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x-bronze medalist in women’s world amateur championships Wada to turn pro

Jan 30, 2024 22:21 pm

  Madoka Wada, a former two-time bronze medalist in the women’s world amateur boxing championships, will turn pro from TEAM10COUNT Boxing Gym in Tokyo, the gym said on Jan. 30.

(from L) wada, Toriumi and Matsuda

  The 29-year-old Wada captured the light flyweight bronze medal in the 2014 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in South Korea and in the 2018 championships in India.

  The left-handed Wada won a total of eight all-Japan titles ranging from the minimumweight to flyweight. She has a record of 58 wins, including 13 RSCs, and 10 losses.

  Wada faced Eri Matsuda of the gym, the current World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization atomweight champion, in the latter’s first bout as an amateur boxer, and has got along well with the gym’s head Jun Toriumi through Matsuda.

  Wada said, ‘’I want to attain lots of things as a professional boxer such as ‘Japan’s first’ and ‘Japan’s shortest career’ while aiming at becoming Japan’s one and only boxer by displaying my amazing speed, technique and defense.’’

  Wada is expected to take a class B license test before March so that she can make a professional debut in April as a class A boxer (eight-round bout)

PHOTO by TEAN10COUNT Boxing Gym

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