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Shinsuke Yamanaka Record

Total Fights31
Title Wins2
Title Defenses12
Title-Fight KOs9
KO Wins19
KO Losses2
Shinsuke Yamanaka Record & Stats
Shinsuke Yamanaka's Record
Shinsuke Yamanaka's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Shinsuke Yamanaka's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 12 years and one month, Shinsuke Yamanaka fought 31 times with 27 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws.

      Yamanaka retired from professional boxing with a record of 27-2-2, which included two bantamweight world-title wins and 12 successful title defense fights. He had a 61.3% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 19 of his total 31 fights being knockout wins, nine of which were in title fights. Yamanaka lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.

      His last fight was a 2nd round TKO defeat to Luis Nery on March 1, 2018. Yamanaka lost the bantamweight The Ring title to Nery in this fight.

      Some of Yamanaka's best fights and notable victories include wins over Carlos Carlson, Jose Nieves, Anselmo Moreno, Vic Darchinyan, Liborio Solís, Diego Santillan, and Tomás Rojas.

      31Mar 1, 201835Luis NeryLoss *TKO2
      30Aug 15, 201734Luis NeryLoss *TKO4
      29Mar 2, 201734Carlos CarlsonWin *TKO7
      28Sep 16, 201633Anselmo MorenoWin *TKO7
      27Mar 4, 201633Liborio SolísWin *UD
      26Sep 22, 201532Anselmo MorenoWin *SD
      25Apr 16, 201532Diego SantillanWin *KO7
      24Oct 22, 201432Suriyan Sor RungvisaiWin *UD
      23Apr 23, 201431Stephane JamoyeWin *TKO9
      22Nov 10, 201331Alberto GuevaraWin *KO9
      21Aug 12, 201330Jose NievesWin *KO1
      20Apr 8, 201330Malcolm TuñacaoWin *TKO12
      19Nov 3, 201230Tomás RojasWin *KO7
      18Apr 6, 201229Vic DarchinyanWin *UD
      17Nov 6, 201129Christian EsquivelWin *TKO11
      16Mar 5, 201128Ryosuke IwasaWinTKO10
      15Oct 24, 201028José SilveiraWinRTD9
      14Jun 20, 201027Mikio YasudaWinTKO7
      13Mar 6, 201027Kazuharu MorimotoWinKO1
      12Nov 7, 200927Yuta UetaniWinTKO1
      11Jul 4, 200926Masanori MurataWinTKO1
      10Mar 21, 200926Wanpadechsuk SithsaithongWinTKO3
      9Jan 17, 200926Ryuichi FunaiWinTKO7
      8Oct 4, 200825Zaragoza UemaWinUD
      7Apr 22, 200825Kenichi YamaguchiDrawPTS
      6Oct 31, 200725Toyoto ShiraishiWinMD
      5Aug 29, 200724Yoichi OgumaWinSD
      4Apr 7, 200724Takeo SatoWinTKO2
      3Dec 16, 200624Yuta SatoWinTKO2
      2Aug 23, 200623Keiji YokomamuraDrawPTS
      1Jan 7, 200623Hitoshi TakahashiWinUD

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Shinsuke Yamanaka (Kami no hidari) is a 41-year old retired Japanese professional boxer. He was born in Konan, Shiga, Japan on October 11, 1982. He is a former bantamweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 12 years — from 2006 to 2018.

      Yamanaka made his professional boxing debut against Hitoshi Takahashi at the age of 23 on January 7, 2006, defeating Takahashi via 6 round unanimous decision.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 29 on November 6, 2011 after 16 professional fights, against Christian Esquivel for the bantamweight WBC (vacant) title. He defeated Esquivel via 11th round TKO to become the bantamweight champion of the world.

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

      Yamanaka had a total of two losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a bantamweight title defense bout against Mexican boxer Luis Nery on March 1, 2018 for the vacant bantamweight WBC title. Yamanaka lost the fight via 2nd round TKO — and lost his The Ring title. It's been 6 years, 3 months, and 22 days since this fight.


      Yamanaka had a total of 15 world-title fights, which includes winning two world titles and 12 successful title defenses. He won 13 of these fights and lost two.

      Title Wins

      Shinsuke Yamanaka fought for bantamweight world titles in three fights and won two of these fights, both of them via stoppage. In total, he won two bantamweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Sep 16, 2016Anselmo MorenoBantamweightThe Ring*TKO
      Nov 6, 2011Christian EsquivelBantamweightWBC*TKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Shinsuke Yamanaka had 14 bantamweight world-title defense fights. He won 12 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
      Mar 2, 2017Carlos CarlsonBantamweightWBC, The RingTKO
      Sep 16, 2016Anselmo MorenoBantamweightWBCTKO
      Mar 4, 2016Liborio SolísBantamweightWBCUD
      Sep 22, 2015Anselmo MorenoBantamweightWBCSD
      Apr 16, 2015Diego SantillanBantamweightWBCKO
      Oct 22, 2014Suriyan Sor RungvisaiBantamweightWBCUD
      Apr 23, 2014Stephane JamoyeBantamweightWBCTKO
      Nov 10, 2013Alberto GuevaraBantamweightWBCKO
      Aug 12, 2013Jose NievesBantamweightWBCKO
      Apr 8, 2013Malcolm TuñacaoBantamweightWBCTKO
      Nov 3, 2012Tomás RojasBantamweightWBCKO
      Apr 6, 2012Vic DarchinyanBantamweightWBCUD

      Title Losses

      Shinsuke Yamanaka lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of three titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Mar 1, 2018Luis NeryBantamweightThe RingTKO
      Aug 15, 2017Luis NeryBantamweightWBC, The RingTKO


      Yamanaka fought a total of 31 times during his professional career, which includes 15 world-title fights at the bantamweight division. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.

      • November 6, 2011: Yamanaka wins his first world title by defeating Christian Esquivel via 11th round TKO. He is now the WBC bantamweight world champion.

      • April 6, 2012: Yamanaka successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against Vic Darchinyan, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • November 3, 2012: Yamanaka successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against Tomás Rojas, winning the fight via 7th round KO.

      • April 8, 2013: Yamanaka successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against Malcolm Tuñacao, winning the fight via 12th round TKO.

      • August 12, 2013: Yamanaka successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against Jose Nieves, winning the fight via 1st round KO.

      • March 4, 2016: Yamanaka successfully defends the WBC bantamweight title against Liborio Solís, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • March 2, 2017: Yamanaka successfully defends the WBC and The Ring bantamweight titles against Carlos Carlson, winning the fight via 7th round TKO.


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