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Shigeji Kaneko (Japanese: 金子繁治, 13 August 1931 – 2 January 2016) was a Japanese featherweight boxer during the 1950s. He fought Gabriel "Flash" Elorde four times, winning them all. He was also a boxing promoter from the 1980s until the early 2000s. He was born in Tsubame, Niigata.

Shigeji Kaneko
Statistics
Rated atFeatherweight, super featherweight
NationalityJapanese
Born(1931-08-13)13 August 1931
Tsubame, Niigata, Japan
Died2 January 2016(2016-01-02) (aged 84)
Tokyo, Japan
Boxing record
Total fights65
Wins54
Wins by KO33
Losses10
Draws1

Shigeji died from progressive supranuclear palsy on 2 January 2016 in Tokyo. He was 84.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "SHIGEJI KANEKO WHO BEAT 'FLASH' ELORDE FOUR TIMES PASSES AWAY". PhilBoxing. 3 January 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2016.

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