The Japanese fighter, who only fought a handful of professional boxing bouts, looked like she could be the next great female fighter from Japan. The next Momo Koseki or Naoko Fujioka. Instead she became one of female boxing's greatest "What if's...?"
There is hope that one day she will return to the boxing ring though for now it's a case of her enjoying life as a young woman. As for Hong she has fought once, a technical draw with compatriot Dan Bi Kim, though she is set for her next fight later this year.