Former WBA female Minimumweight champion Etsuko Tada (13-1-2, 3) was given a warning this week ahead of her upcoming rematch with Anabel Ortiz (15-3, 3), set for November 8th.
Tada, who suffered her sole defeat by split decision to Ortiz last year, has seen her Mexican opponent promise a KO this time around in an attempt to leave no doubt about the result. From Ortiz it seems like a case of serious confidence however given that she has only scored 3 in her previous 18 fights it does seem unlikely that she will be able to stop the tough Tada.
Not only did Ortiz promise a KO but claimed the comments were because was in Mexico and seems to feel that the home field advantage will suddenly give her explosive power. For Tada however this likely to be little more inspiration, if she needed many, to defeat Ortiz and reclaim her title.
The women, who have been finishing off their training and partaking in publicity events all week were both said to be ready for the fight which is one of two huge female bouts next weekend involving a Japan woman with the other being Naoko Fujioka's (12-0, 6) WBA female Flyweight title bout with Susi Kentikian (33-2-0-1, 17) in Germany. If the Japanese fighters can win both of those bouts it will go down as a memorable day in Japanese female boxing.
(Image courtesy of WBAnews.com)
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