YOSHIDA WINS VACANT WBO FEMALE 115LB BELT


June 19, 2019

CHIBA, JAPAN

Slick-punching Miyo Yoshida (13-1, no KO), 114.25, acquired the vacant WBO female 115-pound belt by scoring a nearly shutout decision (100-90 twice, 99-91) over Casey Morton (8-2-3, 1 KO), 115, over ten hard-fought rounds on Wednesday in Chiba, Japan. Yoshida, despite her lack of convincing power, displayed good precision in connecting with sharp left-right combinations and right uppercuts to the onrushing opponent, 35, handled by Nonito Donairefs father. The 31-year-old Yoshidafs sharpshooting accounted for her long-anticipated coronation.

(6-19-2019)


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