Pink fiasco

Akane Watanabe Takara Oshima Round 3

Takara Oshima drops her apprehensions and plays the poker game to perfection. This has utterly devastating consequences for Akane.

Takara’s shaky survival

Akane Watanabe Takara Oshima Round 2 continued

Takara Oshima’s will and durability have been put to the test by a hard knockdown. Is she in a state to continue and make it to the bell?

Little Storm erupts

Akane Watanabe Takara Oshima Round 2

Red alert! Akane Watanabe explodes in Round 2, producing a storm that sweeps Takara Oshima off her feet.

A plan for resurgence

Akane Takara 13

Round 1 is over. Finally, thinks Akane. Little Storm met Hurricane Takara, and it wasn’t fun. What can she get from her corner to possibly bounce back?

The crash

Akane Takara Round 1

How badly can you start a fight? Akane “finds out” at her own expense, suffering in a major blitz launched by Takara.

Fearsome Japanese champion introduced

Intros teaser

We go ringside now to watch the introductions. The champion looks dangerous. So does the challenger. We learn about the battle points that can lead to victory.

Bittersweet visit

Akane Sophie shrine 1

Akane Watanabe visits a Japanese shrine the day before the fight. It’s a nostalgic, bittersweet moment for the German Lightweight champion.

Vicious clash between Akane and Naomi on TV

TV showdown

What was supposed to be a civilised TV event turns into an ugly sisterly showdown between Akane Watanabe and her sister Naomi. Tune in for details.

Stepping up to the plate in training camp

akane training

Akane Watanabe shows her baseball slugging skills in Munich. Takara Oshima shows lovely footwork in Tokyo. It’s training camps, dawgs.