Earlier today we were informed of a special all-female card in Japan, which includes a total of 6 bouts, including 3 world title bouts.
The card, promoted by the East Japan Boxing Association, appears to have been organised on the back of a successful card last year with the same premise which again featured only female fighters. Like last years card it will be held on March 3rd at the Korakuen Hall and will coincide with "Hina Matsuri".
This years trio of title fights will see Naoko Shibata defending her IBF female Light Flyweight title against Guadalupe Martinez, Momo Koseki defending her WBC Atomweight title against a Thai, who we believe is Angor Onesongchaigym, and WBA Atomweight champion Ayaka Miyao, pictured, defending her belt against Buangern OnesongchaiGym.
Shibata (11-3, 3) has the easiest bout on paper against Mexico's Martinez (6-5, 3) though of course Shibata is probably the weakest of the 3 champions and is the most likely to struggle.
For Koseki (17-2-1, 4), who is regarded as the best Atomweight fighter by many, she'll be in with a bit of a mystery opponent in Angor Onesongchaigym (5-0, 3). Angor does sport a perfect record but her opposition so far leave a lot to be desired and leaves us with lingering questions about just how good the unbeaten Thai actually is.
The light hitting Miyao (16-5-1, 1) probably has the toughest bout on paper as she takes on the 20 year old Buangern OnesongchaiGym (10-4-1, 1) who has got experience at the world level, albeit in a stoppage loss to Su-Yun Hong.
As well as the 3 title bouts the under-card also looks very good for this special women's day card.
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