Unbeaten Japanese female prospect Kasumi Saeki (4-0, 3 KOs), 103, acquired the vacant WBO 105-pound belt as he defeated Mexican Elizabeth Lopez (6-2-4, 1 KO), 104.75, by a well-received stoppage by the third man at 1:05 of the sixth round in a scheduled ten on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. Saeki, a taller boxer-puncher with her good footwork, dropped the much shorter but sturdy Mexican twice—one in the fifth and again in the fatal sixth.

By Joe Koizumi / Fightnews.com

🇯🇵 Saeki and 🇲🇽️ López make weight for WBO World title clash

Tomorrow in Japan fans will be able to see the talented and unbeaten Kasumi Saeki (3-0, 2) [佐伯霞] go for a world title in her 4th professional bout, as she faces Elizabeth Lopez (6-1-4, 1) for the WBO female Mini-Flyweight title.

Today the two fighters took part in their weigh in and both fighters comfortably made the 105lbs limit.

On the scales Saeki, who only made her debut last May, was 103lbs, well under the Minimumweight limit and only 1lb over the Atomweight limit. Despite coming in so light she looked in great condition, really relaxed and with the full belief of her promoter.

The promoter for the Japanese youngster is Masato Yamashhita, who spoke glowingly of Saeki “I am delighted that the gym will be able to perform a women’s show for the second time, following last December. From now on, I think Saeki will be a driver of women ’s boxing in Japan. I will practice well, so I hope to win well tomorrow. ”

Lopez, who looked the more physically powerful fighter, was much heavier, coming in at ​104.5lbs. She looked strong, but she will clearly be the under-dog for the bout.

Interestingly Saeki chose to fight with red gloves whilst Lopez will be fighting in blue gloves, with both selecting Winning gloves.

via http://www.asianboxing.info/

(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)