Junichi Sawayashiki

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Junichi Sawayashiki
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BornJunichi Sawayashiki
(1984-09-13) September 13, 1984 (age 34)
Tokyo, Japan
Native name澤屋敷純一
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight101.5 kg (224 lb; 15.98 st)
StyleJudo, kickboxing
TeamTeam Dragon
Years active2004–2009
Kickboxing record
By knockout10
By knockout5

Junichi Sawayashiki (澤屋敷 純一, Sawayashiki Jun'ichi, born September 13, 1984) is a Japanese heavyweight kickboxer from Tokyo, currently competing in K-1.[1]


Sawayashiki, at only 19 years old, turned pro in 2004 and started fighting for R.I.S.E. kickboxing promotion in Japan. He made his K-1 debut on December 2, 2006 at the K-1 WGP 2006 Final undercard, against Mitsugu Noda, winning the fight by split decision.[2]

On his next fight in Yokohama he stunned the K-1 world by a convincing victory over French kickboxing legend Jerome Le Banner.[2]

After three consecutive wins at Yokohama, Hawaii and Amsterdam Sawayashiki earned himself a wildcard entry to the K-1 Final Elimination against the K-1 Asia winner Yusuke Fujimoto. After having his nose broken in the first round, Sawayashiki fought on and knocked down Fujimoto three times in the third round before referee stopped the fight.

His next fight was at the K-1 World GP 2007 Final against 3-Time World Champion, Peter Aerts. He suffered his first K-1 loss by first round Knockout after taking a tremendous right punch to the face. Sawayashiki's career went downhill from there, losing 4 more straight fights in a row, 3 KO losses to Musashi, Catalin Morosanu and Glaube Feitosa plus a punishing three round fight against Jerome Lebanner in the 2008 Final 16. Many now consider Sawayashiki's career short lived and likely over.[2]


  • 2006 3rd J-NETWORK Heavyweight champion (May 17, 2006 - June 18, 2007)

Kickboxing record[edit]

15 Wins (10 (T)KO's, 5 decisions), 8 Losses
Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
03/28/2009 Loss Brazil Glaube Feitosa K-1 World GP 2009 in Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan KO (Left Straight Punch) 2 0:48
09/27/2008 Loss France Jérôme Le Banner K-1 World GP 2008 Final 16, Seoul, Korea Decision 3 3:00
07/13/2008 Loss Romania Cătălin Moroșanu K-1 World GP 2008 in Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan KO (Left hook) 1 2:04
04/13/2008 Loss Japan Musashi K-1 World GP 2008 in Yokohama, Japan KO (Left straight punch) 2 2:16
12/08/2007 Loss Netherlands Peter Aerts K-1 World GP 2007 Final, Japan KO (Right Cross) 1 1:29
09/29/2007 Win Japan Yusuke Fujimoto K-1 World GP 2007 Final Elimination, Korea TKO (Referee stoppage) 2 1:38
06/23/2007 Win France Nicolas Vermont K-1 World GP 2007 in Amsterdam, Netherlands TKO (Referee stoppage) 2 1:05
04/28/2007 Win South Korea Randy Kim K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Hawaii, USA KO (Punches) 2 2:52
03/04/2007 Win France Jérôme Le Banner K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Yokohama, Japan Unanimous Decision 3 3:00
12/02/2006 Win Japan Mitsugu Noda K-1 World GP 2006 Final, Japan Split Decision 3 3:00
07/30/2006 Win Japan Tatsunori Momose R.I.S.E. XXVIII, Japan KO 2 2:46
05/17/2006 Win Japan Nobutaka Baba GO! GO! J-NET '06 ~Invading the DRAGON~, Japan TKO (Doctor stoppage) 3 0:31
03/26/2006 Loss Japan Yuki R.I.S.E. G-Bazooka Tournament '06, Japan KO 1 1:21
01/29/2006 Win Japan Koji Ina R.I.S.E. XXII, Japan Unanimous Decision 3 3:00
11/27/2005 Win Japan Yasunari Hasegawa R.I.S.E. XX, Japan KO 2 1:26
09/21/2005 Win Japan Takehiro Ikeda GO! GO! J-NET '05 ~Sky High~, Japan KO 1 1:47
08/28/2005 Win Japan Atsushi Sato R.I.S.E. XVIII, Japan TKO 1 2:27
06/19/2005 Loss Brazil Fabiano Aoki R.I.S.E. G-Bazooka Tournament '05, Japan Unanimous Decision 3 3:00
01/30/2005 Win Japan Masanobu Yamanaka R.I.S.E. XII, Japan KO 3 1:56
10/31/2004 Loss United Kingdom Will Riva R.I.S.E. X, Japan Unanimous Decision 3 3:00
07/04/2004 Win Japan Ikeda R.I.S.E. The Low of The Ring, Japan Unanimous Decision 2 3:00
04/29/2004 Win Japan Mitsunori Tanimura R.I.S.E. VII, Japan Majority Decision 3 3:00
02/11/2004 Win Japan Ray Okamoto R.I.S.E. VI, Japan KO 3 1:08

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Di Pietro, Monty. "K-1 World GP - Press Conference". www.k-1.co.jp. Retrieved 2007-11-30.
  2. ^ a b c Di Pietro, Monty. "In with the Old and the New at the K-1 Final Elimination". www.k-1.co.jp. Archived from the original on 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2007-11-30.

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