This past Saturday was a busy one in terms of female action in Asia with a trio of bouts spread through Russia and China.
The most notable of those three contests was in China where Luo Yu Jie (2-6) unexpectedly scored the biggest victory of here career. Fighting against former OPBF champion Noriko Tsunoda (6-4, 4), Jie managed to score a shut out over 6 rounds to record her highest profile victory.
Unfortunately whilst Jie's victory is a good one on paper it does need putting in to context. Tsunoda is 43 years old, she did lose her previous contest by stoppage and was winless in 24 months.
Over in Russia Yulia Berezikova (1-0, 1) took just 3 rounds to score her debut victory as she stopped Nadezhda Khaenok (1-1). This bout was on a card with a second female bout, one which saw a controversial decision as Ekaterina Izotova (2-0-1) overcame Anna Poskrebysheva (0-1) via a six round majority decision.
At the DK Moskovsk in Russia fans got to see the professional debut of Ukrainian Nadezhda Khaenok (1-0) who made an impressive start to her professional career as she defeated Russian Viktoriya Aleksandrova (0-1). Unfortunately the fans in attendance would likely have preferred a victory for Aleksandrova though she was thoroughly out classed and shut out over the 4 round distance.