The Japanese Amateur Boxing Federation announced Monday it will set up an independent committee to investigate allegations of improper conduct by its president Akira Yamane. The announcement on the federation's website follows requests by the Japanese Olympic Committee and the Japan Sports Association for an investigation into the allegations against the year-old president. Akira Yamane, right, and boxer Ryota Murata in February In a letter sent to the JOC last month by a privately formed amateur boxing group, Yamane was accused of a long list of improprieties including pressuring referees to fix the outcome of matches. In the latest allegation to emerge, Yamane is said to have held a monopoly on the sale of boxing gloves used in official JABF competitions.
Japan amateur boxing chief Akira Yamane quits after misconduct scandal
Japan Amateur Boxing Federation - GTP
Japan Amateur Boxing Federation JABF President Akira Yamane announced his resignation on Wednesday 8 August after weeks of media frenzy over an array of misconduct allegations, including match-fixing, ties to a mobster and misuse of grant money. Bowing at a news conference carried live on national TV, the year-old denied several claims against him, including swaying decisions towards fighters from his native Nara prefecture. Please, if in the future, you become unable to participate in the Tokyo Olympics, there will be the next Olympics. Please work toward that.
Japan's amateur boxing community still faces crisis after Yamane quits
Jump to navigation. Boxing in Japan is usually of the lower weight-class variety, but that hasn't stopped Japan from producing a number of top-flight fighters. Harada is one of the top fighters in Japanese history, winning five world championships in the flyweight and bantamweight divisions during his career.