Whilst female boxing in the West has often been of predictable mismatches, doing little more than promoting one fighter as something special whilst essentially sharing the ring with someone far beneath them, we have seen several interesting upsets in Asian boxing. For example Mika Iwakawa over-coming Nao Ikeyama for the WBO Atomweight title and Shione Ogata out pointing Erika Hanawa.
For us though the upset that stood out the most was a win for Thai fighter Jutamas Jitpong, who over-came Casey Morton on December 15th in Yubei, China, for the WBO Asia Pacific Super Flyweight title
Going in to the bout Morton was 7-0-3(1), she had won the Flyweight version of the title 9 months earlier and was facing a Thai 20 year old who was 4-2 (2) who had lost in February to the then 1-0 Olga Gurova. Through Jutamas's career, prior to facing Morton, she had gone 1-2 when fighting outside of Thailand.
Against Morton we saw Jutamas out box, out punch and out move Morton.
The only one blotch on this upset was that it was later revealed that Morton had been ill in the build up to the fight and wasn't 100%, that however was not Jutamas' fault.
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