The bout has been a troublesome one for Go who announced that she would be vacating her title under "personal ground" before requesting the JBC allow her to transfer away from Kuratoki Gym. At the time it was expected that her career could be hit by a hiatus though it appears the JBC have said she will be allowed to transfer and the WBC have allowed her to keep here title on the grounds that she agreed to defend it in early October.
Go has suffered from some well documented issues regarding gender identification from when she was a youngster. Although been unconfirmed many have assumed her recent issues are related to her gender issues. We won't speculate too much but one would guess that someone or something at the gym has been said about these issues, though the gym has stayed quiet on the issues and Go hasn't publicly spoken about her reasons for wanting away from Kuratoki.
For Go this will be her first fight outside of Japan since losing a narrow decision to Mexican starlet Mariana Juarez in the USA more than 2 years ago. Although that bout was fought on "neutral" ground it was clear that Juarez was given the advantages of being the home fighter with the card broadcast on Mexican TV with numerous Mexican fighters on the card. This time Go will be going into the lion's den though will know she has the ability to win as long as her mind is focussed on the task ahead of her.