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Masashi Kudo Record

Total Fights24
Title Wins2
Title Defenses3
Title-Fight KOs1
KO Wins12
KO Losses0
Masashi Kudo Record & Stats
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      What is Masashi Kudo's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning six years and five months, Masashi Kudo fought 24 times with 23 wins and a single loss.

      Kudo retired from professional boxing with a record of 23-1, which included two super-welterweight world-title wins and three successful title defense fights. He had a 50% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 12 of his total 24 fights being knockout wins, one of which was in a title fight. The only loss in Kudo's career was a 15-round unanimous decision loss to Ayub Kalule in a super-welterweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 15-round unanimous decision defeat to Ayub Kalule on October 24, 1979. Kudo lost the super-welterweight WBA and The Ring titles to Kalule in this fight.

      Some of Kudo's best fights and notable victories include wins over Manuel Ricardo Gonzalez, Eddie Gazo, Ho Joo, Katsuo Esashi, Peter Nanboku, Saburo Sakai, and Yuichiro Watanabe.

      24Oct 24, 197928Ayub KaluleLoss *UD
      23Jun 20, 197927Manuel Ricardo GonzalezWin *TKO12
      22May 14, 197927Manuel Ricardo GonzalezWin *MD
      21Dec 13, 197827Ho JooWin *SD
      20Aug 9, 197826Eddie GazoWin *SD
      19May 2, 197826Katsuo EsashiWinPTS
      18Oct 31, 197726Katsuo EsashiWinRTD3
      17Sep 6, 197726Peter NanbokuWinKO9
      16Jul 2, 197725Saburo SakaiWinKO7
      15May 3, 197725Yuichiro WatanabeWinPTS
      14Jan 30, 197725Saburo SakaiWinKO9
      13Sep 26, 197625Nessie HoriguchiWinPTS
      12Jun 27, 197624Yuichiro WatanabeWinKO3
      11Mar 28, 197624Saburo SakaiWinKO1
      10Jan 27, 197624Takeshi IzumiWinKO4
      9Nov 30, 197524Yuji MiyagoshiWinUD
      8Jul 18, 197523Yuji MiyagoshiWinPTS
      7Jun 1, 197523Takeshi WatanabeWinPTS
      6Mar 2, 197523Nobuyoshi OzakiWinPTS
      5Jul 29, 197422Cassius NaitoWinPTS
      4Dec 27, 197322Seiji NagaiWinKO4
      3Dec 3, 197322Hachiro KuroishiWinKO2
      2Sep 30, 197322Keiji MiyawakiWinKO3
      1May 18, 197321Toshio OkiWinRTD3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Masashi Kudo is a 72-year old retired Japanese professional boxer. He was born in Gojōme, Akita, Japan on August 24, 1951. He is a former super-welterweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 6 years — from 1973 to 1979.

      Kudo made his professional boxing debut against Toshio Oki at the age of 21 on May 18, 1973, defeating Oki via 3rd round RTD. He went on to win 22 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 11 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 26 on August 9, 1978 after 19 professional fights, against Eddie Gazo for the super-welterweight WBA and The Ring titles. He defeated Gazo via 15 round split decision to become the super-welterweight champion of the world.

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

      Kudo had just a single loss in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a super-welterweight title defense bout against Ugandan boxer Ayub Kalule on October 24, 1979. Kudo lost the fight via 15 round unanimous decision — and lost his WBA and The Ring titles. It's been 44 years, 7 months, and 28 days since this fight.


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

      Title Wins

      Masashi Kudo fought for super-welterweight world titles once, which he won via split decision. In total, he won two super-welterweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Aug 9, 1978Eddie GazoSuper-welterweightWBA, The RingSD

      Title Defenses

      Masashi Kudo had four super-welterweight world-title defense fights. He won three of them and lost once.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Jun 20, 1979Manuel Ricardo GonzalezSuper-welterweightWBA, The RingTKO
      May 14, 1979Manuel Ricardo GonzalezSuper-welterweightWBA, The RingMD
      Dec 13, 1978Ho JooSuper-welterweightWBA, The RingSD

      Title Losses

      Masashi Kudo lost one world-title defense fight, and lost two titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Oct 24, 1979Ayub KaluleSuper-welterweightWBA, The RingUD


      Kudo fought a total of 24 times during his professional career, which includes 5 world-title fights at the super-welterweight division. He put on some very good performances in these fights. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • August 9, 1978: Kudo wins his first world titles by defeating Eddie Gazo via 15 round split decision. He is now the WBA and The Ring super-welterweight world champion.

      • June 20, 1979: Kudo successfully defends the WBA and The Ring super-welterweight titles against Manuel Ricardo Gonzalez, winning the fight via 12th round TKO.


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