(SEPT 5) This coming Friday,
September 9th, at the Stade de l'Est in Saint Denis, France,
Myriam Lamare, will make her second defense of her WBF world
junior welterweight title. Lamare will be fighting Lely Luz
Florez, from Columbia.
won the WBF
belt and the WBAN Independent belt in 2009 when she
defeated Ann Marie Saccurato. Lamare then defended her
title against Lucia Morelli of Italy.
Currently residing in Marseille, France, Lamare is known
for her hard and accurate punching. Before turning
professional in 2003, she won European and world titles
on the amateur level.
Photo by Mary Ann Owen
The September 9th show will not
only feature Lamare in the main event, she and her company LM
Sport Event will also promote the event.
In the press release that WBAN received on this event, they
stated the following: "Despite her success and her already
proven class, Myriam Lamare should not make the mistake to
overlook the always tough Lely Luz Florez, 27. The Columbian
packs quite a punch herself and won the WBC interim belt at
light welterweight in 2009 with a stunning first round knockout
over then-unbeaten Chris Namus. She went on to challenge full
WBC champ Monica Silvina Acosta last year but fell short. Florez
lost a razor thin split decision in the champion’s home country
of Argentina. She is best known, however, for her courageous
effort against former featherweight queen Ina Menzer in 2006.
While losing a clear cut decision, Florez fought her heart out
and proved to be worthy contender."