The Japan Boxing Commission, which oversees professional bouts in the country, will be dissolved because of financial difficulties, a source familiar with the matter said Thursday.

The move is expected to be announced at a board meeting later in the day, with discussions under way on reforming the organization under a different corporate structure.

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