Japanese fighter who is a former WBC Minimumweight and WBA Lightweight champion.
He made his professional debut in 1986 at the age of 17.
He was the first fighter ever to attain the WBC Minimumweight title.
His nephew, Kazuto Ioka, was a WBC Strawweight champion.
He fought a 14-year-old Koki Kameda in a televised, two-round exhibition match.