For this time, WBC Cares Japan combined the event with 100th anniversary celebration event with WBC Cares event to have “Past 100th year” and “Future 100 years” of boxing under the theme of “”Realization of a symbiotic society where no one is left behind = Never give up on any possibility”
Part1: Past 100 years of boxing
“Best 10 bouts in Japanese boxing history” was announced and the video were showed. These bouts were selected by famous and legendary writer, Mr.Tsue, who has been a writer since early 1970’s.
Started from very first World title fought by 1st Japanese boxer who became the 1st ever World Champion, Yoshio Shirai vs. Dado Marino in 1952.
The best bout was in 1965, fight of Fighting Harada vs. Brazilian boxer Eder Jofre.
2nd best bout was the recent bout of Naoya Inoue vs. Nonito Donaire in 2019
3rd best bout was in 1971, fight if Kazuyoshi Kanazawa vs. Ruben Olivares.
Talk session by Hiroyuki Sakamoto
The talk session by Hiroyuki Sakamoto, 34th Light weight OPBF Champion followed.
He was raised in an Orphanage and how boxing changed his life.
Future 100 years: Never give up on the possibility
Many Champions have participated in the 2nd part of the event.
– Koki Kameda: WBC World Fly weight, WBA Lt.Fly & Bantam weight Champion,
– Akinobu Hiranaka: WBA Jr.Welter Weight Champion.
– Naomi Togashi; WBC Lt.Fly weight Champion
– Naoko Fujioka: WBA Fly & S.Fly Weight, WBC Mini Fly weight, WBO Lt.Fly & Bantam weight Champion
– Ryoichi Taguchi: WBA & IBF Lt.Fly Weight Champion
– Ayaka Miyao: WBA Lt. Minimum & Atom weight Champion
Wheelchair boxing: trial session
We have created the ring which the pole will come down for wheelchair to come into the ring without hustle.
This system has been in process of register to be patented.
“ I am so thrilled that I had never dreamed on getting in the ring in my life!”
Blind Boxing session
Blind boxing performance was also presented.
Children Shadow boxing Session
Best shadow boxer was to be selected by judges of Champions
Boxing teaching session by Champions.
Signed gloves and T-shirts were sold for the charity of “WBC Covid funds”.
A day long event was a great success which National Broadcasting TV station showed on evening news.
Chisa / WBC cares Japan Chapter