Fujimoto during a match with Solomon Haumono in 2012
June 23, 1986
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||102 kg (225 lb; 16 st 1 lb)|
|Fighting out of||Machida, Tokyo, Japan|
|Professional boxing record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
last updated on: January 28, 2017
Kyotaro (京太郎 [kʲoːtaɾoː] Kyōtarō, born 23 June 1986) is a Japanese professional boxer and former kickboxer. He is the former K-1 Heavyweight Champion and successfully defended the title against kickboxing legend Peter Aerts at K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Yokohama. He was also the K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Fukuoka tournament finalist and K-1 Young Japan GP 2007 champion.
Kyotaro moved to Tokyo and joined Dragon Dojo established by Kensaku Maeda. He debuted on May 17, 2006 against Junichi Hanada.
Kyotaro entered the world of K-1 when he fought and won the K-1 Tryout 2007 Survival tournament in Tokyo by defeating Tatsunori Momose in the semi-final and Takumi Sato in the final, all by decision. This tournament was designed to showcase new talent. He then fought Kyoung Suk Kim during the opening fights at K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Seoul Final 16 defeating Kim by 2nd Round Knockout. He further proved himself as a top K-1 contender by defeating the K-1 World Grand Prix 2004 in Las Vegas II and the K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Hawaii tournament champion Mighty Mo at K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Yokohama. Kyotaro was then invited to fight in the K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka in which he became the runner up losing to Brazilian Karateka Ewerton Teixeira.
On March 28, 2009, Kyotaro won the K-1 Heavyweight (-100 kg) Title tournament by knocking out Melvin Manhoef in semifinals and beating Gokhan Saki in finals by extra round majority decision. Kyotaro became the second fighter after Badr Hari to win the title in K-1 Light Heavyweight division.
Kyotaro defended his title against 3 time K-1 Grand Prix Champion Peter Aerts at K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Yokohama. Kyotaro knocked Aerts down twice at the end of the 1st Round and then knocked him out with his right hook in the 2nd Round.
At the K-1 Final 16 Kyotaro defeated another legend in Jerome Le Banner. Kyotaro withstood the Frenchman's early power to give him a severe beating in the 3rd round to earn a draw. Le Banner was angry at the decision and walked out of the ring, giving Kyotaro the win by DQ.
He then chose to fight the DREAM (MMA) Light-heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi. He was knocked down in the second round and again lost by unanimous decision.
Kyotaro debuted as a pro boxer on December 31, 2011 when he took a unanimous decision win over Michael O'Donnell in Osaka, Japan. In September 2012, he defeated Chauncy Welliver by unanimous decision, who at the time was ranked #15 in the world by the WBC. Kyotaro took Welliver's place in the WBC top 15 as a result of this win. Kyotaro lost his next fight against Solomon Haumono via TKO in the 5th round. The fight was held at Bodymaker Colosseum in Osaka on December 31, 2012. Kyotaro won his first major regional title against Willie Nasio for the vacant WBC - OPBF heavyweight title in 2017.
- 18th All Japan Shin-Karate Championships(K-2 GRAND PRIX) Heavyweight(+75 kg) tournament winner (May 3, 2007)
- 2009-2011 K-1 Heavyweight (-100 kg) Champion (1 def.)
- 2009 K-1 Heavyweight (-100 kg) Tournament Champion
- 2008 K-1 Japan GP in Fukuoka Runner-up
- 2007 K-1 Tryouts Young Japan GP champion
- Japanese heavyweight title (224½Ibs)
- WBC - OPBF heavyweight title (227¼Ibs)
- WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title (228½Ibs)
- 18th All Japan Shin-Karate Championship Gaora Award
- Kyōtarō Ranger (狂太郎レンジャー / May 2006 - August 2007)
- Kyōtarō Ranger (強太郎レンジャー / August 2007 - January 2008)
- Maeda Keijirō (前田 慶次郎 / January 2008 - August 2009) a.k.a. Keijiro Maeda
- Kyōtarō (京太郎 / August 2009–Present)
|Professional kickboxing record|
|18 Wins (9 (T) KO's, 8 decisions, 1 dq), 5 Losses|
|2010-12-31||Loss||Gegard Mousasi||Dynamite!! 2010||Saitama, Japan||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00||18-5|
|2010-12-11||Loss||Semmy Schilt||K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final||Tokyo, Japan||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00||18-4|
|2010-10-02||Win||Jérôme Le Banner||K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Seoul Final 16||Seoul, South Korea||Forfeit||4||0:00||18-3|
|2010-04-03||Win||Peter Aerts||K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Yokohama||Yokohama, Japan||KO (Right hook)||2||1:56||17-3|
|Fight for K-1 Heavyweight (-100kg) title.|
|2009-12-05||Loss||Tyrone Spong||K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final||Yokohama, Japan||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00||16-3|
|2009-09-26||Loss||Ruslan Karaev||K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final 16||Seoul, Republic of Korea||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00||16-2|
|2009-08-11||Win||Jan Soukup||K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Tokyo Final 16 Qualifying GP||Tokyo, Japan||KO (Right hook)||3||1:20||16-1|
|2009-03-28||Win||Gökhan Saki||K-1 World GP 2009 in Yokohama||Yokohama, Japan||Ext R. Decision (Majority)||4||3:00||15-1|
|Wins K-1 Heavyweight (-100kg) title.|
|2009-03-28||Win||Melvin Manhoef||K-1 World GP 2009 in Yokohama||Yokohama, Japan||KO (Right hook)||1||2:02||14-1|
|2008-09-27||Win||Min Ho Song||K-1 World GP 2008 Final 16||Seoul, Korea||KO (Punches)||3||1:43||13-1|
