It's been known for much of the year that Go would have to fight talented Mexican Arely Mucino (20-2-2, 10) in a mandatory title if she wanted to keep her belt sadly however the bout hasn't been that easy to make, despite some genuine help from the WBC who have been unusually helpful during what has been a rollercoaster year for the Japanese fighter.
In July she announced she would be vacating the world title after having had a serious break down with her then gym, the Kuratoki Gym. She later discussed the issue with Mauricio Sulaiman who helped her re-arrange a defense in Mexico for October 4th. That date was later pushed back after Go transferred from Kuratoki Gym to Green Tsuda in an attempt continue her career under-new management. At the time of the transfer the bout was still scheduled for October 4th though it was later pushed back.
Now the bout finally seems to be set for December 6th and we hope Go can put the long and hard year behind her with a win over Mucino, that is however much easier said than done even if she was able to just concentrate on the fight it's self.
Fingers crossed that this bout isn't pushed back any further as it must be a nightmare for both fighters who just deserve the chance to get in the ring and prove their ability against each other.