Kenichi Ogawa is a Japanese professional boxer who has held the IBF super-featherweight title since November 2021. From this article, you can learn his net worth, salary, age, height, wife, nickname, and recent news.
Making his professional boxing debut in 2010, Ogawa had been fighting for past 12 years. His first bout was against Chikashi Hayashizaki, which he won by a third-round technical knockout. The Japanese fighter won two more winning fights before taking part in the East Japan rookie tournament.
Amassing a 3-0 record, the rising star was scheduled to take part in 2011 East Japan “Rookie of the Year” tournament. Dominating in the tournament, he earned the right to face the winner of the West Japan rookie tournament, Ippo Nishiwaki, in the All Japan “Rookie of the Year” decider. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
In December, 2015, Ogawa faced Rikki Naito and won the Japanese Super Featherweight title that then he defended for next 2 years. Then he made a run for the vacant super IBF Featherweight title but due to failing a drug test he was suspended for six months and was stripped out of the title.
November of last year, the heavy-handed boxer faced off against South African, Azinga Fuzile and won vacant IBF super-featherweight title. Scoring 3 knockdowns the Japanese fighter won the fight by unanimous decision.
Ogawa is booked to make his first IBF super featherweight title defense against the #3 ranked IBF contender Joe Cordina. The title bout is scheduled as the main event of a DAZN broadcast card, which will on take place June 4, 2022, at the Motorpoint Arena in Cordina’s native Cardiff, Wales.
Kenichi Ogawa Personal Information:
|Full Name||Ogawa Ken’ichi|
|Born||1 February 1988|
|Debut||30 April 2010|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Birthplace||Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan|
|Father name||Masakazu Ogawa|
|Mother name||Akemi Ogawa|
The 34 years old Japanese athlete was born on 1 February 1988.
Ogawa is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall. He is the current holder of IBF super featherweight title.
Ogawa has the nickname Crush Right. He got this nickname because of his powerful and lethal right-hand punches. He is called by this name by his fans and peers.
Kenichi Ogawa’s Net Worth and Salary:
Kenichi Ogawa’s net worth and salary aren’t public yet. It is estimated that the fighter’s net worth is well over $1.5 million with a long 11 year long and successful career. He has recently signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Matchroom, in association with Teiken Promotions.
Kenichi Ogawa is married. According to Japanese sources, Ogawa married his high school sweetheart, Ryo Ogawa on September 25, 2012. They have three sons.
Recent News About Kenichi Ogawa:
In 2021, Ogawa faced against South African Azinga Fuzile for the vacant IBF super featherweight title. The Japanese fighter bloodied Fuzile over twelve rounds to claim the title by unanimous decision at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
The 34 years old athlete is booked to make his first title defense against IBF contender Joe Cordina on June 4, 2022, at the Motorpoint Arena in Cordina’s native Cardiff, Wales.