Yesterday Japanese fight fans at the Korakuen Hall saw a Japanese female title bout, as Jun Yabuki (9-0,4) [矢吹純] faced off with school girl boxer Fuka Komura (5-1, 2) [小村楓香] for the Japanese female Minimumweight title.
The bout saw both fighters trying to control of distance, with Yabuki managing to establish her southpaw jab and keep Komura at range. with the younger fighter trying to come forward but never being able to cut the distance with the consistency that she needed to drag Yabuki into her fight.
Yabuki's control saw her dropping Komura in round 3 and being well ahead after that, with Komura really struggling to get anything going.
When Komura finally got things right she had a huge break through, dropping Yabuki in round 4, claiming a 10-8 round and really dragging her self back into the bout. Sadly for her however that wasn't the moement that changed the fight. Instead Yabuki re-sumed control the following round, controlling the distance again and running out to a clear decision, with cards of 57-55, twice, and 58-54.
Following the lossan emotional Komura couldn't hide her disappointment, and showed how upset she was, whilst a proud Yabuki celebrated her biggest win to date.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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