November 29, 2020

Miyoshi to defend the title against Wakasa on Nov. 13

Miyoshi to defend the title against Wakasa on Nov. 13

Miyoshi to defend the title against Wakasa on Nov. 13

By Lito delos Reyes

FORMER Orient and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) female featherweight champion Kimika Miyoshi of Kawasaki will defend her Japanese featherweight title against Yoshie Wakasa of Yokohama on Nov. 13 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

It will be the second title defense of Miyoshi, who took the title from Miki Mitsuda of Hyogo from a split decision in Sept. 23, 2019.

She then TKO’d Aira Midorikawa of Chiba in the 6th round in Kawasaki last Dec. 7.

The 36-year old Miyoshi (15W-12L-1D, 6KL) lost her OPBF title to Wakako Fujiwara of Kobe by a unanimous decision in EDION Arena last December 2018.

She also lost to undefeated Hyun Mi Choi of South Korea by a unanimous decision for the WBA world super featherweight title in 2017 in South Korea.

Wakasa (6W-2L-0D, 2KO), on the other hand, won by a split decision to Tomoko Okuda of Osaka last 2018 in Korakuen.

Wakasa, however, lost to Miyo Yoshida of Tokyo by a unanimous decision last March 13, 2019 in Korakuen.

She the lost also to Wakako Fujiwara of Kobe by a technical decision in the 7th round last Sept. 23, 2019 at EDION Arena.

The 32-year old Wakasa has six wins with two knockouts against two defeats.

Meanwhile, lightweight

Mao Kawanishi (6W-4L-0D, 2KO) of Tokyo will face Katsunori Imai (6W-12L-3D, 1KO) of Tokyo in the undercard.

It is promoted by Shosei Nitta of Kawasaki Nitta Promotions.