Murata ready for 2nd title shot

More Sports / Boxing Sep 16, 2017

Murata ready for 2nd title shot

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Sports competitions are often considered like chess matches, and when you face the same opponent twice, the second time is different because you and your opponent are going to come at each other with different preparation, tactics and strategy. With a little over a month ...

More Sports / Boxing Aug 26, 2017

Without rematch, Yamanaka to retire

Shinsuke Yamanaka will hang up his gloves unless a rematch with newly crowned WBC bantamweight champion Luis Nery is proposed, Teiken Gym president Akihiko Honda said Friday. Honda wants a rematch between the 34-year-old Yamanaka, who was denied a Japanese record-equaling 13th straight title defense ...

'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 ...