Earlier today we were informed that former WBA female Super Flyweight champion Tenkai Tsunami (21-11, 10) [天海ツナミ] would be back in the ring on March 1st to take part in her first bout of 2016. The popular and exciting Tsunami will be up against fellow Japanese fighter Emika Himuro (5-1-1, 1) [氷室笑香] in an 8 round bout scheduled to take place at Bantamweight at the Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo.
For Tsunami this will be her first bout since losing to WBA Bantamweight queen Carolina Rodriguez, in Rodriguez's homeland of Chile. For those who missed that one we have featured it below.
Although Tsunami has started piling up losses in recent years she has proven to be a popular fighter everywhere she has fought, including Chile, Mexico, Japan and South Korea. It's been on the road that she has suffered many of her defeats, including losses to the likes of Janeth Perez, Mariani Juarez, Zulina Munoz, Arely Mucino and Jessica Chavez, all of which came in Mexico. Though she has always come to fight and no one has ever had an "easy" win against her.
For Himuro this bout will be considered a major step up in class. The once beaten 35 year old was defeated on her debut back in 2010 but has gone on a 6 fight unbeaten run since, which has included notable wins over Kai Johnson and Kimika Miyoshi, however this will be the first time she has been scheduled for more than 6 rounds and the first time she has faced a world level fighter.
This is a big chance for Kimuro to get a notable win under her belt whilst it's a great opportunity for Tsunami to get a bit of momentum in to her career after a string of high profile defeats. Given that both will be hungry this really could be a very fun bout for fans in attendance.
(Video below thanks to Chilevisión CHV)
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