Japanese star Shizuka Sugiyama’s 125-pound debut will have to wait. The popular karateka was scheduled to face South Korean kickboxer Hyo Kyung Song on next Saturday’s Deep Jewels 5 card in Tokyo, but Song has been forced out due to an injury and Sugiyama has been removed from the card.
Deep Jewels officials announced the change today. Sugiyama had been set to drop down to the newly-formed Deep Jewels welterweight division after an unsuccessful 135-pound title bid in May. Song earned her first professional win this past weekend, but suffered an undisclosed injury in the process.
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