Shin had to over-come Thai opponent Napaporn Superchamps (7-7, 1) to claim the belt and was helped over the line thanks to the crowd in what turned out to be a very difficult to score bout. Although one judge saw a near shut out (100-92) the other two judges saw a much more competitive bout with scores of 97-95 and 96-95 reflective a much more accurate view of the bout.
Although Shin may have claimed the title, there really little pretence of her being one of the best female figfhters at 115lbs. The likes of Riyo Togo and Naoko Yamaguchi would be seriously heavy favourites to defeat her if they got the chance.
Outside of Asia the Mexican based Shoky Sakai (12-2, 8) claimed an easy stoppage over Andres Vasconcelos (0-2-1). It's be nice to see Sakai step up a level sooner rather than later but he's still just about young enough to bag these style of victories.