It's been announced that former WBA female Super Flyweight champion Naoko Yamaguchi (22-4-3, 18) will return to the ring on May 10th for the final time as she takes part in her retirement ceremony. This will see her step into the hallowed ring at the Korakuen Hall as part of the The Kanmuriwashi Fight Vol.51/Dangan 128.
The hard hitting Japanese fighter announced her retirement earlier this year following a successful career that saw her claiming both the female OPBF and WBA titles at 115lbs as well as fighting with several notable fighters, such as Ana Maria Torres, Tenkai Tsunami and Naoko Fujioka.
Although best known for her loss to the fantastic Fujioka, in November 2013, Yamaguchi has had an impressive career and was one of the star fighters of the Shirai Gushiken Sports gym, the gym run by the legendary Yoko Gushiken.
Her retirement comes on a show which features a number of her former stablemates including Shingo Eto (15-3-1, 9) and the promising Daigo Higa (4-0, 4).
(Image courtesy of the Shirai Gushiken Gym)
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