Starting off his pro career on January 2009 age 17, Akihiro Matsumoto has had a total of 18 fights - 12 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draws. 6 of the wins coming via stoppage. He started his best winning streak on January 2009 however, this came to an end on October 2010. In this period he won a total of 7 fights.
In his debut fight, Matsumoto's became only the 2nd fighter to go the distance with Max Takeru, winning by UD in round 4 of 4. Matsumoto rise in boxing continued with 9 fights against fighters such as Katsuhisa Shiokawa, Kenji Mimura and Naoki Nishiguchi.
On December 19th, 2010, Matsumoto took on and was defeated by Coach Hiroto in his first career defeat meaning his career tally went to 7-1-0. Matsumoto's first defeat came over the full distance against Coach Hiroto on December 19th, 2010. The fight went to the judges in a UD loss for Matsumoto. Matsumoto's win streak of 7 rose to 9 following 2 wins against boxers such as Xiang Qi mo and Jiang Tao.
Matsumoto went into his next fight against Jaesung Lee on December 11th, 2011 with a career record of 9-3-0. Lee proved to be the biggest challenge to date for Matsumoto, Matsumoto never really got going in the fight and Lee handed Matsumoto his first stoppage defeat in the 1st round of a 8 rounder.
On July 14th, 2013, Matsumoto went into action again and beat Mahahia Bobbygym taking the winning record to 12 wins. Becoming the first person to stop Mahahia Bobbygym, Matsumoto beat Bobbygym via RTD in the 5th round of a 8 round fight.
The next defeat of Matsumoto's career came against Ye-joon Kim on April 13th, 2014. This took his career record to 12-5-1. Matsumoto struggled from the off with Kim, suffering his 2nd stoppage defeat out of 18 career fights. The latest loss on Matsumoto's journey came via TKO in round 9.