June
17
Monday

Boxing News|Boxing beat

share

21°C Rain
Tokyo

Home > Match Information > Hiranaka Boxing gym head takes indefinite break from being promoter for fake boxing bouts

Hiranaka Boxing gym head takes indefinite break from being promoter for fake boxing bouts

Mar 10, 2024 20:38 pm

Nobuaki Hiranaka, the head of Okinawa’s Hiranaka Boxing School Gym, took an indefinite break from being a promoter for having two unauthorized Nigerians taking part in the professional boxing bouts in Sapporo in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, on May 14 last year, Japan Boxing Commission said on March 10.

According to JBC, the two Nigerian ‘’boxers,’’ who were knocked out easily in the first round in their respective bouts with fellow Nigerians, were recently found to be different persons from the ones originally intended.

The two knocked-out Nigerians were said to be brought to Japan through Bobby Ologun, a once-popular Nigerian-born television personality in Japan who was serving as a manager of Hiranaka gym.  

  The two were later found out to be Nigerians living in Japan. While they had some experience in boxing, they did not have any professional bouts.

  Though JBC asked Hiranaka to show the passports of the boxers and a Nigerian trainer, Hiranaka, a former World Boxing Association super lightweight champion, refused that while strongly calling for staging the event.

  After the ‘’imposter incident’’ was disclosed, JBC nullified the two ‘’fights.’’ The three are suspected to be living (or having lived) in Japan.

Related article
モバイルバージョンを終了