Earlier today saw a number of fighters take their pro-test bouts at the Hiroki Ioka Gym in Osaka. Although their was a lot of fighters taking their tests only one really received much publicity, school girl Fuko Komura [小村楓香].
The sweet looking 18 year old was the only female fighter to take part in a pro-test bout, whilst more than 40 guys did, though she completely stole the show from the minute she walked into the gym to the moment she left.
Komura turned up in her school attire and looked like a sweet, innocent and shy girl who could well have been mistaken for someone who had entered the wrong building. She looked diminutive and very much unlike a fighter. Despite that she really impressed when it came down to business.
After getting into "combat mode" she took part in a session of shadow boxing, and showed both impressive speed and technique with those in the venue being impressed by the youngsters abilities. She then further impressed as she took part in a public pro-test bout against 24 year old Minayo Kei (1-2) [慶美奈代].
The test bout saw Komura looking really sharp with her jab being really impressive,whilst her straight right hand looked like it was laser guided and when under-pressure she showed great composure, movement and defensive skills, rolling off the ropes and turning Kei.
The teenager is now set to make her debut in August and she seems confident of becoming a success in the professional ranks, stating that her aim was to become a world champion, something she won't pursue half hearted. Given how impressive she was today there is a really good chance that she could race through the ranks very quickly. It's still early days for the youngster but the noises coming out of Japan are that her team have full belief in her talent, and won't be be feeling the need to hold her back, despite her age.
(Image courtesy of Daily.co.jp)
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