Takanori Hatakeyama is a former professional boxer. Hatakeyama turned pro in 1993 and captured the WBA Super Featherweight Title in 1998 with a majority decision win over Yong Soo Choi. He lost the belt in 1999 to Lakva Sim via TKO, and moved up in weight to capture the WBA Lightweight Title with a TKO win over Gilberto Serrano in 2000. He defended the belt twice before losing it to Julien Lorcy in 2001. Hatakeyama retired after the loss.
|Real name:||Takanori Hatakeyama|
|Born:||July 28, 1975, Aomori, Japan|
|Wins by KO:||19|
About Takanori Hatakeyama
WBA Lightweight Champion who twice defended his title, WBA Super Featherweight Champion from September, 1998 to June, 1999.
He was an aspiring baseball player before becoming obsessed with boxing.
Despite not being Christian, he often entered the ring wearing a large cross, which he says brought him a sense of calm one would get from walking inside a church.
He married announcer Kumiko Kiyohara in 2006.
He and Livingstone Bramble are both former WBA Lightweight champions.
Information related to Takanori Hatakeyama
- Boxing in Japan - The history of boxing in Japan began in 1854 when Matthew Perry landed at Shimoda, Shizuoka soon after the Convention of Kanagawa. At that time, American sailors often engaged in sparring matches on board their ships, with their fists wrapped in thin leather.
- World super-featherweight boxing champions
- World lightweight boxing champions
- Japanese male boxers