Despite the long lay off Miyao showed little sign of ring rust as she took on Filipino visitor Aisah Alico (7-9, 5) and scored a dominant win, stopping the Filipino in round 4 with a brutal flurry or unanswred body shots.
Miyao looked a little bit concerned to begin with but quickly warmed to the task at hand, and quickly took control of the bout. She looked more aggressive than usual, seemingly showing that there was some fear of reinjuring herself, but seemed to relax quickly and enjoy being in the ring. She particularly seemed to enjoy unloading the final flurry of body shots, with Alico unable to respond, and the victory clearly lifted a weight from her shoulders.
After the bout Miyao seemed to suggest that she wanted a rematch with Ikeyama, and would become a world champion again. As for Alico she was there to be little more than the ideal foil for Miyao, who got a very warm welcome from the fans at the Korakuen Hall.
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