We are sad to report that former 5-weight Japanese national champion Tadashi Yuba (46-10-2, 33) has announced his retirement from the sport of boxing, aged 37.
Yuba made the announcement over his personal blog and has indicated that he will take part in a retirement ceremony set for February 10th at the Korakuen Hall, though no sparring opponent has yet been named for the ceremony.
This announcement comes just a few weeks after Yuba was beaten by Filipino fighter Dennis Laurente in an OPBF Light Middleweight title fight. It seems that that loss was the end for the popular fighter who has been involved in some thrillers through out his long career, which began back in 1996.
(Image courtesy of Tadashi Yuba's blog)
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