|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Reach||163 cm (64 in)|
|Born||January 6, 1992|
|Wins by KO||8|
Kenshiro Teraji (寺地拳四朗 Teraji Kenshiro, born 6 January 1992), known professionally by his ring name Ken Shiro, is a Japanese professional boxer who has held the WBC light flyweight title since May 2017, and held the OPBF light flyweight title in 2016.
Background and amateur career
Shiro's father is Hisashi Teraji, a boxer who won the OPBF light heavyweight title. Hisashi's sole professional loss came against future world champion Shinji Takehara. He retired in 2000, at the age of 36. Shiro followed in his father's footsteps and accrued a 58-16 amateur record between 2007 and 2014. Shiro came in second at the 2013 Japanese national championships in the light flyweight division, losing in the final to Tosho Kashiwazaki.
Shiro made his professional debut on August 2014, winning a six-round unanimous decision (60-53, 60-53, 59-54) against Heri Amol. Amol went down in round 4, after a right hand to the body. Shiro won his first belt in October 2015, beating Rolly Sumalpong for the WBC Youth light flyweight title by unanimous decision (97-91, 96-92, 96-92). During round 1, Shiro was dropped for the first time in his career but he adjusted and did enough to get the win. On his next fight, Shiro went on to claim the Japanese national light flyweight title, beating Kenichi Horikawa with a unanimous decision (98-93, 98-93, 97-93). On August 2016, Shiro claimed the OPBF title with another unanimous decision win (119-108, 119-109, 117-111) over Toshimasa Ouchi. The bout was Shiro's first 12-round fight.
WBC light flyweight champion
On May 2017, Shiro faced WBC light flyweight world champion Ganigan López on his 10th professional fight. Shiro beat López by majority decision (115-113, 115-113, 114-114) in a closely contested fight.
On September 2017, it was announced that Shiro's first defense would be against former world champion Pedro Guevara at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan. Guevara had previously fought twice in Japan, having unseated Akira Yaegashi to claim the WBC title, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, and then losing his title to Yu Kimura in Sendai in a controversial split decision. The fight between Guevara and Shiro was set for 22 October 2017. Guevara started strongly but as the fight went on he started to slow down due to body shots, with Shiro rallying in the second half of the fight and winning another narrow majority decision (115-113, 115-113, 114-114). After the fight, Shiro called out Ganigan López for a rematch.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|15 fights||15 wins||0 losses|
|15||Win||15–0||Saúl Juárez||UD||12||Dec 30, 2018||Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan||Retained WBC light-flyweight title|
|14||Win||14–0||Milan Melindo||TKO||7 (12), 2:47||Oct 7, 2018||Yokohama Arena, Kanagawa, Japan||Retained WBC light-flyweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||Ganigan López||TKO||2 (12), 1:58||May 25, 2018||Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan||Retained WBC light-flyweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||Gilberto Pedroza||TKO||4 (12), 1:12||30 Dec 2017||Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama, Japan||Retained WBC light-flyweight title|
|11||Win||11–0||Pedro Guevara||MD||12||22 Oct 2017||Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan||Retained WBC light-flyweight title|
|10||Win||10–0||Ganigan López||MD||12||20 May 2017||Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan||Won WBC light-flyweight title|
|9||Win||9–0||Lester Abutan||TKO||3 (12), 1:57||8 Dec 2016||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Retained OPBF light-flyweight title|
|8||Win||8–0||Toshimasa Ouchi||UD||12||7 Aug 2016||Edion Arena, Osaka, Japan||Retained Japanese light-flyweight title|
Won vacant OPBF light-flyweight title
|7||Win||7–0||Atsushi Kakutani||TKO||1 (10), 2:53||14 Apr 2016||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Retained Japanese light-flyweight title|
|6||Win||6–0||Kenichi Horikawa||UD||10||27 Dec 2015||Oyamazakicho Gym, Kyoto, Japan||Won Japanese light-flyweight title|
|5||Win||5–0||Rolly Sumalpong||UD||10||12 Oct 2015||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Won vacant WBC Youth light-flyweight title|
|4||Win||4–0||Takashi Omae||TKO||4 (8), 0:59||10 Aug 2015||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|3||Win||3–0||Katsunori Nagamine||TKO||7 (8), 1:40||26 Mar 2015||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|2||Win||2–0||Phunwanai Wor Surapol||TKO||2 (8), 1:01||19 Oct 2014||KBS Hall, Kyoto, Japan|
|1||Win||1–0||Heri Amol||UD||6||3 Aug 2014||IMP Hall, Osaka, Japan|
- "Ryota Murata robbed as fellow Japanese standouts take home wins". Badlefthook.
| WBC light flyweight champion
May 20, 2017 - present