ASBC President Mr. Pichai Chunhavajira and the ASBC management send their sincere condolence to Mr. Chiharu Ogiwara’s family

The President of the Asian Boxing Confederation Mr. Pichai Chunhavajira of Thailand, furthermore the whole Asian Boxing Family send their sincere condolence to Japan’s Mr. Chiharu Ogiwara’s family following the former Japanese Olympian boxer passed away at the age of 67.

Mr. Ogiwara was born in Ibaraki Prefecture in on February 13 in 1957 and he began boxing at the age of 11. He was member of the Japanese elite national boxing team between 1979 and 1986 and he achieved the title of the All Japan National Championships eight-times in-a-row.

His first international event was the Golden Belt Tournament in Bucharest, Romania in 1979 where he competed at the welterweight (67kg). He competed next at the Asian Boxing Championships in Bombay, India in 1980.

Ogiwara moved up to the light middleweight (71kg) and he participated at the President’s Cup in Indonesia and at the King’s Cup in Thailand in 1982. He had a full preparation for his home event to the Asian Championships in Naha, Okinawa 1983 where Ogiwara bagged the title of the middleweight (75kg).

He represented Team Japan in the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games and he won his first preliminary bout 40 years ago. Ogiwara did not stop his career after the Olympics and he participated at the World Boxing Championships in Reno and he achieved a silver medal at the Asian Games in 1986

The entire Asian Boxing Family will remember his fantastic achievement in our sport and his true spirit of friendship in the competitions.

May his soul will rest in eternal peace in Japan.

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