Hiromi Amada

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Hiromi Amada
Born (1973-05-10) May 10, 1973 (age 46)
Gunma, Japan
Native name天田ヒロミ
NationalityJapan Japanese
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight105 kg (231 lb; 16.5 st)
DivisionSuper Heavyweight
StyleBoxing, Kickboxing
TeamTENKA 510
Years active17 (1999–2016)
Kickboxing record
Total77
Wins46
By knockout23
Losses27
By knockout14
Draws3
No contests1
Amateur record
Total102
Wins86
Losses16
last updated on: April 20, 2014
Hiromi Amada
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Amateur boxing
All Japan Championships
Gold medal – first place 1996 Light middleweight
National Athletic Meet
Gold medal – first place Fukushima 1996 Light middleweight

Hiromi Amada (Japanese: 天田 ヒロミ; born May 10, 1973) is a retired Japanese super heavyweight kickboxer and boxer from Gunma, Japan.[1] 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.[2] He is also the first-ever HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion and holds notable victories over Freddy Kemayo, Makoto Uehara, and Rene Rooze.

Early life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

K-1[edit]

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[edit]

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[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[6]

Titles[edit]

Kickboxing

Amateur boxing

  • 1996 All Japan Amateur Boxing Champion
  • 1996 National Athletic Meet at Fukushima Amateur Boxing Champion

Kickboxing record[edit]

