Originally that bout was set to take place on March 15th but was later changed, essentially falling off the radar ahead of a Dangan Ladies card in March. With the bout falling off the show it left many to wonder what had happened.
Today however it was revelaed that the bout would be taking place, albeit on a rescheudled date, with the two ladies now set to fight on Dangan Ladies Vol 5 at the Korakuen Hall on May 19th.
The bout was officially announced today at a press conference to announce the latest in the Dangan Ladies series of shows and is being sold, essentially as a veteran Vs prospect bout. For Ebata the bout will be her 6th world title contest whilst Hanawa will be in her first at world level.
Also confirmed for the card is Ebata's Watanabe gym stablemate, Chaoz Minowa (3-0, 2) [チャオズ箕輪] though it's unclear if she will be defending her OPBF female Flyweight title at the moment.
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