Written by Staff Writer
20 Dec, 2015 | 10:03 am
The Women’s World Boxing Championship which was held at the Stein Studios, Ratmalana ended on Saturday with Japan’s Nao Ikeyama who defeated Jujeath Nagaowa in the 46 kilogramme atom weight class to retain the Women’s World Championship title.
This is, incidentally, the first time an event of this nature was being held in South Asia. The event is being conducted by the World Boxing Organisation, and is another first by The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited, under its Sports 1st brand.
The Boxing Championship was held in association with Yasushi Hirayama of Future Promotions and Daisuke Kato from the global Sports Academy in Japan.
Bouts between the top ranked female boxers from Japan, Philippines and Thailand were competed under direct supervision of the WBO.
Former Japanese Wrestling champion Antonio Inoki as well as Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera were also present at the event.
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