(APR 7) On April 11 at the Emerald
Queen Sarah Pucek and Merced Nunez were to fight in a six round
fight to see who is the best Featherweight in the Pacific North
West. Nunez had to pull out due to an injury and a tentative bout
was made with Stephanie Eggink however Eggink pulled. The Pucek camp
wanted to fight and agreed to move up two weight divisions and
challenge Tammie Johnson.
The fight is made at 133 lb., and has all the makings of a great
contest. The 3-0-0 Pucek camp is taking the fight knowing it will be
tough. Dave Allison, Pucek’s Trainer said, "Tammie was 3-0-0
once and has fought very tough competition since; we respect her
ability and feel this is the toughest fight we could take at this
time. Johnson is coming from a draw with 10-0-0 Rita Figueroa
and we respect her for taking the tough fights. Pucek fought her pro
debut at 136.."
Pucek (left) Bre (right)
Team Pucek added, "We do see an
increase in Sarah’s strength and power at this weight, this and
the fact we have had a lot of trouble securing matches at 126
may factor in a decision to stay at 130lb. Pucek’s Camp sees
their fighter in the underdog position due to the weight and
experience they are giving up. We have had a great training camp
and have had great sparring with up and coming amateur Breanna
Morlock of the Bellator Boxing Club in Ferndale, Washington."
"Pucek and Morlock have been sparring since last summer and have
become good friends and have sparred 40 or 50 rounds over the
training period. One of the toughest parts about getting ready
for fights is having good sparring and sparring with the guys is
never the same says Pucek. Breanna has been great sparring for
me and some of the sparring sessions have been tougher than my
fights. Breanna weighs about 140 in the gym and is very strong.
If all goes well Pucek would like to fight Brooke Dierdorff in a
6 round fight at the Emerald Queen in June, another possible
would be Nunez if she wants it", said Team Pucek.