Masanobu Goshu

Japanese kickboxer
Masanobu Goshu
Born郷州 征宜
(1986-04-10) April 10, 1986 (age 36)
Hadano, Kanagawa, Japan
Other namesRiki Goshu (郷州 力)[1]
NationalityJapanese
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight60 kg (130 lb; 9.4 st)
StyleKickboxing
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofTokyo, Japan
TeamK-1 Gym So-Honbu Team Pegasus (2016-2022) PHOENIX (2009-2016)
Kickboxing record
Total36
Wins25
By knockout7
Losses11
By knockout2

Masanobu Goshu is a retired Japanese kickboxer. He is a former Krush Super Featherweight champion.

Biography and career

Early life

Goshu was born with hearing loss. He started to play baseball in elementary school and dreamed of becoming a professional, he played for the Tokai University Fuzoku Kofu Senior High School team and participated to the 2004 summer Koshien tournament. He started kickboxing after high school. At 21 he moved to Tokyo and joined PHOENIX GYM with the ambition of becoming professional.[2] He won the 2011 All Japan KAMINARIMON -65kg title as a part of the RISE organization amateur program.[3]

RISE career

Goshu turned professional under the ring name "Riki Goshu" at RISE 85 on November 23, 2011 where he defeated Shuto Miyazaki by unanimous decision.[4]

On March 11, 2012 Goshu appeared in the first round of the 2012 RISE Rising Rookies Cup at RISE ZERO. He defeated Takeo by unanimous decision to qualify for the Cup final.[5] The final of the Rookies Cup happened on October 25, 2012 at RISE 90 where he defeated Kaido by unanimous decision.[6]

On June 9, 2013 Goshu faced KING at RISE 93. He won the fight by majority decision.[7]

On September 13, 2013 Goshu faced TASUKU at RISE 95. He won the fight by majority decision.[8]

On November 4, 2013 Goshu faced Yuma Yamaguchi at RISE 96. He won the fight by knockout in the second round after flooring his opponent three times.[9]

Goshu challenged Kosuke Komiyama for his RISE Super Featherweight title at RISE 97. He lost the fight by majority decision.[10]

On July 14, 2014 Goshu faced Tatsuya Inaishi at RISE 100 -BLADE 0-. He won the fight by majority decision.[11]

On December 29, 2014 Goshu faced SHIGERU in the first round of the BLADE FC Japan -61kg Tournament at BLADE 1. He lost the fight by knockout in the third round.[12]

On March 21, 2015 Goshu defeated Sho Ogawa by unanimous decision at RISE 104.[13]

On July 12, 2015 Goshu challenged Hikaru Machida for his REBELS -60kg title. He lost by unanimous decision after five rounds.[14]

Goshu faced Kodai Nobe on October 12, 2015 at RISE 107 in a fight serving as the semi final for the vacant super feather weight championship tournament. He lost the fight byy majority decision.[15]

K-1 and Krush career

In early 2016 Goshu changed gym and joined the K-1 organization. He made his promotional debut on Aprl 24, 2016 at K-1 World GP 2016 -60kg Japan Tournament in a tournament reserve fight where he faced Shota Kanbe. He lost the fight by extension round split decision.[16]

On December 18, 2016 Goshu engaged in a tournament for the vacant Krush Super Featherweight championship. In the first round He defeated Yoshiki Harada at Krush 71 by knockout.[17] In the quarter final happening on Krush 73 he defeated Takeshi Watanabe by unanimous decision.[18]

He faced Riku Anpo in the semi final of the tournament at Krush 75 on April 2, 2017. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[19]

On May 28, 2017 Goshu faced Toshi in the semi final of a tournament for the super fetatherweight championship challenger position at Krush 76. He won the fight by knckout in the third round.[20]

On August 6, 2017 he defeated Fumiya Osawa by unanimous decision at Krush 78 and became the official Super Featherweight championship challenger.[21]

On October 1, 2017 he rematched Riku Anpo for his Krush Super Featherweight title. He won the fight by split decision.[22]

On March 21, 2018 Goshu engaged in the 2018 K-1 Worldg GP -60kg World Tournmanent at K-1 World GP 2018: K'FESTA.1. In the quarter finals he faced Dennis Wosik who he defeated by majority decision.[23] Advancing to the semifinals, he faced Takeru. He lost the fight by knockout, two and half minutes into the first round, after receiving a right straight off of a step-up knee feint. Goshu was unable to beat the eight-count.[24]

Goshu made his first defense of the Krush Super Featherweight title at Krush 89 against Kotaro Shimano. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[25]

On September 24, 2018 Goshu faced Suarek Rukkukamui at K-1 World GP 2018: inaugural Cruiserweight Championship Tournament. He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[26]

Goshu rebounded from his three fights losing streak when he defeated Naoki Yamamoto by extension round unanimous deicision at Krush 96 on December 16, 2018.[27]

On March 10, 2019 Goshu faced Kosuke Komiyama at K-1 World GP 2019: K’FESTA 2. He lsot the fight by unanimous decision.[28]

On May 18, 2019 Goshu was faced Yutaka at Krush 101, he was defeated by unanimous decision.[29] Following this loss Goshu distanced himself from kickboxing and later chose to retire due to the covid pandemic induced break and the birth of his first child.

