Kasumi Saeki

Kasumi Saeki (佐伯 霞, Saeki Kasumi, born 16 July 1996) is a Japanese professional boxer, currently holding the WBO mini flyweight world championship title. Saeki is currently unbeaten with a 4–0 record.[2]

Career

Early career

Born in Osaka, Saeki started practicing combat sports at the age of six with kickboxing. A few years later, whilst at elementary school, she picked boxing and began competing at amateur championships in Japan and worldwide having several important wins, most notably in 2011 at the AIBA World Women's Youth Championships in Antalya and the 2014 Japanese Women's National Championships held in Shizuoka. Saeki finished her amateur career with a 35–9 record.[3]

Professional career

After a successful amateur career, Saeki made her professional debut on 27 May 2018 against Floryvic Montero, winning the bout by unanimous decision after six rounds.

Saeki fought Wassana Kamdee on 1 December 2018 for the WBO vacant Asia Pacific Female Minimumweight Title, defeating the Thai fighter by TKO at the third round.[4]

On 27 April 2019, Saeki fought against Mexican Elizabeth López for the vacant WBO Mini Flyweight World Championship at the EDION Arena Osaka. Saeki won the fight by technical knockout at the sixth round.[2]

Professional boxing record

4 fights, 4 wins (3 knockouts), 0 losses, 0 draws
No. Result Record Opponent Type Rd. Date Location Notes
4 Win 4–0 Elizabeth López TKO 6 27 Apr 2019 EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka Won vacant WBO World Female Minimumweight Title
3 Win 3–0 Wassana Kamdee TKO 3 1 Dec 2018 EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka Won vacant WBO Asia Pacific Female Minimumweight Title
2 Win 2–0 Kanyarat Yoohanngoh TKO 6 11 Aug 2018 City Sogo Gym, Hirakata
1 Win 1–0 Floryvic Montero UD 6 27 May 2018 Big Wave, Wakayama Professional debut

References

  1. ^ "BoxRec: Kasumi Saeki". BoxRec. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Unbeaten Saeki Wins WBO World Title". wboboxing.com. World Boxing Organization. 28 April 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Kasumi Saeki". asianboxing.info. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  4. ^ @WorldBoxingOrg (1 December 2018). "For the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Female Mini-Flyweight Title, Kasumi Saeki (3-0, 2 KOs) scored a spectacular 3rd-round TKO victory over Wassana Kamdee (3-4, 2 KOs) at the EDION Arena Osaka, Japan" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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