(JUNE 17) The boxing fans who did
not attend the Holly Holm vs. Victoria Cisneros fight in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, were probably not aware that
multi-world champion Anna Sophie Mathis and her trainer came all
the way from France to attend the fight, and that Mathis took
center-stage in the ring with an announcement that she was going
to fight Holly Holm in December.
Mathis standing next to her trainer
Before Mathis was called up to
the ring though, I noticed she was standing with her trainer on
the right of me near the ring. When I introduced myself to
Mathis, and stood beside her, she literally towered over me.
I posed next to her and had to step up on the ring stairs just
to be "head to head" with her for photos!
Mathis being introduced in the ring
If Mathis comes in the kind of
physical condition that she was in when she had fought Myriam
Lamare---all I can say is "Look Out" Holm. Holm will have
her work cut out for her.
Let us not forget, that Mathis STOPPED Myriam Lamare in the
seventh round in December of 2006. She fought Lamare again, in
what I would consider a very hard-hitting rematch with these two
in June of 2007, and she defeated Lamare again with a 10-round
Holm has also fought Lamare in January of 2009 in what resulted
in a unanimous decision for Holm.
It was a pleasant surprise to see that the Mathis was in person
at the fights---and it was a great behind the scenes for WBAN!