|Photo Courtesy of J-Girls|
There were a number of fights over the weekend and two champions were crowned. With a record of 8-3-1, 20 year old Chihiro Kira fought her way through the J-Girls Pinweight Tournament and became the inaugural champion. In what was a close contest, Chihiro was able to take advantage of her opponent's aggressiveness and land counter strikes as she charged. The rounds were comprised of Matsushita charging forward with strikes and Chihiro stepping out of the way and countering. She would then attack and go back on the defensive. Reports indicate it was a heated fight with both fighters landing lots of shots.
In Thailand, Little Tiger won her 7th championship, the WBC Interim 102lb Championship. Other championships include: 2009 J-Girls Atomweight Champion, 2011 WPMF Japanese Atomweight Champion, 2012 WPMF Mini-Flyweight Champion, 2012 WMC Flyweight Champion, 2013 Pattaya Stadium Mini-Flyweight Champion, 2013 WPMF Pinweight Champion, 2014 WBC 102lb Champion (interim). Little Tiger is an active fighter and should be expected to fight several times before the end of the year. A potential fight with Saya Ito could be in the works.
Also in Thailand, the young PhetJee Jaa fought in an interesting bout. She fought against a boy. Thai Boxer Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu wrote an interesting piece on it and posted a video of the fight. You can find that on her blog here. For more information on the rare talent, she has other articles on her blog as well that I would recommend.
J-Network: J-Fight&J-Girls 2014 4th
(07/27/14, Tokyo, Japan)
Chihiro Kira defeated Emi Matsushita
(30-29, 29-28, 28-29)
Chihiro becomes the inaugural J-Girls Pinweight Champion
Anna Shiratsuki defeated Miho
(30-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Anna earned the right to fight for the Mini-Flyweight Title
Suek Fairtex WBC Muay Thai
(7/26/14, Pattaya, Thailand)
Little Tiger defeated Faacheangrai S.Sakonthon
(48-47, 48-47, 48-48)
Little Tiger becomes the WBC 102lb Interim Champion