Ken Shiro

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Ken Shiro
Statistics
Real name 寺地拳四朗
Weight(s) Light flyweight
Height 5 ft. 4½ in.
Reach 164 cm (65 in)
Nationality Japanese
Born (1992-01-06) January 6, 1992 (age 26)
Kyoto, Japan
Stance orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 13
Wins 13
Wins by KO 7
Losses 0

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[edit]

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.[1] Shiro came in second at the 2013 Japanese national championships in the light flyweight division, losing in the final to Tosho Kashiwazaki.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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[edit]

On May 2017, Shiro faced WBC light flyweight world champion Ganigan López on his 10th professional fight.[3] Shiro beat López by majority decision (115-113, 115-113, 114-114) in a closely contested fight.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
13 fights 13 wins 0 losses
By knockout 7 0
By decision 6 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
14 N/A N/A Philippines Milan Melindo N/A - (12) Oct 7, 2018 Japan Yokohama Arena, Kanagawa, Japan Defending WBC light-flyweight title
13 Win 13–0 Mexico Ganigan López TKO 2 (12) May 25, 2018 Japan Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBC light-flyweight title
12 Win 12–0 Panama Gilberto Pedroza TKO 4 (12), 1:12 30 Dec 2017 Japan Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama, Japan Retained WBC light-flyweight title
11 Win 11–0 Mexico Pedro Guevara MD 12 22 Oct 2017 Japan Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBC light-flyweight title
10 Win 10–0 Mexico Ganigan López MD 12 20 May 2017 Japan Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan Won WBC light-flyweight title
9 Win 9–0 Philippines Lester Abutan TKO 3 (12), 1:57 8 Dec 2016 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF light-flyweight title
8 Win 8–0 Japan Toshimasa Ouchi UD 12 7 Aug 2016 Japan Edion Arena, Osaka, Japan Retained Japanese light-flyweight title
Won vacant OPBF light-flyweight title
7 Win 7–0 Japan Atsushi Kakutani TKO 1 (10), 2:53 14 Apr 2016 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained Japanese light-flyweight title
6 Win 6–0 Japan Kenichi Horikawa UD 10 27 Dec 2015 Japan Oyamazakicho Gym, Kyoto, Japan Won Japanese light-flyweight title
5 Win 5–0 Philippines Rolly Sumalpong UD 10 12 Oct 2015 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Won vacant WBC Youth light-flyweight title
4 Win 4–0 Japan Takashi Omae TKO 4 (8), 0:59 10 Aug 2015 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
3 Win 3–0 Japan Katsunori Nagamine TKO 7 (8), 1:40 26 Mar 2015 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
2 Win 2–0 Thailand Phunwanai Wor Surapol TKO 2 (8), 1:01 19 Oct 2014 Japan KBS Hall, Kyoto, Japan
1 Win 1–0 Indonesia Heri Amol UD 6 3 Aug 2014 Japan IMP Hall, Osaka, Japan

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Achievements
Preceded by
Ganigan López
WBC light flyweight champion
May 20, 2017 - present
Incumbent