-3||Alex Roberts||NJKF Titans Neo X||Decision Draw||3||3:00|
|July 23, 2011||Win||34-18-2||Tsutomu Takahagi||RISE 80||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|March 13, 2011||Win||33-18-2||Tatsufumi Tomihira||HEAT 17||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Retains the HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship.|
|January 15, 2011||Win||32-18-2||Magnum Sakai||MAJKF Break 8||Ext R. Decision (Unanimous)||4||3:00|
|December 1, 2010||Loss||31-18-2||Koichi Watanabe||Fujiwara Festival 2010||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Fight was for the WPMF Japanese Heavyweight Championship.|
|July 18, 2010||Win||31-17-2||Bo Lam Moon||HEAT 14||TKO||1||1:43|
|Retains the HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship.|
|April 18, 2010||Win||30-17-2||Toshio Matsumoto||NJKF Titans Neo VII||KO (Left hook)||2||0:24|
|March 14, 2010||Win||29-17-2||Makato||HEAT 13||TKO (3 knockdowns)||2||2:08|
|September 26, 2009||Win||28-17-2||Emeka||HEAT 11||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|July 18, 2009||Win||27-17-2||Makoto Uehara||HEAT 10||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Wins the HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing tournament. |
Becomes the inaugural HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion.
|March 28, 2009||Win||26-17-2||Bo Lam Moon||HEAT 9||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Semifinal match in HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing tournament.|
|December 14, 2008||Win||25-17-2||Prince Ali||HEAT 8||TKO (Corner stoppage)||3||2:23|
|Quarterfinal match in HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing tournament.|
|September 16, 2008||Win||24-17-2||Gary Goodridge||Gladiator International Friendship Rally||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|March 9, 2008||Loss||23-17-2||Ruslan Karaev||NJKF Magnam 16||TKO (3 knockdowns/Right knee)||3||2:06|
|May 23, 2007||Loss||23-16-2||Paul Slowinski||K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Amsterdam||KO (Left low kick)||1||1:50|
|April 22, 2007||Win||23-15-2||Will Riva||NJKF Titans Neo I||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|March 4, 2007||Loss||22-15-2||Gokhan Saki||K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Yokohama||TKO (Corner stoppage)||2||3:00|
|July 30, 2006||Win||22-14-2||Freddy Kemayo||K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Sapporo||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|April 28, 2006||Draw||21-14-2||Kaoklai Kaennorsing||NJKF Titans 3rd||Decision Draw||3||3:00|
|May 14, 2005||Loss||21-14-1||Tatsufumi Tomihira||K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Hiroshima||Ext R. Decision (Split)||4||3:00|
|December 4, 2004||Loss||21-13-1||Jérôme Le Banner||K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 Final Reserve fight||KO (Left low kick)||2||1:03|
|September 25, 2004||Loss||21-12-1||Ray Sefo||K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 Final Elimination||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Fails to qualify for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 Final, but will be invited as a reservist.|
|June 26, 2004||Win||21-11-1||Nobu Hayashi||K-1 Beast 2004 in Shizuoka Finals||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Wins the K-1 Beast 2004 in Shizuoka championship.|
|June 26, 2004||Win||20-11-1||Tatsufumi Tomihira||K-1 Beast 2004 in Shizuoka Semifinals||TKO (2 knockdowns/Right hook)||3||0:58|
|June 26, 2004||Win||19-11-1||Noboru Uchida||K-1 Beast 2004 in Shizuoka Quarterfinals||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|March 14, 2004||Win||18-11-1||Eric Esch||K-1 Beast 2004 in Niigata||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|February 15, 2004||Win||17-11-1||Kimo Leopoldo||K-1 Burning 2004||TKO (3 knockdowns/Left hook)||2||2:06|
