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Friday. December 2. 2022

Mongolian Oyuntsetseg wins vacant WBO Asia-Pacific female super bantamweight title

Mongolian Yesugen Oyuntsetseg earned a majority decision over top-ranked Japanese featherweight Akane Fujiwara of Watanabe Boxing Gym to win the vacant World Boxing Organization’s Asia-Pacific female super bantamweight title on Dec. 1 in Tokyo.

After the eight-round fight at Korakuen Hall, two of the three judges scored the fight 80-72 and 79-73 in favor of the 21-year-old Oyuntsetseg while the third judge had it even at 76-76.

Oyuntsetseg, who advanced to the last eight in the world amateur championships in May this year, took control of the fight with quick jabs and straight rights.

While the 35-year-old Fujiwara occasionally landed left hooks, the Mongolian landed a hard counter right in the seventh and ended the fight on top.

With the victory, Oyuntsetseg has a professional record of two straight while Fujiwara fell to 5-2-1 win-loss-draw tally with two knockouts.

The fight served as the chief supporting card for the WBO’s world female super flyweight championships.

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