Yesterday saw another Japanese fighter added to the card, set to take place on August 23th at the Function Centre in Melbourne Park.
That second Japanese fighter is female 3-weight OPBF champion Kimika Miyoshi (13-8-1, 5) [三好 喜美佳], who drops to Super Bantamweight to challenge WBC Silver champion Shannon O'Connell (12-4-1, 7) in a really intriguing match up.
Miyoshi has been written off in the past, and was once 0-2 early in here career, 3-5-1 less than 5 years ago and 9-8-1 just over a year ago. Since then however she has totally rebuilt her career and scored 4 straight wins coming in to this fight. O'Connell is a former world champion who was beaten in 2013 by Hyun Mi Choi and by Diana Prazak the following year, neither of which are shameful defeats. She is however 1-1-1 in the last year with her sole win coming against the poor Anrey Onesongchaigym.