Ginjiro "Silver-Bullet Dynamo" Shigeoka

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  1. IntentionalButt

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    This kid is perhaps a dark horse poised to steal the show on the undercard of the Kazuto Ioka vs. Jeyvier Jesús Cintrón Ocasio new year's even gala tomorrow, and if he impresses on this stage he'll likely no longer be among Japan's best kept secrets. He is defending the WBO Asia Pacific 105lb title, which he claimed in just his fourth pro bout (leaving him tied for the record of "fastest route to a regional belt" in Japanese boxing history, along such flattering company as Naoya Inoue, Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, and Kōsei Tanaka). His opponent is Rey Loreto, a Filipino veteran who is either a high-level journeyman or former world champ (depending on your view of the IBO's legitimacy). Big step up in class, either way.

    Shigeoka is just 20 but has been making waves for years already. He was a karateka in early youth before switching to pugilism, and immediately excelling. In the amateurs he was 56-1, having only ever lost the once to his own elder brother Yudai Shigeoka (who in the amateurs went 81-10 with 21 kayos, and is now 2-0 in the pros at light fly) - and that was in the U15 class, so when you consider that he and Yudai are 2½ years apart that means Ginjiro can't have been over 12 or 13 when he last tasted defeat! He was tapped by Akira Yaegashi for sparring at just 18, before having even debuted in the pros. He was being groomed to represent his country when it hosted next year's Olympics, but when it was announced the Games at Ryōgoku Sumo Hall are going to exclude the light flyweight class, he decided there was nothing left to stop him from turning pro.

    In his last outing, technically still a teenager by a few months, he destroyed Clyde Azarcon of the Philippines in just 72 seconds, a one-shot KO with a left to Azarcon's body. Azarcon entered with a 15-2-1 record and had never been stopped, and downed just once. If he does anything even remotely similar to Loreto - hell, if he stops him, period - we officially have another Japanese wunderkind in the pipeline. :deal:
     
  2. CST80

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    Loreto is a southpaw southpaw killer. Like KO'd fellow southpaw Joyi twice killer. Ginjiro is a southpaw. This is a DANGEROUS fight. And a potential huge misstep. I really like this kid, but I recoiled when I saw that news on Asian Boxing. This could be a savagely nasty banana peel.
     
  3. IntentionalButt

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    True...but if the gambit pays off, and he keeps doing stuff like this (KO at 4:15) as he climbs up the ranks:



    ...he's going to be a star. He's already calling out freaking Hiroto Kyōguchi, so I don't think he's worried about being coddled and brought along slow. :eek: :lol:
     
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    There's no way he didn't crap himself there.:sisi1
     
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    The loss to his brother was by tko after his father threw in the towl 2 seconds into the fight to avoid his son’s fighting eachover so really has never legit been beat as a boxer witch is crazy tbf.
     
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    This sounds like Jiro Watanabe's background, with added anime elements (his own brother ffs?). Jiro had that ridiculous ending though. This guy definitely sounds like one to look out for.
     
  7. IntentionalButt

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    Wait, seriously? :eek:

    I'm surprised the dad even agreed to let them get in the ring in the first place.
     
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    Lol even more ridiculous. Like a B movie :D
     
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    yeah it’s very strange situation.
     
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  10. IntentionalButt

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    Ginjiro does train at the famous Watanabe Gym, which is headed up by JPBA president Hitoshi Watanabe - not sure if he's any relation to Jirō, though. :nusenuse: Would be a small world (or, er, archipelago :sisi1) if so! Also wouldn't surprise me if distance relatives sought to make themselves even more distant given his naughtiness...
     
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  11. Boxing Prospect

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    Was part of a tournament, the final of a regional

    Also he's NOT been calling Hiroto Kyoguchi out, the two are gym mates, Kyoguchi has praised him repeatedly from their sparring sessions
     
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  12. IntentionalButt

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    Ah, I misread then. It translated into him saying "I"m right there with Kyōguchi" and in the same breath saying he is hungry to smash his way to a world title. I guess within context he probably meant he's on his way to being almost peers with him, rather than a potential rival?
     
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    Would seem more on point. Both are Watanabe Gym fighters.

    Yudai (his brother) looked fantastic on debut, but his second bout hasn't been made available (yet)

    Man I feel like an ass now, to point out another mistake. Mr Watanabe isn't the JPBA head any more, that's Susumu Hanagata who has been in charge most this year :p
     
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  15. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    No worries..

    Correct me, senpai! :D
     
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