The last few weeks have been interesting ones outside of the ring for former world title challenger Tomomi Takano (8-2, 5) [高野人母美]. First she had a bout announced for June 6th, on a under-card of another world title fight, then she announced that that bout would be her final bout win or lose. That was followed by her manager essentially reading her the right act in private before the two made up, seemingly accepting that the way things were communicated were wrong, but that the idea of Takano retiring wasn't worth ruining their friendship for.
On Monday it was announce that Takano will not be competing in a competitive bout on the June 6th card, but will continue to feature on the show with a planned exhibition against former world champion Tenkai Tsunami (22-11, 11) [天海ツナミ].
Whilst some may feel that the whole thing has been rushed it does seem like a more interesting outing for Takano than the originally announced bout, which would have seen her taking on a very limited Korean opponent in what was supposed to be little more than a show case. Of course the exhibition with Tsunami won't go on either fighters record, but should provide some thrills and spills for the fans at the Korakuen Hall for the "Guts Fighting" card.
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