|Real name||Yusuke Kobori|
|Height||5 ft. 7½ in. (171 cm.)|
October 11, 1981 |
Yotsukaidō, Chiba, Japan
|Wins by KO||12|
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.
Kobori attempted to defend his title against Paulus Moses on January 3, 2009. He, however, lost the match and the crown by unanimous decision.
- List of WBA world champions
- List of lightweight boxing champions
- List of Japanese boxing world champions
- Boxing in Japan
|WBA Lightweight Champion
May 19, 2008 – January 3, 2009
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