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Ryoichi Taguchi Record

Total Fights33
Title Wins3
Title Defenses7
Title-Fight KOs4
KO Wins12
KO Losses0
Ryoichi Taguchi Record & Stats
Ryoichi Taguchi's Record
Ryoichi Taguchi's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Ryoichi Taguchi's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 12 years and seven months, Ryoichi Taguchi fought 33 times with 27 wins, 4 losses, and 2 draws.

      Taguchi retired from professional boxing with a record of 27-4-2, which included three light-flyweight world-title wins and seven successful title defense fights. He had a 36.4% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 12 of his total 33 fights being knockout wins, four of which were in title fights. Taguchi never lost via knockout.

      His last fight was a 12-round unanimous decision defeat to Kosei Tanaka on March 16, 2019. Taguchi was fighting for the flyweight WBO title.

      Some of Taguchi's best fights and notable victories include wins over Milan Melindo, Kwanthai Sithmorseng, Robert Barrera, Juan Jose Landaeta, Ryo Miyazaki, Luis de la Rosa, and Alberto Rossel.

      33Mar 16, 201932Kosei TanakaLoss *UD
      32May 20, 201831Hekkie BudlerLoss *UD
      31Dec 31, 201731Milan MelindoWin *UD
      30Jul 23, 201730Robert BarreraWin *TKO9
      29Dec 31, 201630Carlos CañizalesDraw *SD
      28Aug 31, 201629Ryo MiyazakiWin *UD
      27Apr 27, 201629Juan Jose LandaetaWin *RTD11
      26Dec 31, 201529Luis de la RosaWin *RTD9
      25May 6, 201528Kwanthai SithmorsengWin *TKO8
      24Dec 31, 201428Alberto RosselWin *UD
      23Jul 5, 201427Florante CondesWinUD
      22Dec 31, 201327Ryan BitoWinUD
      21Aug 25, 201326Naoya InoueLossUD
      20Apr 3, 201326Yuki ChinenWinUD
      19Jul 16, 201225Eakkasit JaikongkaewWinKO1
      18Mar 12, 201225Masayuki KurodaDrawSD
      17Oct 15, 201124Yu KimuraWinTKO6
      16Jul 5, 201124Tetsuya HisadaWinUD
      15Jan 28, 201124Keiichi NumataWinTKO8
      14Oct 1, 201023Toshimasa OuchiWinTKO7
      13Jul 28, 201023Seiya HirakawaWinTKO6
      12Apr 11, 201023Sho NakazawaWinUD
      11Dec 28, 200923Norihito TanakaWinDQ
      10Aug 1, 200922Masayoshi SegawaLossUD
      9Feb 7, 200922Pattana TadniyomWinKO2
      8Mar 27, 200821Shintaro SueWinUD
      7Dec 22, 200721Sho NakazawaWinUD
      6Nov 4, 200720Masayoshi TakashimaWinUD
      5Sep 27, 200720Kazuki OshiroWinUD
      4Jun 6, 200720Taisei HiranoWinUD
      3Dec 11, 200620Ryu OnigashimaWinUD
      2Sep 27, 200619Akihiro KonyaWinTKO3
      1Jul 19, 200619Tomohiro SeoWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Ryoichi Taguchi is a 37-year old retired Japanese professional boxer. He was born in Tokyo, Japan on December 1, 1986. He is a former light-flyweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 12 years — from 2006 to 2019.

      Taguchi made his professional boxing debut against Tomohiro Seo at the age of 19 on July 19, 2006, defeating Seo via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 8 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 2 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 28 on December 31, 2014 after 23 professional fights, against Alberto Rossel for the light-flyweight WBA title. He defeated Rossel via 12 round unanimous decision to become the light-flyweight champion of the world.

      Ryoichi Taguchi was a one-time unified light-flyweight world champion, and has won three world titles at light-flyweight. For all the details about Taguchi's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Taguchi had a total of four losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was on March 16, 2019 against fellow Japanese boxer Kosei Tanaka for Tanaka's flyweight WBO title. Taguchi lost the fight via 12 round unanimous decision. It's been 5 years, 2 months, and 5 days since this fight.


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

      Title Wins

      Ryoichi Taguchi fought for light-flyweight world titles in three fights and won two of these fights. In total, he won three light-flyweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Dec 31, 2017^Milan MelindoLight-flyweightIBF, The Ring*UD
      Dec 31, 2014Alberto RosselLight-flyweightWBAUD
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Ryoichi Taguchi had eight light-flyweight world-title defense fights. He won seven of them and lost only once.

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

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Dec 31, 2017^Milan MelindoLight-flyweightWBA (Unified)UD
      Jul 23, 2017Robert BarreraLight-flyweightWBATKO
      Dec 31, 2016Carlos CañizalesLight-flyweightWBASD (draw)
      Aug 31, 2016Ryo MiyazakiLight-flyweightWBAUD
      Apr 27, 2016Juan Jose LandaetaLight-flyweightWBARTD
      Dec 31, 2015Luis de la RosaLight-flyweightWBARTD
      May 6, 2015Kwanthai SithmorsengLight-flyweightWBATKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Ryoichi Taguchi lost one world-title defense fight, and lost three titles in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      May 20, 2018Hekkie BudlerLight-flyweightWBA (Unified), IBF, The RingUD


      Taguchi fought a total of 33 times during his professional career, which includes 10 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He did well in terms of accolades, but his peformances were rather underwhelming. These two fights are the highlight of his career.

      • December 31, 2014: Taguchi wins his first world title by defeating Alberto Rossel via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBA light-flyweight world champion.

      • December 31, 2017: Taguchi becomes a unified light-flyweight world champion by beating Milan Melindo via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBA (Unified), IBF, and The Ring light-flyweight world-champion belts.


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