Tag Archives: Chie Higano

Rocking Japan: Shibata Wins and Atomweight Tourney Nearing End

Shibata Wins and Atomweight Tourney Nearing End     By Yuriko Miyata   Former IBF light flyweight champion Naoko Shibata (17-4-1, 6KOs) came back to the ring to stop Shisa Manopgym (0-3) of Thailand at 1:20 in the second round in a six-round contest on Friday Sept. 1, at the famous Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. […]

Japan Now: The Hunt for More Female Champions

Tournaments in Japan for More Female Champions   By Yuriko Miyata   A decade of dedication by Japanese female boxers has moved the conservative world and opened the gates for the very first female championship tournament this year.   East Japan Boxing Association (JPBA-EAST), the female category committee backed by Japan Boxing Commission (JBC), organized […]