Yesterday the press saw Kuroki holding a press conference to talk about the bout, which will act as her 6th defense of the title, and see her fght to become recognised as one of the very top Japanese female fighters.
At the press conference Kuroki spoke highly of the challenger, stating that Koseki was a good fighter but showed her extreme confidence as she suggested she wasn't just going to win, but was ideally looking for a 4th round KO win! If, and if is a big word, she can get that it really would announce her as a top fighter, especially given how rough and tough Koseki is and the fact that the experience Koseki has rarely looked hurt during her long career.
It was also revealed that if Koseki wins she would begin to hunt a world title unification bout next year. Interestingly Koseki has unified the WBA and WBC Atomweight titles in the past, and although she had to vacate the WBA crown it was clear by then that she was the clear #1 in the division.
Whilst we're on the subject of the match we do have to share the rather peculiar poster, which looks less like a boxing poster and more like a wedding picture of a movie poster. It's a bizarre one that hasn't really grown on us since first seeing it. We can't blame the promoter for trying to sell on Kuroki's attractive looks, but the outfit of the champion is just very odd for a boxing poster.