Yesterday we reported that unbeaten Japanese fighter Naoko Fujioka (12-0, 6) had made weight for her WBA female Flyweight title bout this weekend against Susi Kentikian (33-2-0-1, 17). What we weren't aware of was the exact weights of the fighters which we were sent earlier today.
Fujioka, a former WBC female Minmumweight and current WBA female Super Flyweight champion, made first time as reported yesterday. Her weight was comfortably under the limit, in fact she weight less than 111lbs for the fight and showed that she was never a real Super Flyweight in terms of size. For Kentikian however things were more difficult with the German weighing in over 112.75lbs on her first visit to the scales. Thankfully an hour later Kentikian returned to weigh in a second time and made weight, weighing in at 111.75lbs.
The fight, a major one for both fighters, will give Fujioka an opportunity to become the first Japanese female to become a 3-weight world champion whilst it will give Kentikian an opportunity to prove her ability against a truly tremendous fighter, in fact possibly the best female fighter pound-for-pound on the planet. This is as good as it gets in the realm of female boxing.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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