Earlier today our sources in Japan reported that 4-weight world champion Naoko Fujioka (16-2, 7) [藤岡 奈穂子] would move down in weight in an attempt to become a 5-weight world champion, the first in Japanese boxing history!
The story suggests that the Fujioka, who is a former WBC female Minimumweight, WBA female Super Flyweight, WBO female Bantamweight and is the current WBA female Flyweight champion, is set to fight for the WBO female Light Flyweight title.
From what we understand the bout will take place in Puerto Rico on September 9th and see Fujioka face off with unbeaten Costa Rican Yokasta Valle (13-0, 6), the current IBF female Minimumweight champion, who will be hoping to become a 2-weight champion herself.
Fujioka took to her blog to announce that the fight was in the pipeline a couple of days ago, though admitted that it wasn't yet a done deal and that she was still awaiting the contract for the fight, and details of her departure from Japan.
Give that the fight date is just over a week away we suspect that it will be officially announced shortly and we will get the chance to see Fujioka record yet another Japanese record.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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