Yu Kimura (boxer)

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Yu Kimura
Statistics
Real name Yu Kimura
Weight(s) Light flyweight
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Reach 64 in (163 cm)
Nationality Japan Japanese
Born (1983-11-23) November 23, 1983 (age 34)
Chiba, Japan
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 22
Wins 18
Wins by KO 3
Losses 3
Draws 1

Yu Kimura (born 23 November 1983) is a retired Japanese professional boxer. He is the former World Boxing Council Light Flyweight champion.

Professional career[edit]

Kimura Turned professional in 2006 and went 9-1-1 in his first 11 fights before being stopped by future unified light flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi. He bounced back and won his next 8 fights before he defeated Pedro Guevara by split decision to win the WBC Light Flyweight title on November 28, 2015.[1] He would go on to lose the title in his first defense to Mexican challenger Ganigan Lopez via majority decision. Kimura announced his retirement from boxing a few months after the Lopez fight.[2]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
22 fights 18 wins 3 losses
By knockout 3 1
By decision 15 2
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
22 Loss 18–3–1 Mexico Ganigan López MD 12 (12) 2016-03-04 Japan Shimazu Arena, Kyoto Lost WBC Light Flyweight title.
21 Win 18–2–1 Mexico Pedro Guevara SD 12 (12) 2015-11-28 Japan Xebio Arena, Sendai Won WBC Light Flyweight title.
20 Win 17–2–1 Mexico Jesus Faro UD 10 (10) 2015-08-01 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
19 Win 16–2–1 Japan Hayato Yamaguchi TKO 8 (10) 2015-04-04 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Retained Japanese Light Flyweight title.
18 Win 15–2–1 Japan Atsushi Aburada TD 7 (10) 2014-11-01 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Retained Japanese Light Flyweight title.
17 Win 14–2–1 Japan Yuki Chinen UD 10 (10) 2014-06-07 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Retained Japanese Light Flyweight title.
16 Win 13–2–1 Japan Kenichi Horikawa SD 10 (10) 2014-02-01 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Won vacant Japanese Light Flyweight title
15 Win 12–2–1 Japan Tatsuya Fukuhara UD 8 (8) 2013-07-06 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
14 Win 11–2–1 Japan Takuro Habu TKO 5 (8) 2013-01-12 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
13 Win 10–2–1 Japan Kenta Motoki UD 8 (8) 2012-06-02 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
12 Loss 9–2–1 Japan Ryoichi Taguchi TKO 6 (8) 2011-10-15 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
11 Win 9–1–1 Japan Masayoshi Segawa UD 6 (6) 2011-07-05 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
10 Win 8–1–1 Japan Masashi Uranishi UD 8 (8) 2011-03-05 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
9 Win 7–1–1 Japan Yoshitomo Machida UD 8 (8) 2010-11-08 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
8 Win 6–1–1 Japan Takumi Suda UD 8 (8) 2010-08-07 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
7 Win 5–1–1 Japan Kenta Koyama UD 8 (8) 2010-03-29 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
6 Loss 4–1–1 Japan Shin Ono TD 5 (8) 2008-06-21 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
5 Win 4–0–1 Japan Kazuya Matsumoto UD 6 (6) 2008-03-15 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
4 Win 3–0–1 Japan Kenta Hirose UD 6 (6) 2007-11-03 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
3 Draw 2–0–1 Japan Koji Itagaki PTS 6 (6) 2007-06-16 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
2 Win 2–0 Japan Takashi Morishima UD 6 (6) 2007-01-20 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
1 Win 1–0 Thailand Samkolek Chuwatana KO 2 (6) 2006-10-07 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Professional debut

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kimura Dethrones Guevara; Upset or Controversy?". Seconds out. February 26, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Former lightweight champ Kimura retires". Japan times. February 26, 2018. 

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Pedro Guevara
WBC light flyweight champion
November 28, 2015 - March 4, 2016
Succeeded by
Ganigan López