Tomorrow fight fans in Japan will get the chance to see Naoko Fujioka (15-2, 6) [藤岡 奈穂子] battle with Mexico's Isabel Millan (18-2-1, 8) for the WBA female Flyweight title, giving the talented Fujioka a chance to become the first Japanese 4-weight champion.
Today the two women took part in their weigh in and signing ceremony for the contest, and thankfully both fighters made the contracted 112lb weight limit.
The lighter fighter was Fujioka, who came in just a smidge under 111lbs. Not only was she lighter than the Mexican but she was also significantly shorter than the visitor who boasted a 9cm height advantage over the Japanese warrior. Millan was heavier, but not by a significant amount, coming in at just over 111lbs, well under the divisional limit of 112lbs.
Although Millan boasts all the size advantages this bout will be a big step up for her, whilst Fujioka, who has won titles at Minimumweight, Super Flyweight and Bantamweight, will likely view Millan as an easier opponent than some of her other foes, such as Mariana Juarez, Shindo Go and Jessica Chavez.
For fight fans interested in watching this one it will be part of A-sign Bee Vol 2 and will be featured on the A-sign service.
Fujioka looks to become 4 weight champion as she takes on Millan!
(Image courtesy of daily.co.jp)
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