Uzbek diplomats hold meeting with Japanese professional boxer Ryosuke Iwasa
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Japan hosted a meeting with Japanese professional boxer, former world champion Ryosuke Iwasa and his coordinator, managing director of Toku Co., Ltd Kotaro Okada.
During the conversation, the results of Iwasa’s recent visit to Uzbekistan and the possibility of his participation in the development of bilateral humanitarian ties with Japan were discussed.
On 3 April, in Tashkent, a fight for the possession of the WBA and IBF belts was held, in which world champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev defeated the Japanese boxer Ryosuke Iwasu by technical knockout in the fifth round.
Ryosuke Iwasa noted that he had the best impressions both from his participation in the battle and from his stay in Uzbekistan. During the fight, he felt the audience’s warm feelings for him, which became a great inspiration for him. In this regard, he expressed his gratitude to the Uzbek people for their hospitality and support.
Iwasa said that in the future he intends to visit Uzbekistan and get acquainted with the tourist attractions and traditions of the Uzbek people. At the same time, he expressed his readiness to contribute to the popularization of Uzbekistan among his fans in Japan and to contribute to the development of sports and humanitarian ties between Uzbekistan and Japan.