Super bantamweight Kubo gets first shot at world title

More Sports / Boxing Feb 10, 2017

Super bantamweight Kubo gets first shot at world title

Shun Kubo will face Venezuelan champion Nehomar Cermeno for the WBA super bantamweight world title, his Shinsei Gym announced on Friday. The 26-year-old Kubo, ranked ninth, will be taking his first shot at a world title at Osaka's Edion Arena on April 9. "I have to ...

Decorated boxing champion Hasegawa hangs up his gloves

More Sports / Boxing Dec 9, 2016

Decorated boxing champion Hasegawa hangs up his gloves

Three-division belt winner Hozumi Hasegawa announced his retirement on Friday, bringing his decorated 17-year boxing career to an end with a 36-5 record, including 16 knockouts. The fleet-footed 35-year-old retires as WBC super bantamweight champion after he defeated Mexican Hugo Ruiz by technical knockout ...