On this day, one of the best modern light flyweights, Kenshiro Teraji, also known as Ken Shiro, made his professional debut getting a six-round unanimous decision over Heri Amol.
In only ten fights, Teraji won the WBC light flyweight world title. Teraji would make eight successful world title defenses before being stopped in the tenth round by Masamichi Yabuki in September 2021. Prior to the bout, Teraji and his coached tested positive for COVID-10, which will always cloud his loss. A mere two months later, Teraji announced he would rematch Yabuki. The bout which took place in January of 2022 saw Teraji get a third-round knockout.
Since avenging his lone career loss, Teraji has faced and defeated Hiroto Kyoguchi to win the WBA light flyweight world title and become a unified world champion.
Teraji is considered one of the best modern lower-weight fighters and is facing Hekkie Budler, a legend of the lower weight classes on September 18th of this year.
So Teraji is a two-time light flyweight world champion, who is currently a unified light flyweight world champion.