More Sports / Boxing Sep 28, 2018

HBO to end live boxing broadcasts after 45 years

HBO is walking away from professional boxing after 45 years of live fight programming, the U.S. cable network confirmed Thursday. HBO's long association with the sport began in 1973 when it carried George Foreman's stunning knockout of reigning heavyweight world champion Joe Frazier. The network pioneered ...

Boxing legend Gushiken inspires younger Okinawa generation

National Jul 7, 2017

Boxing legend Gushiken inspires younger Okinawa generation

Yoko Gushiken, a boxing legend who hails from Okinawa, hopes young people from prefecture will be brave enough to take on any challenge and succeed in any field. "I had been fighting 120 percent for Okinawa," Gushiken said in a recent interview, recalling the days ...