Earlier this week former 2-weight world world champion Naoko Fujioka (13-1, 6) announced some details regarding her next bout.
The talented 39 year old has stated that her next contest will take place on October 19th at the Japanese holy land of boxing, the Korakuen Hall. In that bout she will be fighting for the currently vacant WBO female Bantamweight title.
Sadly the full details of the bout aren't well known, though an official announcement will likely be coming in the near future. At the moment the key detail that is missing is who Fujioka will be fighting, though we know she will not be up against a Japanese opponent.
Fujioka will be going in to the bout in search for a third divisional world title. The former WBC female Minimumweight and WBA female Super Flyweight champion has previously come up short in an attempt to become a 3-weight champion, losing a competitive and close decision to Susi Kentikian in a Flyweight bout last November. Since that loss she she has fought once, taking a very well fought decision win in Mexico against Mariana Juarez. It was expected that she would rematch Juarez though the move to Bantamweight seems to suggest that she has another plan in mind will instead be wanting to test herself again bigger foes.
We're hoping to have more details on this bout in the near future, though it's still great to know that the wonderfully talented veteran hasn't yet called a day on her career and that she is still seeking out challenges despite his fantastic career.
For those wondering it does appears that this bout will be on the "Fighting Bee 14" card which is to feature Fujioka's stablemate Hikaru Marugame battling against Jonathan Baat in what is a genuinely fantastic match up.
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