Shigeoka Brothers Win World First Title Feat & Look To Unifications

Ginjiro and Yudai Shigeoka Win World Titles in Japan!

Brothers Yudai and Ginjiro Shigeoka win world titles together
Brothers Yudai and Ginjiro Shigeoka win world titles together | credit: Boxing News Japan

Brothers Ginjiro and Yudai Shigeoka Win World Titles Together!

Shigeoka brothers Yudai and Ginjiro have become the first siblings to win a world title on the same card. The historic accomplishment took place at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan. Yudai Shigeoka (8-0, 6KOs) scored a decisive unanimous decision (119-109, 119-109, 117-111) victory over Thailand’s Panya Pradabsri (40-2, 24KOs) to win the WBC minimumweight title. Older brother Ginjiro Shigeoka (10-0, 8 KOs) captured the IBF minimumweight title with a fifth-round stoppage over Daniel Valladares (27-4-1, 15 KOs).


This bout was rematch from their initial bout in January 2023, which was ruled a no-contest after Valladares couldn’t continue after an accidental clash of heads.

Ginjiro Shigeoka put Valladares down in the opening round. The defending champion looked like a defeated fighter and had a point taken away for headbutting in round two. At the halfway mark of round five, Valladares was stunned from a right hand to the body and a combination to the head. The Japanese challenger smelled blood and poured on the punches until the referee had no choice but to stop the contest with forty seconds to go in the round.

With this victory, he can now pursue a unification with WBA champion Knockout CP Freshmart (24-0, 9KO). Freshmart is the longest reigning champion in the division. He won the belt in 2016 and has racked up 11 successful title defenses. In his most recent outing, he defeated longtime rival and former WBC champion Wanheng Meenayothin. If the fight gets made, it will be the power and skill of Shigeoka against the experience and boxing ability of CP Freshmart.


Yudai Shigeoka used his advantage in punching power to get on top in the opening rounds. A wily veteran, Pradabsri occasionally landed with counter right hands and left hooks. But Shigeoka used his footwork to avoid most of the shots.

Pradabsri applied constant pressure. But he was getting tagged repeatedly with clean and heavy shots. Shigeoka did an excellent job of boxing with poise. Though under attack, he remained calm and dominated the last half of the contest. In the end, Shigeoka was the superior fighter. Pradabsri just didn’t have the subsequent firepower to overcome the challenger.

In the post-fight interview, the newly-crowned WBC champion expressed interest in a unification clash with the reigning WBO champion at 105, Oscar Collazo.

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