|2008-06-29||Loss||Ewerton Teixeira||K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka Final||Fukuoka, Japan||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00||12-1|
|Fight was for K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka title.|
|2008-06-29||Win||Takumi Sato||K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka||Fukuoka, Japan Semi-final||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00||12-0|
|2008-06-29||Win||Musashi||K-1 World GP 2008 in Fukuoka Quarter-final||Fukuoka, Japan||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00||11-0|
|2008-04-13||Win||Mighty Mo||K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Yokohama||Yokohama, Japan||Decision (Ext.R.)||4||3:00||10-0|
|2007-12-22||Win||Tsuyoshi Nakasako||AJKF "Enter the Dragon The 1st"||Japan||KO||2||2:07||9-0|
|2007-09-29||Win||Kyoung Suk Kim||K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Seoul Final 16||Seoul, Korea||KO||2||2:14||8-0|
|2007-08-16||Win||Takumi Sato||K-1 Tryout 2007 Survival K-1 Young Japan GP Final||Tokyo, Japan||Ext.R Decision (Unanimous)||4||3:00||7-0|
|Wins K-1 Tryout 2007 Survival title.|
|2007-08-16||Win||Tatsunori Momose||K-1 Tryout 2007 Survival K-1 Young Japan GP Semi-final||Tokyo, Japan||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00||6-0|
|2007-06-03||Win||Ryo Takigawa||J-Network "Team Dragon Quest 1"||Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan||Decision(unanimous)||3||3:00||5-0|
|2007-01-12||Win||Tank Sugimura||MAJKF "Shidokan Spring New Year Event Breakdown-1"||Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan||KO(Punches)||2||1:42||4-0|
|2006-11-05||Win||Turbo Weerasakreck||M-1 "M-1 Fairtex Shingha Beer Muay Thai Challenge
-Thai King's Enthronement 60th Anniversary Cup 2006-"
|Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan||TKO(Right low kick)||4||2:13||3-0|
|2006-09-01||Win||Toshi Saenchai Gym||J-Network "Mach! Go! Go! '06 -Flyweight Strongest Decision Tournament 1st Match-||Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan||Decision(unanimous)||3||3:00||2-0|
|2006-05-17||Win||Junichi Hanada||J-Network "Go! Go! J-Net '06 -Invading the Dragon-||Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan||KO||2||1:16||1-0|
|Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes|
|Amateur kickboxing record|
|2007-05-03||Win||Jun'ichi Kikuchi||18th K-2 GRAND PRIX Heavyweight tournament Final||Adachi, Tokyo, Japan||Ippon (Awasete)||1|
|Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes|
|Professional record summary|
|20 fights||19 wins||1 loss|
|20||Win||19–1||Aaron Russell||TKO||7 (12)||May 7, 2018||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Retained OPBF Heavyweight title.|
Retained WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight title.
|19||Win||18–1||Randall Rayment||KO||5 (12)||Nov 4, 2017||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Retained OPBF Heavyweight title.|
Retained WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight title.
|18||Win||17–1||Herman Ene Purcell||TKO||9 (12)||May 9, 2017||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Retained OPBF Heavyweight title.|
Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight title.
|17||Win||16–1||Willie Nasio||UD||12||Jan 14, 2017||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Won vacant OPBF Heavyweight title.|
|16||Win||15–1||Adam Lovelock||TKO||2 (8) 2:13||Aug 2, 2016||Shinjuku FACE, Tokyo, Japan|
|15||Win||14–1||Nathan McKay||UD||8||Aug 2, 2016||Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan|
|14||Win||13–1||David Torres Garcia||KO||3 (8) 1:05||Oct 21, 2015||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|13||Win||12–1||Nobuhiro Ishida||UD||10||Apr 30, 2015||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Retained Japanese heavyweight title.|
|12||Win||11–1||David Radeff||UD||8||Dec 18, 2014||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|11||Win||10–1||Kotatsu Takehara||TKO||5 (10) 0:44||Sep 10, 2014||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Retained Japanese heavyweight title.|
|10||Win||9–1||Nobuhiro Ishida||UD||8||Apr 30, 2014||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|9||Win||8–1||Kotatsu Takehara||UD||8||Nov 25, 2013||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|8||Win||7–1||Okello Peter||TKO||6 (10) 2:59||Jul 23, 2013||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Won vacant Japanese heavyweight title|
|7||Win||6–1||Fabrice Aurieng||TKO||7 (8) 1:11||Apr 17, 2013||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|6||Loss||5–1||Solomon Haumono||TKO||5 (12) 0:57||Dec 31, 2012||Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Japan||For vacant OPBF Heavyweight title.|
|5||Win||5–0||Chauncy Welliver||UD||10||Sep 19, 2012||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|4||Win||4–0||Clarence Tillman||KO||3 (8) 0:47||Jun 20, 2012||Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan|
|3||Win||3–0||Afa Tatupu||TKO||2 (6) 0:47||May 17, 2012||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|2||Win||2–0||Jae-Chan Kim||TKO||2 (6) 1:03||Mar 6, 2012||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|1||Win||1–0||Michael O'Donnell||UD||6 (6)||Dec 31, 2011||Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kyotaro Fujimoto.|
- Monty DiPietro. "Teixeira takes K-1 Japan GP; Schilt and Hari Also Win in Fukuoka". k-1.co.jp. Archived from the original on 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
- "Maeda Takes K-1 Heavyweight Belt; Bonjasky Beats Overeem". K-1 Grand Prix Website. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
- Kyotaro Relinquishes K-1 Heavyweight Championship to Move Into Boxing
- "Shinkarate" 17 years old boys win at two weight divisions! Fighters from Dragon Dojo(Team Dragon) win at two weight divisions 【新空手】17歳が二階級で優勝！龍道場（チームドラゴン）は二階級制覇