According to Japanese sources we'll see Japanese female Flyweight champion Yumemi Ikemoto (6-1) [池本夢実] return to the ring on February 10th in Shizuoka, in what is being sold as a warm up bout for a world title contest.
The once beaten 22 year old will be up against Filipino foe Gretel de Paz (5-4-1, 2) in the bout, which is scheduled for 8 rounds. A win is expected from Ikemoto who is then going to be fighting for a world title later in the year, though they've not disclosed which world title that will be.
Ikemoto won the Japanese female Flyweight title last March, out pointing Yuki Koseki over 6 rounds. She followed that up with a decision win over Carleans Rivas last July and will be expected to breeze past de Paz here.
As for the Filipino she has a 2018 which saw her going 1-1-1, with a loss to Miyo Yoshida in Japan and a draw with the aforementioned Carleans Rivas.
Sadly aside from the Ikemoto Vs Rivas bout there is little of note on this Shizuoka card.
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