Back in late January we reported that Japanese female boxing legeldn Naoko Fujioka (15-2, 6) [藤岡 奈穂子] would attempt to become a 4-weight world world champion with a March 13th bout against unbeaten Australian Louisa Hawton (7-0, 3), for the WBO female Light Flyweight title.
Sadly Hawton has subsequently vacated the title and left Fujioka's team scrambling to find a suitably talented replacement for Hawton. Unfortunately the search saw no takers at 108lbs, and instead Fujioka has changed her attention to the Flyweight division with her team luring Mexico's Isabel Millan (18-2-1, 8) to Tokyo to take on Fujioka.
With Fujioka moving up in weight and Millan being a notable Flyweight herself the bout will now be for the vacant WBA female Flyweight title.
For Fujioka it keeps alive her dreams of becoming a 4-weight world champion, adding to her reigns at Minimumweight, Super Flyweight and Bantamweight. As for Millan the bout sees her looking to add to the WBF title she won last April, when she travelled to France and beat Amira Hamazaoui.
As previously reported the bout will headline the second of the two upcoming "Asign Bee" shows and will be featured on the Asign service as a paid show on demand.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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