Yoshio Shirai


Age: 80

Japanese boxer who was the first Japanese person to ever win a world boxing title, who on May 19, 1952 won a decision against the United States' Dado Marino, earning himself the title of Flyweight Champion of the World, a title he held for two years.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Born: November 23, 1923

Died: December 26, 2003

Kawasaki, Japan