(JAN 23) Yesterday a press
conference was held with the WBC, and there were two female
boxers attending the event. According to the WBC online
website, Alejandra “Locomotora” Oliveras (28-2-2, 15 KO’s) from
Santa Fe, Argentina visited the WBC offices to express her
desire to fight for the WBC featherweight female title.
Alejandra Oliveras (left) Angelica
Jose Sulaiman (right)
"I came to Mexico to ask for a
fight against the WBC featherweight champion, I’m sure I can
defeat any boxer from three divisions above” Oliveras said.
WBC President Jose Sulaiman
promised her that she will fight an eliminatory fight, probably
against Germany's Ina Menzer (30-1-0, 11 KO’s). The
current WBC champion is Puerto Rican Melissa Hernandez (18-3-3,
Oliveras also spoke to Sulaiman
about female boxers purses. She said, "In female boxing,
money is a great problem, I’m a three-time world champion and I
can’t afford to buy a house of my own. I hope things can change
in this sport. I want to thank Don Jose Sulaiman for always
looking out for boxing, and the fighters. I was once a WBC
champion and I want to be again."
Also in attendance at the press
conference, was a new female boxer on the scene,
Angélica “Maravilla” Domínguez.
Dominguez expressed her interest in fighting for the WBC one
day, and being a champion.