More Sports / Boxing Aug 13, 2016

Shibata retains IBF light flyweight title

Naoko Shibata defended her IBF light flyweight title on Saturday for the fifth time, defeating second-ranked Maria Salinas by a 2-0 decision. The fight was a rematch with the Mexican, whom Shibata drew with last November. The victory sees Shibata's record improve to 16-3 with ...

More Sports / Boxing Nov 13, 2015

Shibata retains IBF light flyweight title with draw

Naoko Shibata defended her IBF light flyweight title for the fourth time on Friday after drawing against seventh-ranked Mexican Maria Salinas. The 34-year-old Shibata, who won the title in November 2013 five years after making her debut, has a record of 14-3-1 (four knockouts). The 26-year-old ...