Sakai Jockygym

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Sakai Jockygym

Name: Sakai Jockygym
Born: 1990-05-10
Birthplace: Udon Thani, Thailand
Died: 2009-10-12 (Age:19)
Hometown: Udon Thani, Thailand
Boxing Record: click

Died of a brain hemorrhage following a 10th round TKO loss to Kazuyoshi Niki in Fukuoka, Japan. He left the ring in a daze and later fainted in the dressing room. He was rushed to a local hospital but died three hours later.

Sakai's death prompted a crackdown on foreign promoters by the Japanese Boxing Commission. There were concerns over Sakai's actual record and possibly being mismatched against a more veteran fighter like Niki. Sakai's record was reported to be 11-6 (5 KO's). The Commission enacted a change which would require foreign boxers to provide certified fight records from the recognized commission in the country the fighter comes from, medical examination results and other documents.