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Boxing: Japan 'Speed King' Toshiaki Nishioka Hangs Up Gloves

TOKYO: Japan’s former World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka announced his retirement Tuesday, a month after losing a world title bout to Nonito Donaire of the Philippines. “I have done what I should do. I am fully satisfied with my boxing career,” the 36-year-old left-hander told a press conference in Tokyo. “I have experienced excitement many times through 18 years as a pro boxer.” Nishioka, nicknamed “Speed King” for his fast-paced fighting style and dreaded for his devastating straight left, made his professional debut in 1994 and became WBC super bantamweight champion in 2008...

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