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 ...

Aug 30, 2013

WBA orders Kameda to fight super champ Moreno

WBA bantamweight super champion Anselmo Moreno of Panama and Japan’s regular bantamweight world champion Koki Kameda have been summoned to negotiate a mandatory fight for the outright championship of the division, the World Boxing Association said on its official Website. Both parties have until ...

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 ...

Jan 26, 2011

The strange rebirth of American leadership

by Kenneth Weisbrode

FLORENCE, Italy — At the recent annual meetings of the American Economic Association, there was widespread pessimism about the future of the United States. “The age of American predominance is over,” declared one economist. “The U.S. should brace for social unrest amid blame over ...

Jan 6, 2011

Crisis shows African Union's limits

by Gwynne Dyer

LONDON — “It’s not a bluff,” said an adviser to Alassane Ouattara, the real winner in November’s presidential election in Ivory Coast, who is now besieged in a hotel in Abidjan, the capital, under United Nations protection. “The (African Union) soldiers are coming much ...