This Thursday March 8th, sees the Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan host two female world title fights, the first of which sees Kayoko Ebata 11(6)-7-0 make first defence of her WBO World female minimum weight title on home soil against South Korea’s Ji Hyun Park 22(6)-2-0. Not a lot can be said about this fight other than I expect Park to take the crown home with her to South Korea. Ebata has almost lost as many fights as she has won, so I’m not expecting a high standard performance from her. Although Park has only lost two fights most of those where against weaker opposition, having only ever fought outside South Korea once before which she lost, it’s fair to say she was a slightly bigger fish in a small pond. Credit is due to Ebata on the other hand who has suffered five defeats going for world titles; she cannot be described as ducking opponents. Park might hold the better record but Ebata has fought the harder opponents.
The second fight sees Chaoz Minowa 5(4)-0-0 take on Tenkai Tsunami 24(13)-12-0 for the vacant WBO World female light flyweight title. Although Minowa seems to be stopping all opponents put in front of her she has very little rounds under her belt she has only went the distance once winning by unanimous decision after eight rounds, this is a ten rounds fight, something she may not be ready for yet. Tsunami on the other hand has lost more fights than Minowa has actually competed in as a professional. This fight to me does not really scream quality but, then again these two women could just surprise me and put on a boxing master class. This is a hard fight to call so I would rather not try, so may the best fighter win.