Japanese fighter Nana Yoshikawa (4-0, 2) made an impressive statement earlier today as she officially put herself in the running for a world title fight and told the boxing world she was serious about being fast tracked to a world title fight.
Yoshikawa, a former OPBF female Light Flyweight champion, took on Thailand's former world title challenger Kledpetch KKP and (6-4, 1) and made her look like little more than an unfit journey-woman in just 2 rounds.
The opening round saw the Thai come out with ambition, firing off shots as she believed she had a chance to win, especially early on. The idea seemed to be that if she could catch Yoshikawa cold then she could defeated the touted former Japanese amateur standout. Sadly for the Thai the Japanese fighter saw it all coming and used her intelligent footwork to make the Thai miss and frustrate her.
Whilst Kledpetch had looked like a fighter coming to win in the opening round the second round saw he left crumpled in a heap from a Yoshikawa body shot that was truly sensational. Poor Kledpetch never came close to beating the counting now did she come close to really testing Yoshikawa who will now be looking for a title holder in 2015.
Whilst stopping Kledpetch wasn't shocking by it's self, we were shocked by the speed of it. It had taken WBC female Flyweight champion Shindo Go 8 rounds to stop Kledpetch in May and South Korean Hee-Jung Yuh also needed 8 rounds at Super Flyweight back in September 2013. For Yoshikawa to do it in 2 rounds was a real statement and we'd not be shocked if she put a number of fighters at 108 and 112 on alert following this sensational performance.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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