Takanori Hatakeyama

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Birthday
28, 1975
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1975 (age 44)
Birthplace
Japan

About

WBA Lightweight Champion who twice defended his title, WBA Super Featherweight Champion from September, 1998 to June, 1999.

Before Fame

He was an aspiring baseball player before becoming obsessed with boxing.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

He married announcer Kumiko Kiyohara in 2006.

Associated With

He and Livingstone Bramble are both former WBA Lightweight champions.