Congrats to Ava Knight - WBAN's July 2012 Fighter
of the Month!
by Sue TL Fox
July 4, 2012
Ava Knight, just 23 years old, of Chico, California, has
accomplished more in her young years than most female boxers
ever dream of doing. Knight just successfully defended her IBF
Flyweight World title on June 30th, when she defeated Susana
Vazquez of Mexico.
Even though Knight is a flyweight, she has plenty of punching
power, that has put the last two out of three opponents out of
the fight by TKO and KO!
Short video of Jerry Hoffman interviewing Knight
Former boxing promoter Jerry Hoffman, who has been a strong
advocate for female boxing throughout many, many years could not
have said it any better when he wrote the following:
"Ava Knight is fairly anonymous here at home [California), but
she's becoming a star in Mexico. Since zero opportunities exist
for a female World Champion to be promoted in California, Knight
is making a habit of traveling into hostile territory against
Latina favorites and leaving no doubt about the outcome. Her
biggest triumph in Mexico was knocking out the previously
undefeated Arely Mucino in the second round to capture her IBF
World Flyweight Title."
"On Saturday night [June 30] Ava defended her championship,
going the distance and nearly pitching a shutout on the Mexican
judges scorecards. The unanimous dominance over Susana Vasquez
improves Ava's record to 9-1-3", added Hoffman.