Earlier today the West Japan Boxing Association had a vote to decide their President for the next 3 years. The votes saw former world champion Hiroki Ioka [井岡 弘樹] win the election, with a margin of 42 votes against 19 won by Eijiro Murata, for the second time.
Mr Ioka, who won the presidency back in 2013, had originally won by a very slim margin 3 years ago but this time won the vote with an over whelming majority, showing that the voters have been won over by his presidency, which has helped to bring the Association along in a big way.
The term of the presidency begins on April 1st and will see the former 2 weight world champion, and the uncle of current world champion Kazuto Ioka [井岡 一翔], continue to develop the boxing in the West of Japan and it seems that one of his aims is to help retired fighters find something gainful to do after their careers are over. It's something that a number of former fighters have began to try and develop and it seems to have been one of the keys to Mr Ioka's campaign.
(Image courtesy of daily.co.jp)
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