Japanese fighter who earned the WBA Light Welterweight title in 1992 and competed on the 1984 LA Olympic Games. He earned an amateur boxing competition in senior high school and continuing boxing at Nippon College or university. He began working the Hiranaka Boxing College Fitness center in Okinawa and provides trained at Seido Kaikan. His young brother Hiranaka can be a fighter. He and Guyana-born fighter Vivian Harris are both previous WBA Light Welterweight champions.