According to the KBA website there is a date set for Hyun Mi Choi (13-0-1, 4) [최현미] to return to the ring to defend her WBA female Super Featherweight title. The Korean defector, who was raised in the North before being smuggled to South Korea as a teenager, is scheduled to defend her WBA title on April 15th at the Siheung Indoor Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do.
The champion will be making the 4th defense of her title and will be taking on Japanese challenger Kimika Miyoshi (13-9-1, 5) [三好 喜美佳], who was last seen suffering a decision loss to former Choi foe Shannon O'Connell.
The Korean hasn't defended the title since March 2016, though has since claimed the WBF title, with many in Korea putting the focus on the lack of funding for boxing in Korea as the reason for her not defending the title more often. Despite the lack of activity the champion has been a notable success in regards to defectors from the North and is a 2-weight champion, having claimed her first title on her debut.
As for Miyoshi she's a 3-weight OPBF champion, having won titles at Bantamweight, Super Featherweight and Featherweight, and has previously challenged for a world title, at Bantamweight. At 33 years old she's a veteran, but she has improved with age and is a long way from being the fighter who was 3-5-1 (2) after her first 9 bouts.
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