Deaf kick boxer continues winning

Goshu Riki (郷州力) immediately after a victory.
July 27, 2013

Goshu Riki (郷州力), 27, a super featherweight division pro kick boxer from Hadano-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, is continuing an easy advance for eight successive victories since the debut.

His real name is Goshu* Masanobu* (郷州征宜). He is hard of hearing and belongs to the kick boxing fitness gym called "Phoenix Gym" in Akihabara, Tokyo.

He won the 65kg class of the KAMINARIMON all Japan tournament in September, 2011, and was chosen as the convention MVP player. He made the pro debut in November in the year.

Usually working for a company in Tokyo, he sheds sweat by practice from Monday through Saturday for 3 hours after work. 

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*The Japanese name is usually in order: one's last name comes first, and then the first name comes next. 

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