Not Japanese boxing, but worthy of a mention:
Zhong defeats Martinez; makes history
Becomes first world boxing champion from China
Xiong Zhao Zhong (20-4-1, 11 KOs) of China Unanimously decisioned Javier Martinez Resendiz (13-4-2, 6 KOs) of Mexico to win the vacant WBC minimumweight world title. The bout was fought at a very fast pace and very close throughout the first half of the fight. The second half of the fight Zhong turned it on and really was teeing off on Martinez at times and seemed to be in the brink of at least putting him down. Zhong also opened up a cut over the eye of Martinez. Martinez was game until the end and neither fighter was down in the bout. 116-114 116-112, and 119-110 were the official scores. Zhong became China’s first world champion boxer. The bout took place at the Kunming City Stadium in Kunming, China.
On the undercard, Jomthong Chuwatana (4-0, 3KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Ranel Suco (14-7-2, 6KOs) to successfully defend his OPBF super featherweight title for the first time. The scorecards were 119-109, 117-111 and 119-110.