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Jan 17, 2015

Ali leaves hospital before birthday

Muhammad Ali’s latest hospital stay for a severe urinary tract infection ended Friday, a day before the boxing great celebrates his 73rd birthday. Ali was released from an undisclosed hospital where he received continued treatment for the same condition that initially put him in ...

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 ...

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 ...