November 11th 2016-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Momo Koseki (22-2-1, 8) vs Chie Higano (6-4, 2)
Earlier this week WBC Atomweight champion Momo Koseki's [小関 桃] battled against Chie Higano [日向野 知恵] as she sought a 17th world title defense and attempted to extend her reign, which began more than 8 years ago!
March 3rd 2013-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Momo Koseki (14-2-1, 3) vs Maria del Refugio Jimenez Cruz (9-5)
In 2013 Japanese warrior Momo Koseki [小関 桃] took on Mexican challenger Maria Jimenez.
November 30th 2011-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Momo Koseki (11-2-1, 3) vs Mami Ito (8-5-1, 4)
In late 2011 Japanese female warrior Momo Koseki [小関 桃] took on domestic foe Mami Ito in a battle for Koseki's WBC Atomweight title.
May 8th 2011-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Momo Koseki (10-2-1, 2) vs Krikanok Islandmuaythai (6-0-1, 1)
In 2011 Japanese legend Momo Koseki [小関 桃] took on Thai challenger Krikanok Islandmuaythai, who attempted to dethrone Koseki of the WBC Atomweight crown.
*Note record for the Thai is taken from on screen graphic, Koseki's record is taken from boxrec due to the JBC not recongising some of Koseki's early fights.
June 19th 2012-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Momo Koseki (12-2-1, 3) vs Jujeath Nagaowa (11-10-1, 7)
Japanese female boxing legend Momo Koseki [小関 桃] has had an iconic run as the WBC Atomweight champion since first winning the title way back in 2008. The champion has set a Japanese record for most title defenses, one of which can be seen here as she took on Filipino veteran Jujeath Nagaowa.
March 3rd 2014- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Momo Koseki (17-2-1, 4) Vs Angor Onesongchaigym (5-0, 3)
When we talk about dominant champions few are as dominant as Japanese Atomweight Momo Koseki who has been the WBC Atomweight champion since August 2008 and run up in excess of 10 world title defences. Among those defences from Koseki was this one sided beat down of Thai challenger Angor Onesongchaigym who entered the bout as a fresh faced and unbeaten fighter but was completely out of her depth here.
(Note -Koseki's record shown on screen is 14-1 (4) that is because the JBC don't recognise a number of Koseki's early bouts)
May 2nd 2009- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Momo Koseki (7-2, 2) Vs Nao Ikeyama (10-1-1, 4)
In August 2008 fans saw Momo Koseki win the WBC Atomweight title as she stopped Thailand's Winyu Paradorn Gym in 2 rounds. Koseki made the first defence of her title in Decemeber '08 then returned to the ring again in May '09 as she battled against compatriot Nao Ikeyama. Ikeyama had previously been the WIBA champion and was almost 5 years removed from her sole defeat. Interesting as we write this both women are world champions with Ikeyama being the current WBO Atomweight champion.
May 28th 2013- Convention Towers and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Momo Koseki (15-2-1, 3) Vs Eun Young Huh (6-1-1)
Creating a true legacy as a female boxer can be very difficult though it's fair to say that Japan's Momo Koseki has created a legacy and is almost certainly going to be regarded as the greatest Atomweight to have ever stepped foot in the ring. Her style might not be pretty but she is a handful for anyone and that was all on show when she took he talents off to Hong Kong and fought against South Korean fighter Eun Young Huh.
When it comes to female fighters few rival either Momo Koseki. Koseki is not only one of the toughest, roughest and brutish fighters in female boxing but also one of the most successful having made more than a dozen defence of her WBC Atomweight title. Whilst a lot of her wins have come down to her rough and tumble tactics, which have been described as being similar to a bull, she can actually box pretty well.
One of Koseki's most complete boxing performances came when she defended her world title for the 10th time and totally shut out Mexican challenger Maria Jimenez with her work, accurate punching and pressure.
The bout started moderately well for Jimenez who looked last on her feet but within 40 seconds or so Koseki had taken over the bout and used numerous straight shots to keep her challenger at bay.
Although a dominant fighter Koseki isn't a big puncher and this, more than anything, helped Jimenez survive the schedule though it really was a 1-sided bout.
Koseki will be looking for her next defence on August 2nd when she takes on the unbeaten Denise Castle in what looks likely to be a genuinely testing assignment for the Japanese champion. If she wins that bout Koseki will set a new Japanese national record for most world title defence by a fighter, breaking the record she co-holds with Yoko Gushiken.
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