More Sports Apr 8, 2019

Manny Pacquiao follows Floyd Mayweather in signing with RIZIN

Filipino multiple world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has signed with RIZIN, the Japanese mixed martial arts organization that put together Floyd Mayweather's exhibition fight in Tokyo on New Year's Eve, its CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara said on Monday. Sakakibara posted photographs on Twitter of the 40-year-old ...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks to expand brand in Japan

More Sports / Boxing Sep 17, 2018

Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks to expand brand in Japan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Floyd Mayweather says he doesn't really miss fighting yet and is looking forward to expanding his brand through business. The former five-division and 12-time boxing world champion is currently visiting Japan to form "TMT Tokyo" and establish a partnership between his newly-announced Mayweather Holdings, Japan's ...

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 ...

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

Basketball Aug 7, 2015

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

China will host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the sport's global governing body announced on Friday night in Tokyo. The organizing committees of the Philippines and China made final presentations at a Tokyo hotel before votes were cast by FIBA Central Board members. China defeated ...

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Basketball Aug 6, 2015

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Before the start of the three-day FIBA Central Board meeting on Friday, the Japan Basketball Association hosted a welcome party for the sport's executives at a Tokyo hotel. The dignitaries included FIBA president Horacio Muratore and FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann on Thursday night. One ...

More Sports / Boxing Jul 7, 2015

WBO strips Mayweather of welterweight title

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules, the World Boxing Organization said on Monday. Mayweather, who improved to 48-0 by beating Pacquiao in May, missed a ...