We are sad to report that former Japanese fighter Iwao Hakamada, AKA "The Japanese Rubin Carter", is in hospital after suffering a fall at home.
Hakamada, who served more than 40 years on death row, was said to be in good health despite the fall, though we do need to worry for the 78 who was said to have been suffering mental health problems prior to his release from prison. Thankfully he was said to have been in cheerful spirits whilst in hospital.
We'd like to wish Mr Hakamada a swift recovery from his recent fall and we hope the injuries he sustained aren't too bad though at the moment we're not fully sure how bad they were. We have been informed that the actual injuries aren't terrible though he's being kept in hospital due to other health issues, notably diabetes which he suffers from.
Get well soon Mr Hakamada! From all the team at www.asianboxing.info
(Image courtesy of the courtesy Japan Professional Boxing Association featuring Mr Hakamada, his sister and the general secretary for the JPBA)
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