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JPBA head hopes to see penalties toughen for boxer failing to clear official weigh-in

May 21, 2024 20:34 pm

  Japan Pro Boxing Association President Shoji Kobayashi said after the association’s regular executive meeting on May 21 in Tokyo that the association will continue to ask Japan Boxing Commission to strengthen penalties for boxers failing to clear official weigh-ins for their fights.

JPBA head Kobayashi

  There have recently been frequent occurrences of boxers failing to clear such weigh-ins.

  According to Kobayashi, JPBA is poised to submit a written request to JBC, including the idea to move forward the time when a boxer can weigh in on the morning of a match day after failing to clear an official weigh-in on the preceding day, prolonging the suspension period of such boxer’s license, etc.

  ‘’Everybody is very nervous about the matter of overweight,’’ added Kobayashi, head of Celes Boxing Sports Gym.

  In this connection, JBC is said to be scheduled to host a medical workshop next month.

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