|Height||5 ft 5 in (165 cm)|
|Reach||66+1⁄2 in (169 cm)|
|Born||November 24, 1988|
Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan
|Wins by KO||12|
WBO Asia Pacific Title
on Nov 23, 2016, Kimura defeated Masahiro Sakamoto to win the WBO Asia Pacific flyweight title.
WBO World Title
On July 28, 2017, Sho Kimura defeated Zou Shiming by 11th-round knockout to win the title in Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China. Kimura entered the fight ranked number 7 by the WBO. He entered the fight as a 10-1 underdog. The fight was promoted by Zou with an entirely new training and management team.
Professional boxing record
|26 fights||19 wins||3 losses|
|26||Draw||19–3–4||Wulan Tuolehazi||MD||10||25 Jan 2023||Spaceplus Bangkok RCA, Bangkok, Thailand||For WBA International flyweight title|
|25||Draw||19–3–3||Ryu Horikawa||MD||8||9 May 2022||Korakuen Hall, Japan|
|24||Win||19–3–2||Merlito Sabillo||TKO||2 (10), 2:16||15 Feb 2020||Manila Arena, Manila, Philippines|
|23||Loss||18–3–2||Carlos Cañizales||UD||12||26 May 2019||Sports Center Gymnasium, Fuzhou, China||For WBA (Regular) light flyweight title|
|22||Win||18–2–2||Wicha Phulaikhao||KO||3 (10), 3:00||30 Mar 2019||PuTuo Stadium, Shanghai, China||Won vacant OPBF Silver flyweight title|
|21||Loss||17–2–2||Kosei Tanaka||MD||12||24 Sep 2018||Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Nagoya, Japan||Lost WBO flyweight title|
|20||Win||17–1–2||Froilan Saludar||KO||6 (12), 0:54||27 Jul 2018||Guosen Gymnasium, Qingdao, China||Retained WBO flyweight title|
|19||Win||16–1–2||Toshiyuki Igarashi||TKO||9 (12), 2:34||31 Dec 2017||Ota City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan||Retained WBO flyweight title|
|18||Win||15–1–2||Zou Shiming||TKO||11 (12), 2:28||28 Jul 2017||Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China||Won WBO flyweight title|
|17||Win||14–1–2||Wisitsak Saiwaew||KO||2 (8), 2:11||13 May 2017||Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, SAR|
|16||Win||13–1–2||Masahiro Sakamoto||MD||12||23 Nov 2016||Sumiyoshi SportsCenter, Osaka, Japan||Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific flyweight title|
|15||Win||12–1–2||Thiraphong Phaepho||KO||1 (10), 2:35||6 Jul 2016||Meenayothin Camp, Bangkok, Thailand|
|14||Win||11–1–2||Yamato Uchinono||TKO||5 (8), 1:45||12 May 2016||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|13||Win||10–1–2||Takayuki Teraji||TKO||3 (8), 2:21||29 Feb 2016||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|12||Win||9–1–2||Naoki Shoda||TKO||1 (6), 1:22||30 Nov 2015||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|11||Win||8–1–2||Ryo Narizuka||RTD||6 (8), 3:00||17 Sep 2015||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|10||Win||7–1–2||Kamon Singram||TKO||2 (6), 0:51||25 Jul 2015||Meenayothin Camp, Bangkok, Thailand|
|9||Win||6–1–2||Tomoyuki Kaneko||UD||5||26 May 2015||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|8||Draw||5–1–2||Isao Aoyama||MD||6||18 Feb 2015||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|7||Draw||5–1–1||Akira Kokubo||MD||4||26 Sep 2014||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|6||Win||5–1||Yuma Kudo||UD||4||1 Jul 2014||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|5||Win||4–1||Katsunori Shimooki||UD||4||4 Apr 2014||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|4||Win||3–1||Rungkeat Sithsaithong||PTS||4||29 Jan 2014||Suranaree Army Camp Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand|
|3||Win||2–1||Ryo Irie||UD||4||24 Nov 2013||Hero's Boxing Gym, Fukaya, Japan|
|2||Win||1–1||Akira Kokubo||SD||4||24 Jul 2013||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|1||Loss||0–1||Shosuke Oji||KO||1 (4), 1:15||22 Apr 2013||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
Sho Kimura was born in Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan. And currently resides in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Kimura has one brother and his mother died at the age of 44. At the press conference after the WBO flyweight title fight, Kimura admitted that the big driving factor was his mother. The fighter stated that he was determined to take the title to his mother's grave, as he did with the WBO Asia Pacific title when he won that last year. It's clear that this is a personal mission for him and something that really is a driving factor with his career going forward.
Before winning the WBO flyweight title, Kimura had been working as a deliveryman in Tokyo and was under extreme financial pressure - a hardship experienced by many boxers in the early stages of their career. During this period, Kimura only had time for training in the evenings.
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