Tag Archives: Kayoko Ebata

Japan Reporting: Ebata, Tenkai and other results from Tokyo

Japan Reporting: Ebata, Tenkai and other Results from Tokyo     By Yuriko Miyata   A pair of Japanese proficient fighters proved that they are still on top of the world.   WBO minimumweight champion Kayoko Ebata (12-7, 6KOs) made her first defense and former WBA super flyweight champion Tsunami Tenkai (25-12, 14KOs) also successfully […]

Layla McCarter Wins by KO and Female Fight News March 5

Female Fight News March 5, 2018 Layla McCarter   By David A. Avila Layla “The Amazing” McCarter held her number one spot in the welterweight rankings by spanking dangerous Victoria Cisneros and winning by stoppage. It was McCarter’s (41-13-5, 11 KOs) fourth knockout win in seven fights. The win on Saturday in Ignacio, Colorado also […]

Reporting from Japan: Fujioka, Koseki and More

Reporting from Japan: Ready, Set, Go for Japanese female boxing

By Yuriko Miyata

The Annual Boxing Award ceremony 2017 was held at the Tokyo Dome Hotel on Feb 9th, and WBA middleweight champion

Japan’s Naoko Shibata Bids Farewell

Japan’s Naoko Shibata Bids Farewell       By Yuriko Miyata   Female boxing in Japan has been led by positive, energetic, and superb women since its approval by the Japanese Boxing Commission(JBC) in 2008.   Former IBF light flyweight champion Naoko Shibata was one of those great talents. Last month she decided to hang […]

Tsunami Tenkai TKOs Carleans Rivas for Regional Title

Tsunami Tenkai Beats Carleans Rivas for Regional Title
Former WBA super flyweight champion Tsunami Tenkai of Tokyo beat Carleans Rivas

Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz Defends Title Against Franco in Mexico City

“Avispa” Ortiz Buzzes Back in the Ring   By Felipe Leon   Just like her nickname “Avispa” (the wasp in Spanish) describes her, the diminutive five-foot even Anabel Ortiz (24-3, 4KO) throws so many punches it seems as if she would levitate.   This Saturday night she will headline the Zanfer promoted fight card televised […]

Renaissance and Female Fight News for week of May 22, 2017

Female Fight News for week of May 22, 2017 Renaissance   By David A. Avila Dreams are being made and dreams are being chased by female prizefighters around the globe. In Japan a 41-year-old finally saw her world title goals achieved. Meanwhile, a 23-year-old from Tijuana, Mexico finds inspiration from a gutsy Puerto Rican woman […]

Kayoko Ebata: Newest Member to Japan’s World Champions Club

Kayoko Ebata: Newest Member to Japan’s World Championship Club   By Yuriko Miyata More than 20 hard years of persistence paid off, finally. Kayoko Ebata (11-7, 6 Kos), a former OPBF flyweight champion, won the WBO strawweight title by unanimous decision over Erika Hanawa (7-1, 2 Kos) who was the top rated OPBF atomweight on […]

Cindy Serrano Wins and Female Fight News for week of May 15

Female Fight News for week of May 15, 2017 Cindy Serrano and more   By David A. Avila Puerto Rico’s Serrano sisters continue to blaze history in 2017 and in Mexico a long-standing champion was dethroned over the weekend. France heated up and next week is Japan’s turn. Cindy Serrano successfully defended the WBO featherweight […]

Japanese Women Fighting for Relevance

Japanese Women Fighting for Relevance     By Yuriko Miyata   Though Japan seems one of the most active areas of female boxing in the world, fighting women are still struggling with a harsh reality to remain relevant, but in quite a positive way.   During the first weekend of February, the Boxing Girls Meeting […]