Earlier today in Ishikawa fight fans saw a new Japanese female Featherweight champion being crowned, as Miki Mitsuda (5-5, 4) [満田美紀] scored a 5th round TKO win against Asami Jinnari (6-4-1, 3) [神成麻美].
The women, who had actually fought in August with Jinnari stopping Mitsuda in 3 rounds, were fighting for the title that Wakako Fujiwara had vacated and their desire to be the champion was clear from the opening moments.
Unfortunately for Jinnari the power of Mitsuda was obvious early, and she would Jinnari early in the bout. While Jinnari beat the count she was under pressure and it seemed like a matter of time before she would hit the canvas again.
To her credit Jinnari showed real grit but couldn't compete physically with Mitsuda who dropped her again in round and then had her in trouble in rounds 4 before finishing the bout in round 5.
After the bout Mitsuda stated she knew what to expect from Jinnari, whilst Jinnari described Mitsuda as being different from their first fight, showing the improvement in the new champion, who will be feeling on top of the world after today's win.
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