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Kohei Kono Record

Total Fights46
Title Wins2
Title Defenses3
Title-Fight KOs2
KO Wins14
KO Losses2
Kohei Kono Record & Stats
Kohei Kono's Record
Kohei Kono's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Kohei Kono's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 17 years and five months, Kohei Kono fought 46 times with 33 wins, 12 losses, and 1 draw.

      Kono retired from professional boxing with a record of 33-12-1, which included two super-flyweight world-title wins and three successful title defense fights. He had a 30.4% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 14 of his total 46 fights being knockout wins, two of which were in title fights. Kono suffered two knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Naoya Inoue in a super-flyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 6th round RTD defeat to Jason Moloney on May 19, 2018.

      Some of Kono's best fights and notable victories include wins over Tepparith Singwancha, Denkaosan Kaovichit, Petchbarngborn Kokietgym, Kōki Kameda, Tanawat Phonnaku, Dawut Manopkanchang, and Eden Sonsona.

      46May 19, 201837Jason MoloneyLossRTD6
      45Oct 7, 201736Rex TsoLossTD
      44Jul 23, 201736Rambo SithsaithongWinTKO5
      43Dec 30, 201636Naoya InoueLoss *TKO6
      42Aug 31, 201635Luis ConcepciónLoss *UD
      41Apr 27, 201635Tanawat PhonnakuWin *UD
      40Oct 16, 201534Kōki KamedaWin *UD
      39Dec 31, 201434Norberto JimenezDraw *SD
      38Mar 26, 201433Denkaosan KaovichitWin *KO8
      37Dec 31, 201333Dawut ManopkanchangWinTKO3
      36May 6, 201332Liborio SolísLoss *MD
      35Dec 31, 201232Tepparith SingwanchaWin *KO4
      34Sep 10, 201231Petchbarngborn KokietgymWinUD
      33Mar 31, 201231Yusaku IshikawaWinTKO5
      32Oct 10, 201130Yohei TobeLossUD
      31Apr 9, 201130Yota SatoLossUD
      30Sep 20, 201029Tomás RojasLoss *UD
      29May 17, 201029Masafumi TonomuraWinTKO11
      28Oct 3, 200928Marvin TampusWinUD
      27May 2, 200928Daniel FerrerasWinUD
      26Feb 7, 200928Hendrik BarongsayWinTKO6
      25Sep 15, 200827Nobuo NashiroLoss *SD
      24Feb 16, 200827Kuniyuki AizawaWinUD
      23Oct 6, 200726Eden SonsonaWinSD
      22Jun 2, 200726Kenji SaegusaWinTD
      21Feb 12, 200726Teppei KikuiWinUD
      20Sep 4, 200625Saichon Or OunsuwonWinTKO6
      19Feb 11, 200625Prosper MatsuuraWinTKO9
      18Oct 24, 200524Petchdam SithsaithongWinKO2
      17Jul 16, 200524Teppei KikuiLossUD
      16Feb 1, 200524Kyohei WadaWinUD
      15Aug 25, 200423Munetake EgawaWinSD
      14May 20, 200423Kengo WakaoWinTKO7
      13Feb 5, 200423Asahi TakanoWinUD
      12Nov 4, 200322Teppei KikuiWinSD
      11Jun 26, 200322Makoto HorinouchiWinTKO2
      10Dec 22, 200222Daigo NakahiroLossUD
      9Nov 9, 200221Kenji SaegusaWinUD
      8Sep 26, 200221Yuichiro KomuroWinUD
      7Aug 2, 200221Yuki KishiWinUD
      6May 31, 200221Kosuke TakamizawaWinTKO4
      5Jan 28, 200221Ryoji AraiWinKO1
      4Sep 26, 200120Yosuke IshiwatariWinUD
      3Jun 19, 200120Takaaki HayashiWinUD
      2Apr 18, 200120Kazuya HirataWinUD
      1Nov 22, 200019Toshiaki NittaLossMD

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Kohei Kono (Tough Boy) is a 43-year old retired Japanese professional boxer. He was born in Nakakoma District, Yamanashi, Japan on November 23, 1980. He is a former super-flyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 17 years — from 2000 to 2018.

      Kono made his professional boxing debut against Toshiaki Nitta at the age of 19 on November 22, 2000, losing to Nitta via 4 round majority decision. He went on to win 8 consecutive fights after this loss, which included 2 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 27 on September 15, 2008 after 24 professional fights, against Nobuo Nashiro for the WBA (vacant) title. He lost to Nashiro via 12 round split decision.

      Kono has won two world titles at super-flyweight. For all the details about Kono's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Kono had a total of 12 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Australian boxer Jason Moloney on May 19, 2018. Kono lost the fight via 6th round RTD. It's been 6 years, 1 month, and 2 days since this fight.


      Kono had a total of 10 world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and three successful title defenses. He won four of these fights, lost five, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Kohei Kono fought for super-flyweight world titles in five fights and won two of these fights, both of them via stoppage. In total, he won two super-flyweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Mar 26, 2014Denkaosan KaovichitSuper-flyweightWBA*KO
      Dec 31, 2012Tepparith SingwanchaSuper-flyweightWBAKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Kohei Kono had five super-flyweight world-title defense fights. He won three of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Apr 27, 2016Tanawat PhonnakuSuper-flyweightWBAUD
      Oct 16, 2015Kōki KamedaSuper-flyweightWBAUD
      Dec 31, 2014Norberto JimenezSuper-flyweightWBASD (draw)

      Title Losses

      Kohei Kono lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of two titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Aug 31, 2016Luis ConcepciónSuper-flyweightWBAUD
      May 6, 2013Liborio SolísSuper-flyweightWBAMD


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