Ex-amateur Boxing Chief Quits All Posts

Ex-amateur boxing chief quits all posts

The Japan Amateur Boxing Federation says its former chief Akira Yamane has quit the other amateur boxing bodies he belonged to and resigned from senior posts.

The JABF announced on Wednesday that Yamane revealed his resignations to JABF managing director Teruo Yoshimori.

Disgraced Amateur Boxing Federation Chief Quits

Disgraced amateur boxing federation chief quits

The scandal-plagued chief of the Japan Amateur Boxing Federation has given up his post.

Akira Yamane announced he was stepping down immediately at a news conference in the city of Osaka, western Japan, on Wednesday. He apologized to amateur boxers for the scandals.

Boxing Chief Admits Friendship With Ex-gangster

Boxing chief admits friendship with ex-gangster

The chairman of the Japan Amateur Boxing Federation has admitted to a decades-long association with a gangster.

Akira Yamane told NHK on Sunday that the 2 became friends when he was a teenager, and that their friendship continued after he joined the board of the boxing federation in 1991.

Japanese Boxing Federation Faces Allegations

Japanese boxing federation faces allegations

The Japan Amateur Boxing Federation is facing a wide range of allegations of misconduct, including the inappropriate use of grant money.

More than 300 people with links to the sport made the allegations. They called on the Japan Sports Agency, the Japan Sport Council, and other institutions to open an investigation.

Nintendo Announces 'fitness Boxing' For The Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Announces 'Fitness Boxing' For The Nintendo Switch

Let's face it, we know that exercise is good for us but yet many of us find it a struggle to get ourselves out there to the gym, to the pool, to the park, and so on. What if exercise could be gamified, would that be something you might be interested in? The good news for Nintendo Switch owners is that a new fitness game will be headed to the console.

Announced by Nintendo, a new fitness game called "Fitness Boxing" will be launched on the Switch. Developed by Imagineer, this can be thought of as the spiritual successor to the Shape Boxing series that was launched on the Wii and managed to sell 800,000 copies worldwide. As expected the game will take advantage of the motion controllers in the Joy-Con controllers.

Ftc Looks Into Olympic Boxing Ban On Former Pros

FTC looks into Olympic boxing ban on former pros

Japan's Fair Trade Commission has asked the country's Amateur Boxing Federation to consider allowing retired professional boxers to compete in the Olympics.

People familiar with the matter say the antitrust watchdog visited the federation on Monday to inquire about a case involving former minimum-weight world champion Katsunari Takayama.

Boxing: Yamanaka Named Japan's Boxer Of The Year

Boxing: Yamanaka named Japan's Boxer of the YearUnbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka was named the 2016 Boxer of the Year on Friday by the Japan Boxing Committee.
Yamanaka, who also won the annual award three years ago, is second only to former WBA light flyweight champ Yoko Gushiken (13) in consecutive title defenses after extending his record to 11 in September.

‘salaryman’ Boxer Becomes World Champ

‘Salaryman’ boxer becomes world champYu Kimura, who works full-time at a trading company, showed Saturday he was also adept at trading punches.
Kimura became a world champion for the first time at age 32, winning a split decision to wrest the WBC light flyweight title from champion Pedro Guevara of Mexico.

Boxing : Amateur Champ Inoue Follows Kin Into Pro Ring

Boxing : Amateur champ Inoue follows kin into pro ringOne of Japan’s top boxing clans will have another member in the professional ranks with the decision of Koki Inoue to follow his title-holding younger cousins into the pro ring.
The 23-year-old Inoue, who has accumulated five major national amateur titles, will join the same Ohashi Gym as cousins Naoya Inoue, 22, the World Boxing Organization super flyweight champion, and Takuma Inoue, 19, who holds the Orient-Pacific Boxing Federation super flyweight belt.

Female Boxing Heats Up In Bid For Wider Recognition

Female boxing heats up in bid for wider recognitionKorakuen Hall, the bastion of Japanese boxing in the Kanto region, saw its share of championship fights this autumn. But what made these bouts stand out is that they were between women.
Seven years have passed since the Japan Boxing Commission sanctioned the first female boxer. Currently, there are six female Japanese world champions, but they all face the same problem — a lack of name recognition. Champions and challengers alike exchange blows with the common wish of raising the profile of women’s boxing.