Whilst researching a piece for another site I stumbled upon obscure Japanese Minimumweight Yamato Uchinono (2-2-5, 1). Whilst his record looked weird from the off with 5 draws from 9 bouts, I was more surprised when I actually went through his record in detail.

Uchinono debuted in May 2010 and stopped fellow debutant Daiki Kusuhara in 3 rounds. Over his following 6 fights however Uchinono scored 5 majority decisions, each of them over 4 rounds and covering a period of 2 years.

The only fight that broke would would have surely been the weirdest run of draws in boxing history was a 4th round TKO loss to Takayuki Teraji in July 2011, which it's self was followed by 4 of the 5 draws (inlcuding 2 against unbeaten fighters). This meant after 7 fights Uchinono's record read 1-1-5 (1) a remarkably strange record.

The 4-fight draw streak came to an end in October 2012 as Uchinono claimed a decision victory over Ryota Iwashita (who had coincidentally drawn with Yuma Mutsu, 2 weeks after Uchinono had scored the 2nd of his draws). Sadly Uchinono would suffer his second career loss last December as rising unbeaten prospect Hiroya Yamamoto stopped him in 4 rounds.

*Accurate at time of writing


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