It's not often that a female debutant gets a lot of attention but it's fair to say that school girl Fuka Komura (1-0) [小村 楓香] is an exception and she had had a notable amount of attention ahead of her debut earlier today. The 19 year old had been featured in Japanese news papers and had signed a notable pre-debut deal with a large sponsor, who had promised to her help become a world champion.
Earlier today Komura did what was needed to secure a debut win and over-come the win-less, but determined, Kaori Nagai (0-2) [長井 香織] in one of the headline bouts at the Green Tsuda promoted "Crash Boxing Vol 8".
Komura managed to quickly find the range for her 1-2 and although Nagai wasn't intimidated, landing her own solid 1-2, it did seem like Komura was just using the opening round to get her distance and to ease some nerves.
In the second round the youngster started to really get going and showed her aggressive in ring nature before turning it on further in round 3 as she began to hunt a KO and really forced Nagai to show her toughness to see out a barrage of solid shots. Whilst the KO didn't come for Komura she did clear take round 4 to secure a wide decision, thanks to scored of 40-37, twice, and 40-36.
After the scoreds were announced the youngster took to the microphone in the ring and spoke to the audience whilst both laughing and crying and it seems clear that there was some clear nerves in the youngster, though her performance in the ring was impressive and we suspect she will build from this as she looks to rise through the ranks. She has the skills to go a long way but it may take time for her to reach her potential and become the star that the Japanese media thinks she will become.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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