On July 7, 2022 the K-1 producer announced that Goshu's retirement ceremony would be held at Krush 140 on August 27, 2022.[30]

Titles and accomplishments

Professional

  • RISE
    • 2012 Rising Rookies Cup Super Featherweight Winner

Amateur

  • RISE
    • 2011 KAMINARIMON All Japan -65kg Champion & Event MVP

Awards

  • efight.jp
    • Fighter of the Month (october 2017)[31]

Kickboxing record

Professional Kickboxing Record
25 Wins (7 (T)KO's), 11 Losses, 0 Draw, 0 No Contest
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2019-05-18 Loss Japan Yutaka Krush 101 Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2019-03-10 Loss Japan Kosuke Komiyama K-1 World GP 2019: K’FESTA 2 Saitama, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2018-12-16 Win Japan Naoki Yamamoto Krush.96 Tokyo, Japan Ext.R Decision (Unanimous) 4 3:00
2018-09-24 Loss Thailand Suarek Rukkukamui K-1 World GP 2018: inaugural Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Saitama, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2018-06-30 Loss Japan Kotaro Shimano Krush.89 Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Loses the Krush Super Featherweight title.
2018-03-21 Loss Japan Takeru K-1 World GP 2018: K'FESTA.1 -60 kg World Tournament, Semi Finals Saitama, Japan KO (Punches) 1 2:25
2018-03-21 Win Germany Dennis Wosik K-1 World GP 2018: K'FESTA.1 -60 kg World Tournament, Quarter Finals Saitama, Japan Decision (Majority) 3 3:00
2017-10-01 Win Japan Riku Anpo Krush.81 Tokyo, Japan Decision (Split) 3 3:00
Wins the Krush Super Featherweight title.
2017-08-06 Win Japan Fumiya Osawa Krush 78 Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2017-05-28 Win Japan Toshi Krush 76 Tokyo, Japan KO (Knee to the body) 3 2:08
2017-04-02 Loss Japan Riku Anpo Krush.75 - Super Featherweight Championship Tournament Semi Final Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2017-02-18 Win Japan Takeshi Watanabe Krush 73 - Super Featherweight Championship Tournament Quarter Final Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2016-12-18 Win Japan Yoshiki Harada Krush 71 Tokyo, Japan TKO (3 knockdowns) 3 1:10
2016-04-24 Loss Japan Shota Kanbe K-1 World GP 2016 -60kg Japan Tournament Tokyo, Japan Ext.R Decision (Split) 4 3:00
2016-01-31 Win Japan Kazuma RISE 109 Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2015-10-12 Loss Japan Kodai Nobe RISE 107 - Super Featherweight Championship Tournament Semi Final Tokyo, Japan Decision (Majority) 3 3:00
2015-07-12 Loss Japan Hikaru Machida REBELS 37 Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
For the REBELS -60kg title.
2015-05-31 Win Japan Fumihiro Uesugi RISE 105 Tokyo, Japan Ext.R Decision (Split) 4 3:00
2015-03-21 Win Japan Sho Ogawa RISE 104 Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2014-12-29 Loss Japan SHIGERU BLADE 1 - BLADE FC Japan -61kg Tournament Quarter Finals Tokyo, Japan KO (Flying knee) 3 2:59
2014-09-28 Win Japan Yusuke Nogami RISE 101 Tokyo, Japan TKO (Corner stoppage) 2 0:21
2014-07-12 Win Japan Tatsuya Inaishi RISE 100 ~BLADE 0~ Tokyo, Japan Decision (Majority) 3 3:00
2014-04-29 Win Japan Scorpion RISE 99 Tokyo, Japan TKO (Referee stoppage) 2 2:47
2014-01-25 Loss Japan Kosuke Komiyama RISE 97 Tokyo, Japan Decision (Majority) 5 3:00
For the RISE Super Featherweight title.
2013-11-04 Win Japan Yuma Yamaguchi RISE 96 Tokyo, Japan TKO (3 knockdowns) 2 0:56
2013-09-13 Win Japan TASUKU RISE 95 Tokyo, Japan Decision (Majority) 3 3:00
2013-06-09 Win Japan KING RISE 93 Tokyo, Japan Decision (Majority) 3 3:00
2013-04-14 Win Japan Fumiya Sasaki RISE ZERO Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2013-02-03 Win Japan Shinichi Ishii RISE ZERO Tokyo, Japan Ext.R Decision (Unanimous) 4 3:00
2012-10-25 Win Japan Kaido RISE 90 - Rising Rookies Cup Final Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Wins 2012 RISE Rookies Cup Super Featherweight title.
2012-06-02 Win Japan Genki RISE 88 Tokyo, Japan TKO 2 1:24
2012-03-11 Win Japan Takeo RISE ZERO - Rising Rookies Cup Semi Final Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2012-01-28 Win Japan Akito RISE 86 Tokyo, Japan TKO (Referee stoppage) 3 1:24
2011-11-23 Win Japan Shuto Miyazaki RISE 85 Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes
Amateur Kickboxing Record
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2011-09-18 Win Japan Daiki Kaneko KAMINARIMON All Japan, Final Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 1 3:00
Wins 2011 KAMINARIMON All Japan -65kg title.
2011-09-18 Win Japan KAMINARIMON All Japan, Semi Final Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 1 2:00
2011-04-17 Win Japan Issei Murate KAMINARIMON Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 2 1:30
2010-10-31 Win Japan Osamu Nakamoto KAMINARIMON Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 2 1:30
2010-05-30 Win Japan Aito Matsumoto KAMINARIMON Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 2 1:30
2010-04-25 Win Japan Keisuke Taguchi KAMINARIMON Tokyo, Japan Decision (Unanimous) 2 1:30
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

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