Nobuhiro Ishida is a professional boxer from Japan. He is a former WBA interim super welterweight champion who is best known for knocking out James Kirkland in a middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Las Vegas in April 2011. Ishida has so far been promoted by Canelo Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions among others and has been cotrained by Rudy Hernndez and Daisuke Okabe, while residing back and forth between Los Angeles, California, United States and Osaka, Japan.
Ishida was born in Tamana District, Kumamoto and moved to Neyagawa, Osaka soon after. He began boxing at the Osaka Teiken Boxing Gym at the sixth grade of elementary school . When Ishida was a high school freshman, he fought as an infighter in the flyweight division at 176 centimeters tall. He won the national high school invitational tournament in the lightweight division in 1993.