Q & A: Masayuki "Cobra" Suwa                     

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January 29, 2021 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

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Japanese veteran Masayuki “Cobra” Suwa, 23-13-2 (15), is experiencing something of an Indian Summer in his career. At forty years of age he has won four straight, all of them inside the distance, and can look back at a pro career that started over seventeen years ago.


He has won WBC regional titles twice, the PABA title and the International Thai championship, and on December 19 of last year he captured the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Caribbean Middleweight crown in the Dominican Republic with a sixth round stoppage of local man Edward Diaz.

Suwa recently took the time to do a short Q & A, allowing us to learn a little bit more about him and his career.


Q: How did you get into boxing?

A: I had some friends who were professional boxers, and I guess seeing them train and fight motivated me to become a boxer too.


Q: Did you have a long amateur career?

A: No, I had no amateur career at all. I went straight to professional boxing.

Q: All your fights in Japan have taken place at the iconic Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. What is it like to fight there?

A: Korakuen Hall is very well known in Japan, and the best place to fight. It is authentic Japanese boxing history.

Q: How did you get the nickname “Cobra”?

A: My boss gave me that name. He said “you can knock someone out with one shot. You have poison”.

Q: Who has been the best opponent you have faced?

A: I have faced many good opponents, so its hard to say. But the last guy I boxed in Dominican Republic (Edward Diaz), he was very good.

Q: Its noteworthy that you have had six fights in Thailand. Did you live there at one point?

A: No, I didn't live in Thailand. I just got the opportunity to fight there several times, because a Japanese promoter was doing shows in Thailand.

Q: What are your plans for your immediate future in the ring?

A: Well, I don't have much time left as a boxer because of my age, but I would of course like to defend my UBO title if possible.








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