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Uchiyama slips back into the groove to defend title

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Takashi Uchiyama had his first bout of 2014 on the very final day of the year. In fact, it was his first fight in exactly a year, since last New Year’s Eve. That long layoff didn’t bother the 35-year-old champion, however. Uchiyama defended his WBA super featherweight belt for the ...

Jan 15, 2015

Pac-Man OKs marquee fight: Arum

Manny Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday, preparing for a meeting with contestants of the Miss Universe pageant. Whether he has an even bigger date on May 2 seems entirely up to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Promoter Bob Arum said Pacquiao has agreed to ...

Jan 8, 2015

Legend Ali released from hospital

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been released from a hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection, according to family spokesman Bob Gunnell. Gunnell said the 72-year-old three-time world heavyweight champion is back home after being released from an undisclosed hospital Tuesday night. ...

Dec 27, 2014

Kameda Gym management sues Japan Boxing Commission

The company that manages the three boxing Kameda brothers said Saturday that the management of their Kameda Gym have filed a suit against the Japan Boxing Commission, claiming the gym’s de facto suspension is unreasonable. The suit was filed with the Tokyo District Court ...

Dec 23, 2014

Ex-Klitschko brothers' trainer dies

A German boxing official says that Fritz Sdunek, who coached Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko among other champions, has died. He was 67. News agency dpa reported that the head of the Federation of German Professional Boxers, Thomas Puetz, said Sdunek died on Monday following ...

Dec 23, 2014

Ali's condition 'vastly improved'

A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion’s condition has “vastly improved” since he was admitted to a hospital with a mild case of pneumonia during the weekend. Ali spokesman Bob Gunnell said Monday that Ali’s doctors hope to discharge ...

Actor Rourke wins in return to boxing

Nov 29, 2014

Actor Rourke wins in return to boxing

Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring Friday at the age of 62, defeating a fighter less than half his age in an exhibition bout. Rourke sent 29-year-old Pasadena native Elliot Seymour to the canvas twice in the second round before the ...

Miura retains WBC super featherweight title with sixth-round TKO

Nov 22, 2014

Miura retains WBC super featherweight title with sixth-round TKO

Takashi Miura beat top-ranked Mexican challenger Edgar Puerta to successfully defend his super featherweight crown for a third time in a WBC world title doubleheader on Saturday. Miura scored a technical knockout victory in the sixth round at Yokohama International Swimming Pool, as did ...

Murata determined to tame 'Beast' Nicklow

Nov 11, 2014

Murata determined to tame 'Beast' Nicklow

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Middleweight boxer Ryota Murata will be in the ring for his sixth professional fight, against the United States’ Jessie Nicklow, while former double weight-class champion Jorge Linares will take on Javier Prieto for the WBC lightweight title at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Dec. 30, ...

Yaegashi to fight Guevara for vacant WBC light fly title

Nov 10, 2014

Yaegashi to fight Guevara for vacant WBC light fly title

Former WBC flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi will fight top-ranked Mexican Pedro Guevara for the vacant light flyweight title on Dec. 30, it was announced on Monday. The 31-year-old Yaegashi, who was dethroned as fly champion by Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua in September, is ranked ...

Nov 1, 2014

Tyson reveals he was abused as child

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was sexually abused when he was 7 years old by a stranger on the street, he told U.S. radio. The 48-year-old former boxer said an adult male grabbed him. “He bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff . . ...

Yamanaka defends belt against gritty Suriyan

Oct 23, 2014

Yamanaka defends belt against gritty Suriyan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka fell short of posting another KO win in a world title bout, but managed to retain his belt for the seventh consecutive time by defeating Thailand’s Suriyan Sor Rungvisai in an unanimous decision (114-110, 116-108, 115-109) at Yoyogi National ...