27 Nov 2017

World Champion Says with world title belt and trophy

Two outstanding female fighters won WBC Muaythai champions last month (November) in Japan and New Zealand.

Combat sports stalwart Michelle Preston capped off a brilliant career in Auckland, New Zealand on November 17 when she narrowly defeated Fani Peloumpi (Greece) for the WBC Muaythai Female World Super Flyweight Title in a contest that had the fans on their feet for 5 rounds of high voltage Muaythai.

Peloumpi used her impressive counter skills but just fell short in overcoming the frenetic aggression of Preston, formerly of Manchester UK, who has successfully combined an impressive kick fighting career winning WBA and WBO regional boxing titles.

Preston got a majority points decision 47-48, 48-47, 49-46.

Meanwhile 18-year-old Japanese sensation Saya Itoh won the WBC Muaythai World Female Minimum Weight title with a convincing points win against Yodying Sit Namkkabuan (Thailand) in Tokyo on November 26.

The unanimous points win 49-47, 50-46, 50-46 gives Saya all three WBC, WMC and WPMF world championships.

The current reigning WBCMT female world title holders are:

Mini Flyweight Saya Ito (Japan)
Flyweight Amy Pirnie (Scotland)
Super Flyweight Michelle Preston (New Zealand)
Super Bantamweight Ruth Ashdown (England)
Featherweight Bernise Alldis (England)

By Patrick Cusick

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