Boxing legend Yoko Gushiken announces gym closure, citing age

Boxing Jun 7, 2020

Boxing legend Yoko Gushiken announces gym closure, citing age

Yoko Gushiken, who made 13 successful defenses of his WBA light flyweight championship before losing his final pro fight, announced Saturday that he is closing down the Shirai Gushiken Sports Gym, where he serves as chairman. The gym, located in Tokyo, was founded in 1995 ...

Kyoei Gym to close due to infighting

More Sports / Boxing Dec 7, 2019

Kyoei Gym to close due to infighting

The Kyoei Gym, which has been the Tokyo training base for 13 world champions including boxing legend Yoko Gushiken, will shut its doors, gym president Keiichiro Kanehira said Saturday. According to Kanehira, after filing documents to halt business operations with the East Japan Boxing Association ...

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 ...

Yamanaka not focused on matching Gushiken's record

More Sports / Boxing Jul 5, 2017

Yamanaka not focused on matching Gushiken's record

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka insists attempting to match a 37-year-old Japanese record will not affect his performance when he fights Mexican challenger Luis Nery next month. Yamanaka, 34, will be aiming to tie former WBA light flyweight champion Yoko Gushiken's record of 13 consecutive ...

More Sports / Boxing Jun 15, 2015

Gushiken, Oba inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

Yoko Gushiken, the WBA light flyweight champion from 1976-81, and Masao Oba, who was the WBA flyweight champion when he died in a road accident in 1973 at age 23, were inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday. Okinawa native Gushiken holds ...