46 Wins (23 KOs, 24 decisions), 27 Losses, 3 Draws, 1 NC
Date Result Record Opponent Event Method Round Time
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 Japan Yuki Kudo MAT Vol. 1 Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
November 29, 2015 Loss 44-27-3-1 Iran 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 Japan KOICHI BLADE 2 Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
April 18, 2015 Loss 44-25-3-1 Japan 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 Japan Ikeda Tsuyohiroshi Chakuriki 1 TKO (Punches) 2 1:41
January 31, 2015 Win 43-24-3-1 Japan Mr. Kamikaze BUUDEN in Ishigakijima Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
December 13, 2014 Loss 42-24-3-1 China Zhang Chang Samurai Conqueror: China Vs. Japan Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
September 13, 2014 Loss 42-23-3-1 Japan Akira Matsumoto NJKF Titans Neo 16 Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
April 24, 2014 Loss 42-22-3-1 Japan Kengo Shimizu RISE 99 [7] KO (Right high kick) 3 1:47
Fight was for the RISE Heavyweight Championship.
January 25, 2014 Win 42-21-3-1 Japan Raoumaru RISE 97 [8] Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
November 17, 2013 Win 41-21-3-1 Japan Mr. Kamikaze Legend 4[9] Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
September 13, 2013 NC 40-21-3-1 Japan Raoumaru RISE 95 [10][11] No Contest 3 3:00
Originally a loss for Amada, overturned to a no-contest.
June 9, 2013 Win 40-21-3 Japan Nojiri Kazuki RISE 93 Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
February 24, 2013 Win 39-21-3 Japan Tsutomu Takahagi Big Bang 12[12][13] Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
December 2, 2012 Win 38-21-3 Japan Tomohiko Hashimoto Big Bang 11[14] KO 1 0:18
October 14, 2012 Loss 37-21-3 Japan Makoto Uehara K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 in Tokyo Final 16[15][16] Decision (Unanimous)[17] 3 3:00
September 2, 2012 Win 37-20-3 United States Alex Roberts Big Bang 10 KO 2 1:07
July 14, 2012 Win 36-20-3 Japan Masayoshi Kakutani IGF Genome 21 KO 1 2:03
June 3, 2012 Win 35-20-3 Japan Soichi Nishida Big Bang 9 KO 1 1:24
April 8, 2012 Loss 34-20-3 Brazil Fabiano Aoki HEAT 22 KO 2 1:39
Loses the HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship.
November 23, 2011 Loss 34-19-3 India Singh Jaideep RISE 85 Heavyweight Tournament 2011 TKO (Doctor stoppage) 2 2:59
September 2, 2011 Draw 34-18-3 United States Alex Roberts NJKF Titans Neo X Decision Draw 3 3:00
July 23, 2011 Win 34-18-2 Japan Tsutomu Takahagi RISE 80 Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
March 13, 2011 Win 33-18-2 Japan Tatsufumi Tomihira HEAT 17 Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Retains the HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship.
January 15, 2011 Win 32-18-2 Japan Magnum Sakai MAJKF Break 8 Ext R. Decision (Unanimous) 4 3:00
December 1, 2010 Loss 31-18-2 Japan 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 Korea Bo Lam Moon HEAT 14 TKO 1 1:43
Retains the HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship.
April 18, 2010 Win 30-17-2 Japan Toshio Matsumoto NJKF Titans Neo VII KO (Left hook) 2 0:24
March 14, 2010 Win 29-17-2 Japan Makato HEAT 13 TKO (3 knockdowns) 2 2:08
September 26, 2009 Win 28-17-2 Nigeria Emeka HEAT 11 Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
July 18, 2009 Win 27-17-2 Japan Makoto Uehara HEAT 10 Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Wins the HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing tournament.
Becomes first-ever HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion.
March 28, 2009 Win 26-17-2 Korea Bo Lam Moon HEAT 9 Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Semifinal match in HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing tournament.
December 14, 2008 Win 25-17-2 Iran Prince Ali HEAT 8 TKO (Corner stoppage) 3 2:23
Quarterfinal match in HEAT Heavyweight Kickboxing tournament.
September 16, 2008 Win 24-17-2 Canada Gary Goodridge Gladiator International Friendship Rally Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
March 9, 2008 Loss 23-17-2 Russia Ruslan Karaev NJKF Magnam 16 TKO (3 knockdowns/Right knee) 3 2:06
May 23, 2007 Loss 23-16-2 Australia Paul Slowinski K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Amsterdam KO (Left low kick) 1 1:50
April 22, 2007 Win 23-15-2 United Kingdom Will Riva NJKF Titans Neo I Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
March 4, 2007 Loss 22-15-2 Turkey Gokhan Saki K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Yokohama TKO (Corner stoppage) 2 3:00
July 30, 2006 Win 22-14-2 France Freddy Kemayo K-1 World Grand Prix 2006 in Sapporo Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
April 28, 2006 Draw 21-14-2 Thailand Kaoklai Kaennorsing NJKF Titans 3rd Decision Draw 3 3:00
May 14, 2005 Loss 21-14-1 Japan Tatsufumi Tomihira K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Hiroshima Ext R. Decision (Split) 4 3:00
December 4, 2004 Loss 21-13-1 France 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 New Zealand 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 Japan 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 Japan Tatsufumi Tomihira K-1 Beast 2004 in Shizuoka Semifinals TKO (2 knockdowns/Right hook) 3 0:58
June 26, 2004 Win 19-11-1 Japan Noboru Uchida K-1 Beast 2004 in Shizuoka Quarterfinals Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
March 14, 2004 Win 18-11-1 United States Eric Esch K-1 Beast 2004 in Niigata Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
February 15, 2004 Win 17-11-1 United States Kimo Leopoldo K-1 Burning 2004 TKO (3 knockdowns/Left hook) 2 2:06
December 31, 2003 Loss 16-11-1 Canada Michael McDonald Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 KO (Right high kick) 2 0:46
November 3, 2003 Win 16-10-1 Japan Katsuyori Shibata NJPW Yokohama Dead Out KO (Knee strike) 2 2:08
September 21, 2003 Loss 15-10-1 Japan Yusuke Fujimoto K-1 Survival 2003 Japan Grand Prix Final Semifinals Decision (Unanimous) 4 3:00
September 21, 2003 Win 15-9-1 Japan Tsuyoshi Nakasako K-1 Survival 2003 Japan Grand Prix Final Quarterfinals Decision (Unanimous) 4 3:00
June 29, 2003 Win 14-9-1 Japan Tsuyoshi K-1 Beast II 2003 Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
April 6, 2003 Win 13-9-1 United States Tom Erikson K-1 Beast 2003 Ext. R. KO (Right hook) 4 1:14
September 22, 2002 Loss 12-9-1 Japan Musashi K-1 Andy Spirits Japan GP 2002 Final Ext R. Decision (Unanimous) 4 3:00
April 21, 2002 Win 12-8-1 Japan Takeru K-1 Burning 2002 TKO (3 knockdowns) 1 1:52
March 3, 2002 Loss 11-8-1 France Jérôme Le Banner K-1 World Grand Prix 2002 in Nagoya KO (Right hook) 1 1:42
January 21, 2002 Win 11-7-1 Netherlands Rene Rooze K-1 Rising 2002 KO (Punch) 1 3:00
June 16, 2001 Loss 10-7-1 New Zealand Mark Hunt K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 in Melbourne KO (Right hook) 1 2:52
January 30, 2001 Loss 10-6-1 South Africa Mike Bernardo K-1 Rising 2001 Ext. R. TKO (Corner stoppage) 4 1:32
November 1, 2000 Draw 10-5-1 Japan Toru Oishi K-1 J-MAX 2000 Draw 5 3:00
October 9, 2000 Loss 10-5 Croatia Mirko Cro Cop K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Fukuoka Semifinals Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
October 9, 2000 Win 10-4 Canada Tomasz Kucharzewski K-1 World Grand Prix 2000 in Fukuoka Quarterfinals KO (Right hook) 1 1:49
July 7, 2000 Loss 9-4 Japan 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 China Teng Jun K-1 Spirits 2000 Semifinals Decision 3 2:17
July 7, 2000 Win 8-3 Japan Masashi Suzuki K-1 Spirits 2000 Quarterfinals TKO (Referee stoppage) 3 2:17
May 28, 2000 Win 7-3 Japan 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 Croatia Mirko Cro Cop K-1 Burning 2000 Ext. R. KO (Left hook) 4 2:51
January 25, 2000 Win 6-2 Japan Nobu Hayashi K-1 Rising 2000 TKO (Doctor stoppage) 3 0:50
October 2, 1999 Loss 5-2 Switzerland 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 Japan 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 China Teng Jun K-1 Spirits '99 Semifinals Decision (Split) 3 3:00
August 22, 1999 Win 4-0 Japan Ryo Takigawa K-1 Spirits '99 Quarterfinals TKO (2 knockdowns) 1 2:06
July 10, 1999 Win 3-0 England Chris Ballard King Of The Ring TKO 1
June 6, 1999 Win 2-0 England Simon Dore K-1 Survival '99 TKO (Referee stoppage) 3 1:55
March 22, 1999 Win 1-0 England John Wyatt K-1 The Challenge '99 Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00

