Earlier today saw an announcement from Japan that Naoko Fujioka (15-2, 6) [藤岡 奈穂子] would again attempt to become a 4-weight world world champion, with the Japanese legend dropping down to Light Flyweight for her next title fight.
The legendary Japanese warrior, who has won world titles at Minimumweight, Super Flyweight and Bantamweight,will be dropping to 108lbs to take on unbeaten Australian Louisa Hawton (7-0, 3), the current WBO female Light Flyweight champion.
Hawton won the title last year, when she defeated Kei Takenaka, at the Korakuen Hall and will be returning to the hallowed venue to take on Fujiuoka, in what is a genuine step up for the champion, who isn't a big Light Flyweight.
Although Fujioka has suffered two losses she is unbeaten in Japan, with both of her losses on foreign soil, and both at Flyweight. The first of those was a narrow loss in a messy fight with Susi Kentikian whilst the second was last year's very controversial loss to Jessica Chavez, with the Mexican getting more away with various spoiling tactics.
From what we understand the bout will be screened on Asign Boxing and be part of quite an interesting looking card,
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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