Earlier today the esteemed Watanabe gym announced that former kick boxing champion Kanako Taniyama (0-0) [谷山 佳菜子] would be making her professional debut on December 1st, as part of a stacked female card in Osaka.
Taniyama racked up a 16-3 record in kick boxing, and claimed various titles and accolades before suffering a knee injury in October 2016 that ended her kick boxing career. She's had time away from combat sports to rehab, and has now turned her attention to professional boxing with Watanabe expected to guide her to title glory.
Her debut will be fought at Bantamweight and will see her going against a Thai visitor over 6 rounds. IF she wins we expect to see her moved into 8 round bouts by the end of 2019.
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