Boxing record[edit]

Boxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional MMA record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "K-1 fighter records". K-1.co.jp.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ K-1 Profile
  3. ^ "K-1の天田ヒロミを書類送検". Nikkan Sport News. Nikkan Sotsupo Shimbun. November 20, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  4. ^ "Schilt, Aerts & Slowinski Shine in Amsterdam". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on August 23, 2007. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  5. ^ "【ライズ】極真・清水が大逆転のハイキックで王座防衛". eFight. eFight. April 29, 2014. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "客引き容疑で元格闘家「天田ヒロミ」逮捕". To-O Nippo. To-O Nippo Press Co., Ltd. June 1, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  7. ^ 【ライズ】極真・清水が大逆転のハイキックで王座防衛(in Japanese)
  8. ^ 【ライズ】小宮山が無敗の挑戦者を激戦の末に破る(in Japanese)
  9. ^ 【LEGEND】西島、引退試合でボブ・サップを秒殺KO
  10. ^ 9/13 RISE95『羅王丸vs天田ヒロミ戦』に関しまして(in Japanese)
  11. ^ 一刀、小宮山工介との王者対決制す。神村エリカが王者に:9.13 後楽園
  12. ^ 城戸康裕、阿佐美ザウルスに判定勝ち:2.24 有明
  13. ^ Japanese Kickboxing Scene: February Recap
  14. ^ Big Bang 11 Results: Akimoto Stays Undefeated
  15. ^ K-1 Final 16 Matches Unveiled
  16. ^ K-1 WGP Final 16, Finalized Fight Card For This Sunday, October 14
  17. ^ K-1 World Grand Prix Final 16 Live Results

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