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4 female atomweight boxers clear weigh-ins for Feb. 25 two world title matches

Feb 24, 2022 19:11 pm

All four female atomweight boxers competing in the two respective world female atomweight championship bouts at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall cleared official weigh-ins on Feb. 24, thereby setting the stage for their respective 10-rounders the following day.

Top-ranked International Boxing Federation female atomweight Eri Matsuda of TEAM10Count Boxing Gym tipped the scales at the class limit of 46.2 kg (101.86 pounds) while second-ranked Ayaka Miyao of Watanabe Boxing Gym weighed in at 46.1 kg (101.6 lbs).

The title was left vacant by Saemi Hanagata of Hanagata Boxing Gym as she retired recently. The left-handed Matsuda drew with Hanagata in her title challenge in March last year.

Matsuda, 27, has a record of four wins, including a knockout, and a draw. She has an ample amateur career.

For her part, the 38-year-old Miyao is a former World Boxing Association atomweight champion and successfully defended the title five times. She lost the title in October 2015 in the title unification bout with now-retired World Boxing Council atomweight ruler Momo Koseki of Aoki Boxing Gym.

She later became a WBA atomweight interim champion but lost the title in the WBA title unification match in September 2019 with Montserrat Alarcon of Mexico. Miyao has a 24-9-2 win-loss draw record with six KOs.

As for the World Boxing Organization world female atomweight title match, champion Mika Iwakawa of Himeji Kinoshita Boxing Gym went to scale at 46.0 kg (101.4 lbs) and the 14th-ranked Nanae Suzuki of Shu Boxing Gym weighed in at 45.8 kg (100.1 lbs), respectively.

It will be their direct rematch. Iwakawa, 38, beat Suzuki with a split decision to retain the title for the first time in September in 2020. But neither Iwakawa nor Suzuki has had a fight since then.

Iwakaha has a record of 10 wins, including five KOs, against five losses and a draw. For her part, the 29-year-old Suzuki has a 10-4-1 win-loss-draw tally with one KO.

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