Earlier today at the Korakuen Hall fans saw WBA Atomweight champion Ayaka Miyao (20-5-1, 4) score a clear win over Momoko Kanda (8-7-2, 2) in what was essentially a stay busy fight for Miyao, who was fighting above the Atomweight divisional limit.
It was the champion's first bout since she last October when she defended her title again Satomi Nishimura, scoring a 10th round KO in that bout to record her 3rd successive stoppage.
Following the bout Miyao said she was open to fighting a unification bout with long reigning WBC champion Momo Koseki (20-2-1, 7). The bout would be the first ever unification bout in the division and would see Koseki being put in with a really credible challenger for the first time since she over-came Saemi Hanagata back in 2012.
Since beating Hanagata we've seen Koseki score 6 more defenses of her title to extend her reign to 15 defences. Sadly those last 6 defenses have come against some very questionable opposition, including Aisah Alico just a few week ago.
A battle between Koseki and Miyao would be great and a real test of two long reigning champions. We know Koseki has got people now chasing her, including Louisa Hawton and WBC #1 ranked contender Nora Cardoza, though Koseki has already repelled Cardoza back in November 2013, though a bout with Miyao would be the pick of the available match ups.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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