The talented Japanese 30 year old was up against Thai southpaw Superball Sithsaithing (0-2) and needed little time to feel her way into the bout. Almost immediately Minowa was applying intelligent pressue on her foe, cutting off the ring well and looking to land her powerful right hand. Before the first round was over she had dropped the Thai with a vicious combination and looked like she was intent on having a short night. The Thai had made it out of the opening round but Minowa had no intention of letting her see out the second round, landing a vicious series of body shots before Superball dropped for the second time, and was counted out.
Following the bout Minowa stated she was looking for a world title fight later this year, and it seems her focus is on the WBO Female Light Flyweight title. Last year we saw Tenkai Tsunami (24-12, 13) [天海 ツナミ] become the mandatory for that belt, which is now vacant following Naoko Fujioka giving up the title last year.
It nows seems like we could see a potentially thrilling clash between Minowa and Tsunami for the title, later this year, in what would be a genuinely enthralling contest.
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