|December 31, 2003||Loss||16-11-1||Michael McDonald||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003||KO (Right high kick)||2||0:46|
|November 3, 2003||Win||16-10-1||Katsuyori Shibata||NJPW Yokohama Dead Out||KO (Knee strike)||2||2:08|
|September 21, 2003||Loss||15-10-1||Yusuke Fujimoto||K-1 Survival 2003 Japan Grand Prix Final Semifinals||Decision (Unanimous)||4||3:00|
|September 21, 2003||Win||15-9-1||Tsuyoshi Nakasako||K-1 Survival 2003 Japan Grand Prix Final Quarterfinals||Decision (Unanimous)||4||3:00|
|June 29, 2003||Win||14-9-1||Tsuyoshi||K-1 Beast II 2003||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|April 6, 2003||Win||13-9-1||Tom Erikson||K-1 Beast 2003||Ext. R. KO (Right hook)||4||1:14|
|September 22, 2002||Loss||12-9-1||Musashi||K-1 Andy Spirits Japan GP 2002 Final||Ext R. Decision (Unanimous)||4||3:00|
|April 21, 2002||Win||12-8-1||Takeru||K-1 Burning 2002||TKO (3 knockdowns)||1||1:52|
|March 3, 2002||Loss||11-8-1||Jérôme Le Banner||K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 in Nagoya||KO (Right hook)||1||1:42|
|January 21, 2002||Win||11-7-1||Rene Rooze||K-1 Rising 2002||KO (Punch)||1||3:00|
|June 16, 2001||Loss||10-7-1||Mark Hunt||K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Melbourne||KO (Right hook)||1||2:52|
|January 30, 2001||Loss||10-6-1||Mike Bernardo||K-1 Rising 2001||Ext. R. TKO (Corner stoppage)||4||1:32|
|November 1, 2000||Draw||10-5-1||Toru Oishi||K-1 J-MAX 2000||Draw||5||3:00|
|October 9, 2000||Loss||10-5||Mirko Cro Cop||K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Fukuoka Semifinals||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|October 9, 2000||Win||10-4||Tomasz Kucharzewski||K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Fukuoka Quarterfinals||KO (Right hook)||1||1:49|
|July 7, 2000||Loss||9-4||Musashi||K-1 Spirits 2000 Finals||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Fight was for the K-1 Spirits 2000 championship.|
|July 7, 2000||Win||9-3||Teng Jun||K-1 Spirits 2000 Semifinals||Decision||3||2:17|
|July 7, 2000||Win||8-3||Masashi Suzuki||K-1 Spirits 2000 Quarterfinals||TKO (Referee stoppage)||3||2:17|
|May 28, 2000||Win||7-3||Masaaki Miyomoto||K-1 Survival 2000||KO||1||1:51|
|Qualifying match for the K-1 Spirits 2000 tournament.|
|March 19, 2000||Loss||6-3||Mirko Cro Cop||K-1 Burning 2000||Ext. R. KO (Left hook)||4||2:51|
|January 25, 2000||Win||6-2||Nobu Hayashi||K-1 Rising 2000||TKO (Doctor stoppage)||3||0:50|
|October 2, 1999||Loss||5-2||Andy Hug||K-1 World Grand Prix '99 Opening Round||TKO (3 knockdowns/Right spinning back kick)||1||1:51|
|August 22, 1999||Loss||5-1||Musashi||K-1 Spirits '99 Finals||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Fight was for the K-1 Spirits '99 championship.|
|August 22, 1999||Win||5-0||Teng Jun||K-1 Spirits '99 Semifinals||Decision (Split)||3||3:00|
|August 22, 1999||Win||4-0||Ryo Takigawa||K-1 Spirits '99 Quarterfinals||TKO (2 knockdowns)||1||2:06|
|July 10, 1999||Win||3-0||Chris Ballard||King Of The Ring||TKO||1|
|June 6, 1999||Win||2-0||Simon Dore||K-1 Survival '99||TKO (Referee stoppage)||3||1:55|
|March 22, 1999||Win||1-0||John Wyatt||K-1 The Challenge '99||Decision (Unanimous)||5||3:00|
|1 Win (0 KOs), 0 Losses, 0 Draws|
|2010-08-25||Win||Sudo ShinTakashi||Boxfight - First Impact||Tokyo, Japan||KO||2||1:36||1-0|
|Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes|
Mixed martial arts record
|2 Wins (2 (T)KO's), 0 Losses|
|2013-02-23||Win||Shogun Okamoto||IGF 24||Tokyo, Japan||KO||3||0:17||2-0|
|2012-10-16||Win||Yusuke Kawaguchi||IGF 23||Tokyo, Japan||KO||2||1:42||1-0|
|Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes|
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- ^ 【LEGEND】西島、引退試合でボブ・サップを秒殺KO
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- ^ Japanese Kickboxing Scene: February Recap
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