This bout saw OPBF female Super Flyweight champion Tomoko Kawanishi (9-1, 4) successfully defend her title for the second time as she out pointed Thai challenger Jubjang Lookmakarmwan (3-7) over 8 rounds.
Kawanishi, who won the title last year by stopping Noriko Tsunoda, was defending her belt for the second and was looking for her 3rd successive stoppage. Unfortunately the Thai challenger was too tough to be taken out early and instead she survived the 8 round distance though was the clear loser.
After the fight the champion apologised to the fans for not scoring the stoppage though few rally complained such was her domination of the bout and it now seems likely that she will be looking for a world title bout later this year. Whilst we'd give Kawanishi absolutely no chance against Naoko Fujioka, the WBA champion, she may be capable of picking up one of the other titles if matched carefully.
(Photo courtesy of boxingnews.jp)