Yusuke Kobori

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Yusuke Kobori
Real name Yusuke Kobori
Rated at Lightweight
Height 5 ft. 7½ in. (171 cm.)
Nationality Japan Japanese
Born (1981-10-11) October 11, 1981 (age 35)
Yotsukaidō, Chiba, Japan
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 23
Wins by KO 12
Losses 3
Draws 1
No contests 0

Yusuke Kobori (小堀 佑介?) is a retired professional boxer from Japan and a former WBA lightweight champion.

Kobori won the Japanese super featherweight title on January 14, 2006 by knocking out Keita Manabe in the second round. He went on to defend it 6 times.

Later, he won the WBA lightweight title by knocking out Nicaraguan José Alfaro in the 3rd round on May 19, 2008. Kobori, became Japan's third world champion at lightweight and first since Takanori Hatakeyama in 2000.[1]

Kobori attempted to defend his title against Paulus Moses on January 3, 2009. He, however, lost the match and the crown by unanimous decision.

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Preceded by
Jose Alfaro
WBA Lightweight Champion
Regular TItle

May 19, 2008 – January 3, 2009
Succeeded by
Paulus Moses