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 ...

Editorials Jun 6, 2016

An icon passes on

Muhammed Ali called himself "the Greatest," and by the time of his passing many in the world would agree.

'Southpaw': Boxing that lacks punching power

Film / Reviews Jun 1, 2016

'Southpaw': Boxing that lacks punching power

by Kaori Shoji

Just because you've seen this story before doesn't mean you shouldn't see it again ... I think. "Southpaw" is an excessive, some may even say maniacal, retread of boxing movie classics such as the "Rocky" franchise, "The Fighter" and "Raging Bull. But it's so ...

Experts decry bringing pro boxers to Rio

Olympics | OLYMPIC NOTEBOOK May 28, 2016

Experts decry bringing pro boxers to Rio

by Ed Odeven

Whether or not the International Boxing Association (AIBA) allows professional boxers to compete at the Olympics for the first time at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Games, the idea has sparked widespread criticism. The sport's world governing body reportedly plans to finalize its decision on ...