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WBA mourns the passing of Kanamu Sakama

The World Boxing Association (WBA) mourns the passing of Kanamu Sakama, a 20-year-old young fighter who was ranked number nine in the super flyweight division by the organization.

Renowned chronicler and photographer Joe Koizumi reported the sad case of Sakama, who is said to have committed suicide this week when a scheduled fight was cancelled.

Koizumi’s version says that not being able to be in condition for the fight meant that Sakama felt he had no honor and committed the unfortunate act.

At the WBA, we are very sorry for the loss of such a talented fighter and great person as Kasama. For years, the organization has put efforts in the mental health of fighters and has held debates, forums, seminars, and even a convention focused on this issue with medical staff presenting studies and talks at all levels.

We hope to continue to contribute in this sense to help prevent the recurrence of such sad cases and to ensure that all boxing players can seek help to prevent it. To Kasama’s family and his entourage we send our condolences and wish him to rest in peace.

Credit: WBA

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