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|Born||December 4, 1978
Bang Mun Nak District, Phichit Province, Thailand
|Wins by KO||6|
Den Junlaphan (Thai: อีเกิ้ล อากากูร่า; born December 4, 1978), better known as Eagle Kyowa, is a Thai former professional boxer who competed from 2000 to 2007. He held the WBC strawweight title twice between 2004 and 2007.
Eagle Den Janlaphan was born as the eight of nine children in Phichit, Thailand. He entered Thammasat University at the age of 16, and began boxing, making his amateur debut in 1995. He turned pro, and made his professional debut in January, 2000, in Bangkok, Thailand. He transferred to the Kadoebi Houseki Gym in Tokyo, Japan, and made his Japanese debut in August, 2001 as "Eagle Okuda", winning by first-round knockout. He won the WBC Minimumweight title in January, 2004, beating Jose Antonio Aguirre by decision. He made his first defense in May of the same year, but lost his second defense in December, 2004 against Isaac Bustos. The fight was stopped in the 4th round due to a shoulder injury by Kyowa. He made his return in August, 2005, against Katsunari Takayama, who had beaten Bustos to win the WBC Minimumweight title. Kyowa won by decision, regaining his title.
On January 9, 2006, he defeated Ken Nakajima (14-2-0) by 7th round tko. On May 6, 2006, he defeated future light flyweight champion Rodel Mayol (22-0) by a 12-round unanimous decision. In his next bout, he almost lost his title to journeyman Lorenzo Trejo in November, 2006. Kyowa dropped Trejo in the 3rd round, but was knocked down twice in the 6th. All three judges awarded Kyowa the decision by one point, and Kyowa won a close third title defense (fourth total).
He met Akira Yaegashi, the WBC's 6th ranked contender, on June 4, 2007 in Yokohama, Japan, for his fourth defense (fifth total). Kyowa dominated the young challenger from the first round to make his fourth straight defense by unanimous decision. He lost a point for an accidental head-butt in the 2nd round, but knocked down Yaegashi in the 10th round to secure his victory. All three judges awarded him the win by over ten points. This fight also utilized the open scoring approved by the World Boxing Council. Every four rounds, they would announce the official scoring of the fight. The Japan Boxing Commission is one of the few organizations that has used the WBC's open scoring feature thus far.
On November 29, 2007, Kyowa lost his title to fellow Thai boxer Oleydong Sithsamerchai (24-0-0) by unanimous decision.
Professional boxing record
|20 fights||18 wins||2 losses|
|20||Loss||18–2||Oleydong Sithsamerchai||UD||12||Nov 29, 2007||Bangkok, Thailand||Lost WBC strawweight title|
|19||Win||18–1||Akira Yaegashi||UD||12||Jun 4, 2007||Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan||Retained WBC strawweight title|
|18||Win||17–1||Lorenzo Trejo||UD||12||Nov 13, 2006||Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan||Retained WBC strawweight title|
|17||Win||16–1||Rodel Mayol||UD||12||May 6, 2006||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Retained WBC strawweight title|
|16||Win||15–1||Ken Nakajima||TKO||7 (12), 1:01||Jan 9, 2006||Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan||Retained WBC strawweight title|
|15||Win||14–1||Katsunari Takayama||UD||12||Aug 6, 2005||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Won WBC strawweight title|
|14||Loss||13–1||Isaac Bustos||TKO||4 (12), 0:39||Dec 18, 2004||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Lost WBC strawweight title|
|13||Win||13–0||Satoshi Kogumazaka||TD||8 (12), 2:24||Jun 28, 2004||Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan||Retained WBC strawweight title|
|12||Win||12–0||José Antonio Aguirre||UD||12||Jan 10, 2004||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan||Won WBC strawweight title|
|11||Win||11–0||Elmer Gejon||UD||8||Jun 7, 2003||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|10||Win||10–0||Fabio Marfa||RTD||8 (10), 3:00||Feb 10, 2003||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|9||Win||9–0||Noel Tunacao||UD||10||Aug 26, 2002||Saitama Super Arena, Saitama City, Japan|
|8||Win||8–0||Jang Min-Soo||UD||10||Jun 1, 2002||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|7||Win||7–0||Nico Thomas||KO||3 (8), 0:56||Jan 5, 2002||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|6||Win||6–0||Tsutomu Oshigane||KO||1 (6), 2:30||Aug 4, 2001||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan|
|5||Win||5–0||Namchai Ratanachaigym||PTS||10||Mar 24, 2001||Bangkok, Thailand|
|4||Win||4–0||Phises Vor Surapol||PTS||6||Jun 21, 2000||Bangkok, Thailand|
|3||Win||3–0||Prabpram Porpreecha||PTS||6||Mar 15, 2000||Bangkok, Thailand|
|2||Win||2–0||Somsri Worwutnan||KO||4 (6)||Feb 16, 2000||Bangkok, Thailand|
|1||Win||1–0||Saming Porkungpaorachada||KO||2 (6)||Jan 19, 2000||Bangkok, Thailand|
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