TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the arrest of former professional boxer Eugenio Gomez and an organized crime member for threatening the manager of a company at his office in Shinjuku Ward, reports Sports Hochi (June 13).
On May 27, Gomez, a 42-year-old American, Shin Kato, a member of the Sumiyoshi-kai, 58, and one other male suspect are alleged participated in threatening to cut off the finger of the employee, 36, if he did not provide a promissory note.
Gomez has reportedly denied the allegations.
Gomez began his boxing career in 1999. As a featherweight fighter, he achieved a record seven straight knockouts in the first round.