Aug 10, 2014

Peterson earns 10th-round KO; Garcia drops Salka in second round

Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson would have liked to fight each other to unify to junior welterweight division. Instead, they did what they were supposed to do against overmatched opponents Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. After Peterson retained his IBF junior ...

Murata determined to make major impact

Jul 21, 2014

Murata determined to make major impact

by Kaz Nagatsuka

For Ryota Murata, the middleweight gold medal he earned in London wields power. Now a professional boxer, Murata has quickly transformed himself into a national icon in his Olympic-crazed homeland. His public presence isn’t just limited to the boxing ring. Murata has also become ...

Boxer Carter passes away

Apr 21, 2014

Boxer Carter passes away

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from ...

Murata earns fourth-round TKO

Feb 22, 2014

Murata earns fourth-round TKO

London Olympic middleweight gold medalist Ryota Murata scored a fourth-round technical knockout of Brazilian Carlos Nascimento in his third professional boxing nontitle bout on Saturday. The referee stepped in to stop the bout 43 seconds into the fourth round at Cotai Arena at the ...

Feb 13, 2014

Light flyweight Inoue gets WBC title shot on April 6

Naoya Inoue will take his first crack at a world title in April, when he fights WBC light flyweight champion Adrian Hernandez of Mexico, Ohashi Gym said Thursday. The fight, scheduled for April 6 at Ota City General Gymnasium, will be the sixth of ...

Yamanaka knocks out Guevara to retain bantamweight title

Nov 10, 2013

Yamanaka knocks out Guevara to retain bantamweight title

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka defended his title for a fifth time with a ninth-round knockout of Mexican Alberto Guevara on Sunday in Tokyo. Japanese southpaw Yamanaka hit the challenger with a left hand — dubbed “God’s left” by his fans — 25 seconds ...

Jun 7, 2013

Tomoki Kameda gets WBO bantamweight title shot

Tomoki Kameda will take on champion Paulus Ambunda of Namibia for the WBO bantamweight title in Cebu in the Philippines on Aug. 1, the Kameda gym announced on Thursday. “I’m simply delighted. Finally the moment has come,” said Kameda, the youngest of the three ...