Kick starting your weekend of female boxing sees us travel to the Superstudio, Milan, Italy on Friday March 8th, 2019 where Matchroom and OPI since 82 co-promote Vissia Trovato 12(5)-1-0 v Erika Cruz Hernandez 9(3)-1-0 for the vacant WBC Silver Female Featherweight title.
Both fighters have lost only one bout but Italian national, Trovato has been in two previous World title fights winning one and losing one, this experience will be crucial during the 10 x 2 minute rounds. As well as enjoying the backing of the patriotic crowd the 36 year old also boasts a slightly better knock rate at 38% compared to Hernandez’s 30%.
Mexico’s Hernandez comes into this fight as the underdog having been in fewer bouts, fought less quality opponents and fighting outside her own country for the first time in her pro career, the odds are stacked heavily against the 28 year old.
Trovato I believe will have too much to lose in this fight, with the home crowd behind her and the amount of experience she has I see the title staying with her in Italy courtesy of a unanimous decision by the judges.
Saturday March 9th, 2019 sees Kortrijk, Belgium play host to Delfine Persoon 42(17)-1(1)-0 v Melissa St Vil 11(1)-3-4. Persoon will be making her tenth defence of her WBC World Female Lightweight title that she picked up in 2014.
Having flown in from USA ‘Little Miss Tyson’ is anything but a KO specialist having gone the distance in nearly all her fights I don’t really give St Vil a punchers chance with her Knock rate at 6% compared to Persoon’s 40%.
As a contest this will be Persoon on the front foot from the start, having the home crowd support and more experience I don’t see Persoon losing the bout.
In Pabellon Ciudad Deportiva Navafria, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain, the IBF World Female Minimum weight title will be on the line between Spain’s Joana Pastrana 14(5)-1-0 and Mexico’s Ana ‘La Bronca’ Arrazola. I believe Pastrana should successfully defend her title as Arrazola has lost most of her World title fights. This fight is promoted by Guantes de Lobo and Tundra.
Mexico plays host when local lady Jessica Nery Plata 23(3)-2-0 defends her interim WBA World Female Light Flyweight title against fellow Mexican Alondra Garcia 20(1)-3-1. With 24 year old Plata having a KO rate of 12% and 23 year old Garcia having a KO rate of 4%, I will be very surprised if this fight does not go to the judges’ score cards. As a result I think this fight will be too close to call. This fight will be held in the Centro de Convenciones, Tamazula, Jalisco, Mexico, and will be promoted by Promociones Zanfer, Canelo Promotions and Clase y Talento Boxeo. This fight will be televised by Mexico Azteca.