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An eight-bout all-women's boxing card was held at the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan yesterday. The card featured two world title bouts, two bouts for regional titles, and one bout for a national championship. Among the winners were new WBO World atomweight champion Yuko Kuroki, new IBF World junior mini-flyweight champion Mika Iwakawa, and new OPBF atomweight champ Eri Matsuda.

WBO World Atomweight Title-
Yuko Kuroki (20-7-2, 9 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Nanae Suzuki (The Ring #5; 11-5-1, 1 KO)
- Ms. Kuroki, a former WBC World strawweight champion (2014-2017), won by the scores of 97-93, 98-92, and 98-92.
- Ms. Suzuki was defending the WBO title for the first time.

IBF World Junior Mini-Flyweight Title-
Mika Iwakawa (11-6-1, 3 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Ayaka Miyao (The Ring #3; 25-10-2, 6 KOs)
- Ms. Iwakawa, who had lost the WBO World atomweight title to Nanae Suzuki on February 25 of this year, won by three 96-94 scores.
- Ms. Miyao, who formerly held the WBA World light miminimumweight title (2012-2015), had won the then vacant IBF title by outpointing previously unbeaten Eri Matsuda also on this past February 25. This was her first defense of the IBF belt.

Vacant OBF Atomweight Title-
Eri Matsuda (The Ring #4; 5-1-1, 1 KO)
Unan. Dec. 8
Kaori Nagai (6-5-3, 2 KOs)
- Ms. Matsuda, who won by the scores of 78-74, 79-73, and 79-73, regained the OPBF title which she had voluntarily relinquished to fight for the IBF World title.

Vacant Japanese National Flyweight Title-
Mizuki Hiruta (3-0, 0 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 6
Hinami Yanai (2-1, 1 KO)
- Ms. Hiruta won by three 60-54 scores.

Vacant WBO Asia Pacific Atomweight Title-
Sumire Yamanaka (6-0, 2 KOs)
TKO-5 1:56
Honoka Kano (4-1-2, 2 KOs)

Strawweight Bout-
Nao Ugawa (2-0, 0 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 4
Kanae Maehara (2-1, 0 KOs)
- The scores were 39-37, 40-36, and 40-36.

Atomweight Bout-
Emily Abe (AKA Amy Matsushita; 1-2, 0 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 4
Reiko Mori (1-2, 1 KO)
- The scores were 39-37, 40-36, and 40-36.

Flyweight Bout-
Yuki Fuke (1-0)
Unan. Dec. 4
Moeko Okada (1-1, 0 KOs)
- Ms. Fuke won her professional debut by the scores of 39-37, 40-36, and 40-36.

Article By: Ken Pollitt