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Boxing chief Akira Yamane quits amid misconduct scandal

More Sports / Boxing Aug 8, 2018

Boxing chief Akira Yamane quits amid misconduct scandal

Japan Amateur Boxing Federation President Akira Yamane announced his resignation Wednesday following multiple allegations of misconduct, including pressuring referees to fix matches and misuse of grant money. Yamane, 78, has denied several allegations against him, but acknowledged his relationship with a former gang leader, prompting ...

JABF scandal causes meet to go to video

More Sports / Boxing Aug 2, 2018

JABF scandal causes meet to go to video

Nationwide criticism over allegations of the Japan Amateur Boxing Federation's questionable decisions by referees has forced a national high school meet starting Thursday in Gifu Prefecture to make video recordings of all matches. The JABF denied the allegations in a statement released Wednesday, but Eiji ...