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Former many time world female champions Ayaka Miyao and Etsuko Tada will clash again for the World Boxing Organization minimumweight interim title on Dec. 3 at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall, Watanabe Boxing Gym said on Oct. 20.
Both fought in January this year for the vacant title but ended in a draw.
The 37-year-old Miyao of Watanabe gym, who successfully defended the World Boxing Association’s atomweight crown five times but lost it in her sixth title defense in October 2015. While she captured the WBA interim atomweight crown in November 2018, she lost in the title unification match with Mexico’s Monserrat Alarcon in September last year.
Miyao was supposed to vie for the vacant WBO minimum title in Vietnam in September this year. But the bout did not realize due to pandemic of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Miyao has a record of 23 wins, including six knockouts, against eight defeats and two draws.
For her part, the coming bout with Miyao will be the 39-year-old Tada’s 18th world title matches. Tada, who belongs to Kobe-based Shinsei Boxing Gym, western Japan, was the former WBA minimumweight champion and successfully defended the title nine times among other things. She had 19 wins, five by KO, against three losses and as many draws.
Miyao said, ‘’I am grateful for being able to take part in a world championship bout amid the COVID-19 brouhaha. Since it will be a rematch against Tada, I am determined to win it decisively.’’