Tag Archives: Naoko Fujioka

Autumn Fights and Female Fight News for week of Sept. 11, 2017

Female Fight News for week of Sept. 11, Autumn Light   By David A. Avila American prizefighters are storming the month of September especially in the lightweight division. Long one of the most dormant divisions in American female boxing, the 135-pound fighters are making a strong return to the forefront this year led by Olympians […]

Female Fight News for week of July 24th American Assault

Female Fight News for week of July 24 American Assault   By David A. Avila American prizefighting arrived with a boom last week and continues on with assistance from Ireland. Boricua star Amanda “Real Deal” Serrano brushed aside Hungary’s Edina Kiss with a third round knockout on the island paradise of Puerto Rico. It was […]

Female Fight News for week of July 10, Mariana, Ramona and more

Mariana Juarez, Ramona Kuehne and Female Fight News for week of July 10, 2017   By David A. Avila It’s almost like Christmas in July. Katie Taylor’s coming to town to add yet another star attraction to the world of women’s boxing in the USA. And there is one more female Olympian to come who […]

Female Fight News for week of July 3, 2017 Mariana, Jelena and more

Female Fight News for week of July 3, 2017 Mariana, Jelena and more   By David A. Avila Thirty is the new 20 in female prizefighting with a number of the very best 30-something year-old boxers still competing at the highest levels around the world. Canada’s Jelena Mrdjenovich escaped with her two world titles last […]

Japan’s Great Naoko Fujioka Dreams of Fighting in U.S.

Japan’s Great Naoko Fujioka Dreams of Fighting in U.S.     By Yuriko Miyata   A week of vacation in Los Angeles inspired a Japanese female fighter who is one of the world greatest but also very humble. Four-time world champion Naoko Fujioka flew to the United States for the first time since attending ringside […]

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 […]

Japan’s Naoko Fujioka Wins Historic World Title by KO

Japan’s Naoko Fujioka Wins Historic World Title by KO     By Yuriko Miyata   TOKYO-Adding a new achievement in Japanese boxing history, Naoko Fujioka captured her fourth world title on Monday with a technical knockout victory over number contender Isabel Millan of Mexico at 21 seconds into the final round of the bout for […]

Female Fight News for week of March 14, Japan’s All Female Card

Female Fight News for the week of March 14, Japan’s All Female Card It’s almost like a dream for those following female boxing. Claressa “T-Rex” Shields won the NABF middleweight title with a one-sided beating of Hungary’s battle tough, but over-matched Szilvia Szabados. More importantly, it was the first time a female fight was the […]

Female Fight News for week of March 7, Heather Hardy and more

Female Fight News for week of March 7, 2017 Heather Hardy and more One Olympian triumphed in her third foray into the professional world and another will enter the stage a second time in what will be another historic moment for women’s prizefighting. But first, Brooklyn’s Heather “the Heat” Hardy returned to the boxing ring […]

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 […]