Today the Japanese boxing media was invited to a press conference to announce the upcoming OPBF female Super Bantamweight title fight between Ayumi Goto (5-0, 4) [後藤あゆみ] and Kim Actub (4-6-1, 3), which will take place on March 15th at the Korakuen Hall.
Goto admitted she was nervous of getting a title fight, and didn't expect to get one so quickly in he career, but sounded confident that her boxing should be too much for Actub and that she was improving physically all the time.
Goto was the key boxer at the press conference but she wasn't the only one there, with upcoming debutant Marina Sayama (0-0) [佐山 万里菜] also attending the press event, ahead of her bout against Itose Ishii (2-4, 1) [石井 愛世].
By it's self that wouldn't have been a story, however Sayama had actually been a soccer player in Japan before retiring a few years ago. Since retiring she has turned her attention to boxing and her bout with Ishii has recieved some notable interest from the Japanese press as a result, with several teams mates commenting on her change of career. Despite the drastic change in sport she sounded confident of taking her fitness to the ring and having a succesful debut.
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