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Former minimumweight world champion Katsunari Takayama said Saturday he will hang up his gloves after missing out on his chance to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Takayama, who was granted an amateur license so he could attempt to qualify for a place at the 2020 Games, lost in the men’s flyweight division at the Tokai regional national championship qualifying tournament on Saturday in Kasamatsu, Gifu Prefecture.

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