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Former world boxing champ Shinji Takehara to arrive in VN

Update: December, 26/2018 - 11:00
Former world boxing champion Shinji Takehara of Japan (left). — Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Former world boxing champion Shinji Takehara of Japan will take part in friendly matches against Vietnamese boxers on December 29-30.

The event will be held at Hoa Lư Stadium in HCM City.

Takehara was the first boxer from Japan to capture the world middleweight title. In 1995, he landed a shot at becoming the World Boxing Association middleweight champion against Jorge Fernando Castro of Argentina and won.

The event is part of Việt Nam-Japan Sports and Culture Festival KIZUNA, which aims to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Besides sports events, fans will have a chance to enjoy cultural and musical performances of the two countries. Singer Sakai Nariko and actor and former pop idol Mikio Osawa will also attend the event. — VNS

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