Earlier today news broke from Japan that WBO female Super Flyweight champion Miyo Yoshida (14-1) [吉田 実代] had become the latest fighter to join the Misako gym in Tokyo, leaving the less established EBISU K's BOX gym.
Yoshida won her title in summer 2019 and defended it on New Year's Eve. She's been out of the ring since since then but few will doubt her ability, and she has proven to be a very, very talented boxer, who keeps things at range.
The fighter released a statement thanking EBISU K's BOX for helping her develop her career, become a world champion and support her career. It seems clear however that EBISU K's BOX is more limited on what they can do for the fighter going forward, whilst Misako are a larger, more financially well backed gym with the ability to help her further her career.
Interestingly it seems that Misako's plan is for Yoshida to potentially fight over seas.
Since the new year Misako have made a few transfers and Yoshida follows OPBF Super Bantamweight champion Hiroaki Teshigawara (21-2-2, 14) [勅使河原 弘晶], who signed with the gym just a couple of weeks ago, and the exciting Yasutaka Fujita (5-1, 5) [藤田裕崇], who transferred there earlier this year.
The gym seems to be stacking it's ranks, and may end up having more fights transfers to it's ranks in the coming months and is certainly having a rich run of form, with a number of champions now at the gym.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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