Yoshikawa took part in a press conference to announce that she will be returning to the ring on April 29th to defend her title, for the first time, against Mexican challenger Monserrat Alarcon (8-3-2), in Osaka.
The 38 year old Yoshikawa won the title last October, when she took a majority decision over Korean Eun Hye Lee, and has been inactive since that title win. The talented Japanese former amateur claimed her world title in her second bout at world level, having previously come up short at Minimumweight against the talented Anabel Ortiz in 2015.
The little known Alcaron has been a professional since late 2012 and although she has picked up losses she has mixed with good opposition, including two bouts with Alondra Garcia. She comes into this bout bout as the female Mexican Minimumweight champion though will be moving up in weight here.
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