Earlier today we were informed that Japanese female fighter Aira Midorikawa (5-1, 1) [緑川愛] has released an E-book talking about her experiences of suffering with ADHD.
The book, which is essentially titled "ADHD Women's Revolution", is released with the aim of helping people in a similar situation to Aira, who explained "It is a book full of personal experiences and feelings, including romantic experiences, so I feel embarrassing, but I definitely think it is a good book to encourage people"
For fans who can read Japanese the book is available for on the Japanese Amazon Kindle,and can be found here given the global situation reading could obviously be something to catch up with and if you're able to read Japanese this may not be a bad choice to learn something about a fighter than many won't know about, and to learn more about an unseen disability.
Earlier today in Kawasaki fight fans saw Japanese Female Featherweight champion Kimika Miyoshi (15-12-1, 6) [三好喜美佳] make her first defense, as she successfully defend her title by stopping the previously unbeaten Aira Midorikawa (5-1, 1) [緑川愛].
The challenger started well and it was clear she was up for the fight. She was aggressive and looked to land her right hand in the opening stages. Sadly though her lack of experienced proved to be a problem, and Miyoshi found holes in her defense, landing her jab with regularity and establishing control behind her crisper, more developed punches. The accuracy of Miyoshi was breaking down the will of the challenger, who was tiring our and being broken down, physically and mentally.
With Midorikawa needing to mount a huge turn around in round 6 she fought hard, but that gave Miyoshi more opportunity to strike, and that's exactly what the champion did, forcing the referee to stop the action after 45 seconds of round 6.
After the bout Miyoshi admitted that the challenger had a powerful overhand right, but seemed to be unimpressed by everything else in her arsenal. As fo the lower it seems she's taking this loss as a learning experience and wants to learn from defeat.
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Tomorrow Japanese Female Featherweight champion Kimika Miyoshi (14-12-1, 5) [三好喜美佳] will defend her title against unbeaten challenger Aira Midorikawa (5-0, 1) [緑川愛], at the Culttz Kawasaki.
Today, ahead of tomorrow's bout, the two fighters have taken part in their weigh in for the contest, and both fighters made the 126lb limit with no issues at all.
On the scales the champion was 125.4lbs whilst the challenger was 125.7lbs, easily under the limit.
The champion, making her first defense since winning the title in September,want to give fans a show and emphasised her aggression and attacking style. The challenger on the other hand seemed much more focused on the bout at hand, and quotes from her seemed to hint she was more focused on winning than anything else, and added that she didn't care about the gulf in experience between the two fighters.
Related - Veteran Miyoshi takes on Midorikawa in Featherweight title bout
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Earlier today we were informed that Japanese Female Featherweight champion Kimika Miyoshi (14-12-1, 5) [三好喜美佳] would be defending her title on December 7th. The veteran champion, who claimed the title in September, will be up against unbeaten Watanabe gym fighter Aira Midorikawa (5-0, 1) [緑川愛], in what will be her first title bout.
Miyoshi, who is a 3 weight OPBF champion and current Japanese title holder, has struggled in recent years with consistency, but is a battled hardened veteran who has experience at world level and always comes to win. She's limited and lacks power, but she is there to fight.
As for Midorikawa she is also 35 but this is her first bout of any real note, after fighting 5 novices since her May 2017 debut. On paper this is a massive step up in class since, especially given she has been fighting at Super Bantamweight. Despite the step up she will be confident of picking up the win.
This bout will be held at the Korakuen Hall and will be one of the lead support bouts of Hopeful Fight vol 32, which is promoted by Miyoshi's promoter Nitta gym.
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