Earlier today fans in Japan had the chance to see IBF female Light Flyweight world champion Naoko Shibata (15-3-1, 5) [柴田 直子] stay active with a stay busy fight against Thai visitor Tanuthong Sor Kunlawong (0-1)*.
Shibata took control from the off with her pressure and accurate punching. The Thai tried to respond but really had no answer and was dropped in round 2 finished off in round 3, with Shibata finishing off the bout with a shot to the bout.
The win was an expected one for the champion though notably she mentioned her next bout, which will take place in July or August and see her take on Kei Takenaka [竹中 佳],. if Takenaka comes through her own stay busy bout later this month, with that bout also coming against a Thai foe.
*Tanuthong's record also reported as 8-3 (2)
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