Earlier today fight fans at the KBS Hall in Kyoto, saw a new OPBF female Light Flyweight champion being crowned.
The new champion is the in form Japanese fighter Shione Ogata (11-6, 3) [緒方汐音], who claimed her third regional title as she scored a 5th round TKO over Filipino foe Charimae Salvador (4-2, 1).
Ogata started the bout fast, and was finding a home for her busy jab in the opening round .The jab essentially handcuffed Salvador, who struggled to mount much offense in her self.
After 4 rounds Ogata was up 39-37, twice, and 40-36. Her dominate of the bout became clearer in round 5, when Salvador was deducted a point for holding and soon afterwards the referee stepped in and saved her as Ogata began to really punish her.
It now seems almost certain that Ogata has to be thinking about a world title bout, but it is hard to imagine her being favoured against any of the current world champions at Light Flyweight.
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Tomorrow in Kyoto fans will be able to see in form Japanese fighter Shione Ogata (10-6, 2) [緒方汐音] take on Filipino foe Charimae Salvador (4-1, 1) for the vacant OPBF female Light Flyweight title. The winner will claim a title which hasn't been fought for in close to 3 years!
Today the fighter took part in their weigh in, and on the scales both fighters made the 108lb limit with no issue at all.
On the scales Ogata was the bang on the 108lb limit, and looked the much bigger fighter.
Salvador on the other hand was was under 106lbs, coming in at 105.8lbs, well under the the divisional limit. In fact not only is Salvador under the Light Flyweight limit, but she's actually close to the Minimumweight limit of 105lbs!
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