Fujiwara Yoshio (藤原 義男) is a featherweight boxer affiliated with the Maeda Boxing Gym. Nothing is revealed about this fighter prior to his first appearance, as there were no significant events leading up to the fight.
|Japanese Name||藤原 義男|
|Birth date||October 13, 1972|
|Height||167 cm (5'5")|
|Reach||167.8 cm (66")|
|Current Affiliation||Maeda Boxing Gym|
|Trainer||Fujiwara Yoshio's Coach|
|Wins by KO||0|
|Manga Debut||Round 25|
|Anime Debut||Round 12 (The Fighting)|
|Voice Actor||Tachiki Fumihiko|
Fujiwara challenged Makunouchi Ippo as his third opponent in the pro ring. At the advice of his coach, he attempted to in-fight with Ippo, but after feeling the powerful blows, he realized he had no chance in a fair fight, so Fujiwara decided to use headbutts. Although the referee spots his foul play once he is still quite skilled at hiding it. This gives him a temporary advantage, however, Ippo is able to block the headbutting with one of his own and defeats him in the first round.
Despite his fouls and overall unlikable demeanor. Ippo still seems to respect him just like all of his other opponents, as Fujiwara appears, alongside many others, in numerous flashbacks when Ippo reminisces over fighting against previous challengers.
|LOSS||1-2-0||Makunouchi Ippo||KO||1(4), 2:50||1991-02||Tokyo, Japan||Ipo match after pro debut|
|Umezawa||Bokushingu Sekai no Taigaa Jetto Shin||ボクシング世界のタイガー・ジェット・シン||Tiger Jeet Singh of the Boxing World|
AppearanceEditFujiwara has a well-built body with a rough Yakuza-like face. He has short dark brown hair with a prominent hairline, no eyebrows, a mustache, and a large nose.
Fujiwara cheats freely during his match with Ippo, suggesting he has no respect for the sport of boxing and wants only to win.
- He was modeled after pro wrestler Fujiwara Yoshiaki.