Naoko Fujioka defends WBA super-flyweight title.


On July 7 at Korakuen, Tokyo, Japan, in front of her hometown fans, pound-for-pound élite female banger Naoko Fujioka, 115, defended her WBA female super-flyweight title with a ten-round unanimous decision (97-93 x 3) over Tomoko Kawanishi, 115. Fuijoka (12-0, 6 KOs) started the first round slowly adjusting to her opponents superior 5” reach advantage. In round two, Fujioka found her rhythm landing quick combinations before sliding out of range avoiding her challengers less accurate counters. The 27-year-old Kawanishi (9-2, 4 KOs) eleven years the junior of the champion, displayed a good jab early in the fight, but was no match for Fujioka’s lethal arsenal. With the win, Fujioka maintains her status as an élite pound-for-pound competitor in women’s boxing. The #1 contender to Fujioka is interim champion “Triple L” Linda Laura Lecca (10-2-1, 3 KOs) of Lima, Peru.

Boxing Jones Top 5 Super-flyweights:
1- Naoko Fujioka
2- Zulina Munoz
3- Mariana Juarez
4- Melissa McMorrow
5- Daniela Romina Bermudez

Photo Credit: Boxing Beat

Photo Credit: Boxing Beat

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