Former Straw-weight world champion, Nanako Kikuchi, of Japan,
announced her retirement from the rings today; at 35, and after
having fought professionally for seven years.
[According to the WBC] Kikuchi was the first female Japanese
boxer who won a [WBC] world title, and in addition to that, one of the
pioneers of female boxing in her country, reason for which she
is leaving with great merits and recognition from everyone in
the boxing scope.
[Our Correspondent from Japan said: Kikuchi was the
first female Japanese boxer who won "the WBC" world title.
But we Japanese boxing fans remember our champions such as Suger
Miyuki (IWBF 1997) and Raika (WIBA 2002) .Unfortunately, The
Japanese Boxing Commission doesn't admit Kikuchi, Suger
Miyuki, and Raika were the world champions. They are thinking
that the history of the women's boxing started in 2008.
They say the first female Japanese boxer who won a world title
is Naomi Togashi.
Suger Miyuki Nojima 1997Link
This great fighter has gone down in history, together with other
fighters of the recent past, such as: Christy Martin, Laila Ali,
Mia Saint John and many more, in addition to many current ones,
such as Ana Maria Torres and Anabel Ortiz, both Mexican.