Earlier today in Thailand fans saw a notable show in Bangkok. Among the action on that card was a female OPBF Flyweight title bout that saw two visitors battling for the title.
The bout in question saw Japan's Yunoka Furukawa (7-1-2, 5) [古川夢乃歌] claim the title with a 7th round TKO win over Filipino foe Christine Latube (1-9-2).
Whilst the bout looked like a horrible mismatch on paper Latube did well to stay in the bout until the penultimate round when she was finally broken down by the talented Japanese fighter, who has now scored 6 successive wins, and is now unbeaten in 8 bouts. This was her first title fight, and her second successive bout in Thailand, and although promising she does look to be a long, long, way from world level, especially in a division as deep as the female 112lb weight class.
For Latube 7th successive loss, and her fourth defeat to come by way of stoppage. She was competing in her second title bout, an explicable feat given her recent fought which had included a stoppage loss to a debutant last September.
Hoepfully Furukawa's first defense will be against a better opponent than Latube, though we do wonder who the OPBF will allow to fight for the title next.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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