Earlier today at the at the K's Box Ebisu gym the press were able to attend a special press conference to announce that OPBF and JBC female Bantamweight champion Miyo Yoshida (12-1) [吉田 実代] would be getting a world title fight.
The in form fighter, who has won her last 8, announced that should be fighting for the WBO Female Super Flyweight title on June 19th, as part of the Kazuto Ioka (23-2, 13) [井岡一翔] Vs Aston Palicte (25-2-1, 21) under-card in Chiba.
Not only is Yoshida getting a world title fight, but she's getting a very winnable one, as she takes on 35 year old Casey Morton (8-1-3, 1), who was beaten last December by Jutamas Jitpong in China.
The bout is a really interesting support bout for the Chiba card, and one that Yoshida really seems up for, despite needing to cut more weight than usual.
The once beaten Yoshida, a single mother, has stated that making Super Flyweight shouldn't bee an issue though she did reveal that she will be spending more time away from her than usual, and it did seem like that was on her mind more than the weight issues, for what will clearly be a career defining fight.
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Earlier today fight fans at the Korakuen Hall saw OPBF and JBC female Bantamweight champion Miyo Yoshida (12-1) [吉田 実代] successfully defending her national title, as she out-pointed #1 contender Yoshie Wakasa (6-1, 2) [若狭与志枝]over 6 rounds.
Although the bout looked like a good one on paper, it turned out to be a bit too one sided, with Wakasa not having any answer to Yoshida's clean punching, movement and tactical clinching.
The bout was competitive in the early moments, but Yoshida quickly took control, dominating the bout until taking her foot off the gas in the final round.
Their was no doubting the winner, with Yoshida taking the decision 60-54, and 59-55, twice.
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Tomorrow Japanese fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see OPBF and JBC female Bantamweight champion Miyo Yoshida (11-1) [吉田 実代] defending her Japanese title against #1 contender Yoshie Wakasa (6-0, 2) [若狭与志枝].
Today the two fighters took part in their weigh in, and both made weight with ease.
On the scales Yoshida was 117.73lbs whilst Wakasa was 117.29lbs, despite looking the bigger fighter.
Yoshida was wary of Wakasa's strengths, talking about her being strong and having unique timing, but seemed to feel confident that she would win and progress to world level. Wakasa also seemed relaxed and confident, stating she would fight her usual fight.
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Earlier this month we reported that OPBF Atomweight champion Eri Matsuda (2-0) [松田恵里] would be facing Japanese champion Nanae Suzuki (8-2-1, 1) [鈴木 菜々江] on March 13th at the Korakuen Hall in an OPBF/JBC female title unification bout. We can announce that there will be a second title fight on that show, which will be "Victoriva Vol 4".
That title fight will see OPBF and JBC female Bantamweight champion Miyo Yoshida (11-1) [吉田 実代] facing off with JBC #1 ranked contender Yoshie Wakasa (6-0, 2) [若狭与志枝]. We've been informed that the Japanese title will be on the line for this bout, in a 6 rounder, though it's unclear if the contest will also double as an OPBF title defense for Yoshida.
Aside from the two title bouts, the rest of the card will only be 4 round bouts, and all will be female contests, as is the theme of the Victoriva shows.
Earlier today at the Kagoshima Arena, Kagoshima fight fans had the latest show in the Kagoshima Soul Boxing. Sadly it lead to mixed success for locally born fighters.
In the main event fans saw Naoya Haruguchi (15-10, 6) [春口直也] suffer an upset loss to the often-overlooked Filipino Lito Dante (15-10-4, 7).
Dante, applied pressure from early on and really attacked the body of Haruguchi, who tried to box and move in the early going. As the fight went on Haruguchi began to fight back with body shots of his own before starting to wilt late on.
Amazingly one judge gave Haruguchi the bout, scoring it 97-95 in his favour, though they were over ruled by the other two judges who scored the contest 96-94 to Dante. Even those cards to the Filipino visitor seemed like they had been influenced by the home town crowd cheering on Haruguchi, who was second best through much of the fight.
The co-feature was better for locals fans as Kagoshima born Tokyo based fighter Miyo Yoshida (11-1) [吉田 実代] made her first defense of the OPBF female Bantamweight title. The talented Yoshida, who holds both the OPBF and Japanese females titles, scored a clear decision win over Thai challenger Phannaluk Kongsang (4-7-1, 2).
Yoshida, who had only won the title in August, out worked and out fought Phannaluk, though credit to the Thai who showed no quit and always looked to try and fight back against the talented, but light punching, champion.
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