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By Carlos Costa

Filipina Jujeath Nagaowa to Fight for WBC World Title Today in Japan
Tue, 19 Jun 2012

Filipina boxer "Bad Girl" Jujeath Nagaowa (right) of Baguio City will have the toughest fight of her life when she battles durable Japanese world champion Momo Koseki for the WBC Atomweight (102 lbs) World Title tonight at the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

The match will be the 8th consecutive world title defense for the veteran 29-year-old Momo Koseki (12-2-1, 3KO's) who claimed the then vacant WBC atomoweight world crown by knocking out Thailander Winyu Paradorngym back in August of 2007.

Meanwhile, the Filipina challenger Jujeath Nagaowa, 24, born in Baguio City, now residing in La Trinidad, Benguet, with a record of 11-10-1, 7KOs arrives to this world title combat as the WBC Asian Boxing Council minimumweight (102 lbs) champion, a belt that she won in her last combat by knocking out rookie Aisah Alico (5-1, 4KO's) in round 3.

Prior to that win, Jujeath Nagaowa knocked out debutant Thai fighter Lookkaew Sithpracha in round 1 in Hong Kong.

The Baguio City Pinay is being assisted in her important contest, by trainer and experienced cornerman Brico Santig who also hails from Baguio. Jujeath's sponsor, Thai businessman Naris Singwancha, is also in Tokyo taking care of her prot?g?.


World Champion Momo Koseki is a southpaw who uses the right jab. So Jujeth needs move her head and circle towards the right of Momo to unbalance her while looking for a close quarters fight. The best chance for Jujeath is close quarters combat with Momo.

The Filipina should use body shots to drain Momo's energy while always pressing for the toe-to-toe combat as Momo Koseki does not have much punching power (only 3 KO's in 15 fights). The Japanese world champion is a speedster stylist who battles from the long range distance.

So Jujeath should try to shorten the distance constantly while being careful during the first two rounds because Momo is very fast during those rounds. That's why early body shots on Momo are needed in this 10 rounds world title clash.

Brico Santig was in the corner of Rey Lorito when Lorito made the big win in Thailand. If Lorito could win, Jujeath can make it too.

Its a very difficult fight against a dangerous experience champion fighting in her own country. So Good luck Jujeath and Brico. Filipinos fans are rooting for you.

Top photo: Filipina Jujeath Nagaowa (right) and WBC champ Momo Koseki during Monday's weighin in Tokyo.

Nagaowa with Promoter Naris Singwancha.

Nagaowa with her manager Brico Santig.

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