Former world champ Shinsuke Yamanaka retires

More Sports / Boxing Mar 27, 2018

Former world champ Shinsuke Yamanaka retires

Shinsuke Yamanaka, who successfully defended his WBC bantamweight crown in 12 consecutive fights spoke on Monday about his career and his decision to retire. "There is some sadness, but at the same time I want to indulge in some self praise, having really done well," ...

'God's Left' readies for title defense

More Sports / Boxing Feb 23, 2017

'God's Left' readies for title defense

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Shinsuke Yamanaka has an intriguing nickname, "God's Left," given to him because of the devastating blows he delivers with his left hand, which everyone, including upcoming opponent Carlos Carlson, surely recognizes as his signature weapon. But the unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion's left might be even ...