June 19, 2012

Photos: Jujeath Nagaowa Fails in Bid to Capture World Boxing Title

Cordilleran female boxer Jujeath Nagaowa came out short in her bid to wrest the WBC women's atomweight boxing title from the champion Momo Koseki of Japan. The two female warriors battled it out at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo on June 19, 2012 (Tuesday). Koseki retained her title via a unanimous decision win.

As expected, the Japananese champion proved to be too much for Nagaowa. She's bigger and quicker. Nagaowa gave it her all, there's no doubt about that. But it was apparent from the very first round that Koseki is the much better fighter.

I think it's about time that Nagaowa considers calling it a finished career. Although she's still young (she's 24 years old), her most recent outings in the ring show that she can't compete in the championship levels. She lost 6 of her last 10 fights. 5 of these 6 losses were title fights.

If she still decides to pursue boxing and  fight her way back to title contention, good luck to her and her team. It's absolutely possible. This is boxing after all, where comebacking fighters shocking the world is a common occurrence. The Rumble in the Jungle comes to mind when an aged Muhammad Ali knocked out an almost invincible George Foreman.

(AP Photos/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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  1. apay ngen iman ta kanam en end career? pansipingan da et iman yan..imbes et nga en-courage'en tako daida yan kamana sa di kanan u iman..ai awan, pulos..asi dont judge if u didn't see, apay amum cn 5 abak na tlagay naabak sisya? igorot k ba talga?

    1. Did you read and fully understand the article? I suggest you keep an open mind. Okay, allow me to respond to your points.

      "apay ngen iman ta kanam en end career?"
      -That's what I think. That's my opinion. I'm asking that you respect it. I'm a boxing fan and I've seen how a lot of boxers who lost consecutive fights in their career suffer untreatable health issues down the line.

      "pansipingan da et iman yan"
      -You are merely stating the obvious. Of course, the sport is her bread and butter, she's a professional boxer. I was just stating my views that it's about time she calls it quits.

      "igorot k ba talga?"
      - What the hell? What does that have to do with anything? Whether I'm an Igorot or not, I would still have the same views and opinion about her hanging the gloves.

      Look, you want her to continue fighting, that's your take. I suggest she calls it a career, that's my take. Savvy?

      *On a side note, wen apo, Igorotak. 100% Igorot. Not that that would have anything to do with the career of a boxer who has the same blood as mine.