Japan's Tamao Ozawa won a 2-1 decision over her compatriot and defending champion Miyo Yoshida to claim her maiden WBO women's super flyweight title on Monday.
Ozawa, who gave birth to her first son last June, found a rhythm early on with her left jabs. The 37-year-old challenger also rushed at the 34-year-old belt holder Yoshida, a mother herself, midway through the 10-round bout at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
"We as a family have been working hard for this, and that strengthened my will to win," Ozawa, who was back in action five months after giving the birth, said as she finally seized the title in her third attempt.
Ozawa improved her career record to 17-5 with six wins by knockouts, while Yoshida dropped to 15-3 as she failed in her first title defense.