In recent months Woman’s boxing has seen an increase in popularity especially in the USA and the UK and Ireland. Other countries like those from the South Americas and Germany have fully embraced the female boxing culture but North America and the rest of Europe are slowly starting to catch up. With rising stars such as Claressa Shields bursting onto the scene last week becoming the WBC and IBF female super middleweight champion and Ireland’s Katie Taylor continuing to impress in the UK both nations seem to have found their Rhonda Rousey boxing equivalent to get behind. With more and stars coming through the ranks Woman’s boxing is finally started to add a touch of depth to the quality that is already displayed in the professional ranks.
As woman’s boxing is going from strength to strength we see three more Female World titles on the line on August 12th where Mexican WBC World female heavyweight champion Alejandra Jimenez 8(6)-0-0 (top left) defends her title against Canadian Vanessa Lepage Joanisse 3(1)-0-0 (top right) in the Area Oasis, Cancun, Mexico. With both fighters yet to taste defeat this will be another epic fight and another massive advertisement for the female boxing genre.
Heading south to Palacio Penarol, Montevideo, Uruguay we see Argentina’s Yesica Yolanda Bopp 31(13)-1-0 (left) defend her WBA World female light flyweight title against Colombia’s Olga Julio 25(18)-16(8)-2. Also on the card there is a chance for either the native Uruguayan Chris Namus 22(8)-4(1)-0 and Argentina’s Yamila Esther Reynoso 8(7)-1-3 to claim the vacant IBF World female super welterweight title.
(Yesica Yolanda Bopp)