Earlier today saw the announcement that Takao Sasaki had passed away, on March 18th.
Although a relative unknown outside of Japan Mr Sasaki was repsonsible for the Tatsuhigashi gym, later renamed the Tokuhon Boxing Gym, which he set up and run.
The gym might not have been a huge one but it did have a number of success including the always fun to watch Koji Numata, who was the gym's last title winner having held the OPBF Light Middleweight title in recent years.
The cause of Mr Sasaki's death wasn't given to us but he was 71 and had seemignly been set to close the gym.
We'd liek to send out thoughts to Mr Sasaki's family and friends.
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