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Eagle Kyowa
อีเกิ้ล อากากูร่า
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Nickname(s) Eagle Akakura
Rated at Mini-flyweight
Height 1.61 m
Reach 157 cm
Nationality Thai
Born December 4, 1978 (1978-12-04) (age 42)
Bang Mun Nak District, Phichit Province, Thailand
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 20
Wins 18
Wins by KO 6
Losses 2

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.

Biography

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

Professional record summary
20 fights 18 wins 2 losses
By knockout 6 1
By decision 12 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
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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