Toshiyuki Igarashi

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Toshiyuki Igarashi
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Real name五十嵐俊幸
Weight(s) Flyweight
Height5 ft 5 12 in (166 cm)
Reach67 12 in (171 cm)
Nationality Flag of Japan.svg Japanese
Born (1984-01-17) January 17, 1984 (age 37)
Yurihonjō, [1] Japan
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights29
Wins23
Wins by KO12
Losses3
Draws3
No contests0

Toshiyuki Igarashi (五十嵐 俊幸, Igarashi Toshiyuki, born January 17, 1984 in Yurihonjō, Akita) is a Japanese boxer and a former WBC, The Ring and Lineal Flyweight World Champion.

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Amateur career

He competed for his native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, where he was stopped in the first round of the men's light flyweight division (– 48 kg) by Ethiopia's Endalkachew Kebede (21:26). Igarashi replaced Nauman Karim as a lucky loser, the Pakistani fighter dropped out "due to technical reasons". Igarashi amassed an amateur record of 77 wins (16 KOs) 18 losses, and graduated from the Tokyo University of Agriculture. [2]

Professional career

After turning professional in 2006, he made his professional debut with a third-round knockout on August 13 of that year. [3] Fighting out of Teiken Boxing Gym in Tokyo under Yūichi Kasai's instruction, Igarashi gained the Japanese flyweight interim title via a split decision on August 2, 2008. Although Igarashi lost to the regular champion Tomonobu Shimizu four months later, he captured the vacated Japanese flyweight title by a third-round knockout on February 5, 2011. [4] He defended it once, until June of the same year. [5]

Igarashi defeated Mexico's Wilbert Uicab in the WBC flyweight title eliminator via a unanimous decision at the Yoyogi National Stadium Second Gymnasium on November 6, 2011. [6]

On July 16, 2012, Igarashi barely outpointed Sonny Boy Jaro via a split decision to win the WBC, The Ring and lineal flyweight titles in Kasukabe, Saitama. [7] [8] He defended his both titles against previously undefeated Nestor Daniel Narvaes via a majority decision in Sendai, Miyagi on November 3 of that year. [9]

He fought former WBA minimumweight champion Akira Yaegashi in his second defense at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan on April 8, 2013. Igarashi and his team had initially planned the fight against Edgar Sosa. However, when it turned out that it would not be signed, Igarashi made a direct appeal to his promoter for the fight against Yaegashi. Igarashi mentioned that while his championship belt would be at stake, Yaegashi's popularity and recognition also would be on the line for that fight. Igarashi has so far fought against Yaegashi four times (once in his high school days, and three times in his university years) and won every time. [10] Their trainers, Kasai (mentioned above) and Kōji Matsumoto (for Yaegashi) are high school alumni. Both are former OPBF champions and three-time world title challengers. [11] Igarashi lost to Yaegashi in a unanimous decision. [12]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
29 fights23 wins3 losses
By knockout121
By decision112
Draws3
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
Loss23–3–3 Flag of Japan.svg Sho Kimura TKO9 (12), 2:342017–12–31 Flag of Japan.svg Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo For WBO Flyweight title.
Draw23–2–3 Flag of the United States.svg Miguel Cartagena TD3 (10), 0:492017–04–01 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win23–2–2 Flag of Thailand.svg Weerachai TaboonrueangTKO2 (8), 0:432016–09–10 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win22–2–2 Flag of the Philippines.svg Joel TaduranUD102016–05–07 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Draw21–2–2 Flag of the Philippines.svg Jonathan FranciscoTD5 (10), 1:522015–11–24 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win21–2–1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Renerio ArizalaUD102015–06–06 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win20–2–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Efrain PerezTD10 (10), 0:202015–02–07 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win19–2–1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Renren TesorioTD9 (10), 1:032014–09–06 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win18–2–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Omar SotoKO9 (10), 2:322013–09–07 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Loss17–2–1 Flag of Japan.svg Akira Yaegashi UD122013–04–08 Flag of Japan.svg Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo Lost WBC and The Ring flyweight titles
Win17–1–1 Flag of Argentina.svg Nestor NarvaesMD122012–11–03 Flag of Japan.svg Xebio Arena, Sendai, Miyagi Retained WBC and The Ring flyweight titles
Win16–1–1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Sonny Boy Jaro SD122012–07–16 Flag of Japan.svg Winghat, Kasukabe, Saitama Won WBC The Ring flyweight titles
Win15–1–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Wilbert UicabUD122011–11–06 Flag of Japan.svg Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
Win14–1–1 Flag of Japan.svg Kenji YoshidaTD8 (10) 1:142011–06–04 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Ret. Japanese Flyweight title.
Win13–1–1 Flag of Japan.svg Takayasu KobayashiTKO3 (10) 2:072011–02–05 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Won vacant Japanese Flyweight title.
Win12–1–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Armando Santos UD82010–11–06 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win11–1–1 Flag of the Philippines.svg Rexon FloresKO1 (8) 1:462010–07–03 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win10–1–1 Flag of Mexico.svg Abel OchoaTKO6 (8) 2:382010–03–06 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win9–1–1 Flag of Indonesia.svg Erick Diaz SiregarRTD5 (8) 3:002009–11–07 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win8–1–1 Flag of Thailand.svg Yuchi CarryboyTKO6 (8) 0:152009–07–04 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Loss7–1–1 Flag of Japan.svg Tomonobu Shimizu UD102008–12–23 Flag of Japan.svg Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo For Japanese Flyweight title.
Win7–0–1 Flag of Japan.svg Tomoya KaneshiroSD102008–08–02 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Won interim Japanese Flyweight title.
Win6–0–1 Flag of Indonesia.svg Alex BuckieKO6 (8) 1:302008–04–19 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Draw5–0–1 Flag of Japan.svg Naoto SaitoMD82007–12–01 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win5–0 Flag of Japan.svg Masatsugu OkadaTKO7 (8) 1:202007–08–04 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win4–0 Flag of Japan.svg Tomoaki HandaUD62007–05–03 Flag of Japan.svg Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo
Win3–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Manachai SithsaithongKO1 (8) 1:292007–02–03 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
Win2–0 Flag of South Korea.svg Myung Jae-SungTKO6 (6) 0:192006–11–13 Flag of Japan.svg Nippon Budokan, Tokyo
Win1–0 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Yun-WooKO3 (6) 1:072006–08–12 Flag of Japan.svg Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

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Achievements
Preceded by
Sonny Boy Jaro
WBC flyweight champion
July 16, 2012 – April 8, 2013
Succeeded by
Akira Yaegashi
The Ring flyweight champion
July 16, 2012 – April 8, 2013