June 12, 2011
The autobiography titled "Never Give Up!" (ISBN 978-4-904795-11-8, 1,155 yen) about the experience of the first Deaf female pro boxer was published on May 30, 2011.
The author is OSAGAWARA Keiko who passed the test to become a professional boxer.
In this book, she relates her own experience in being bullied in the elementary school and the junior high school, the truancy during high school days, getting rough boxing, meeting a Deaf trainer and passing the professional boxing test.
Ogasawara had the game against a hearing counterpart in Kourakuen Hall, Tokyo on June 7, but she was defeated by knock-out.
The publication of this book seems to be generated publicity, and to get more attention to her activity in the future.