April 14, 2009

Japanese boxer found dead

Professional boxer Noriyuki Komatsu was found dead in the basin of a waterfall in Otsu, Japan, police said.

Komatsu, 29, was a former flyweight champion of the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation, Kyodo news agency reported Tuesday.

He is believed to have accidentally fallen in the water Monday night while engaging in ascetic training at the Shiga Prefecture waterfall, they said.