Sunday saw the Japanese Boxing Federation (JBF), who are in charge of amateur boxing in Japan, honour their top fighters with an awards ceremony based on the past year's achievements.
Among those honoured was stand out Ryomei Tanaka [田中亮明], who was awarded the MVP award following his gold medal at the Rio Olympic test event last year.
The fighter, the brother of WBO Minimumweight champion Kosei Tanaka (6-0, 3) [田中 恒成], said that he was hoping to got through the upcoming qualification event for the Olympics and is eyeing up a medal at Rio later this year.
Tanaka wasn't the only 2016 Olympic hopeful being given an award with the talented Daisuke Narimatsu [成松大介] also picking an honour, and also sounding positive about the upcoming Olympic qualification event. He's also confident of getting through to the Olympics and appears to be riding a high right now following a great run of results, including a recent win over Satoshi Shimizu [清水 聡] .
(Image courtesy of hochi.co.jp)
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