(OCT 10) WBAN has received
a press release on an upcoming professional boxing card that
will take place on October 23, 2013, at the Las Pulgas Arena,
in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The card will feature
many female boxers on the card [This may be an all-female card].
To summarize some of the details in the release:
Four-time World Champion Alicia “Slick” Ashley, a veteran
of 29 fights, the Brooklynite will make the third defense of her
WBC Super Bantamweight crown in a 10-round bout against Zenny
Ashley, 46 years young....has
made a career of defeating opponents in their home countries.
Dually sponsored by Promociones Mayan and Pandora Promotions,
Ashley (19-9-1) and Mexico’s Sotomayor (10-5-2) will match-up as
the main event attraction in the all-female show.
According to Boxrec, Ashley is
rated #1 in the world as a super bantamweight, and her opponent,
Sotomayor is rated #34 worldwide in the same weight division.
Ashley said, "“It’s with upmost pleasure that I return to Mexico
to defend my WBC Super Bantamweight title. The Mexican
promoters are very supportive of female fighters and the
spectators are extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. My
Mexican fans always welcome me with open arms and I look forward
to putting on a great show.”
Known as “Slick” for her elusive moves and agility in the ring,
the St. Andrews, Jamaica native and former professional dancer
will look to capture the 20th victory of her legendary career.
"I am thrilled that Alicia will get a chance to display her
talents to a nation wide audience. She is amazingly talented and
fight fans are in for a treat," said Luigi Olcese, Pandora
The boxing card will be televised on Azteca America on Saturday
October 26, 2013. Visit aztecaamerica.com for the schedule and
local channel listings.
Other female bouts on the card:
In a six-round flyweight bout, Kenia Enriquez, 7-0-0, of
Tijuana, Mexico, will face Kareli Lopez, 5-4-1 (1KO), of Los
Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.
In another six-rounder in
the flyweight division, Brenda Flores, 5-1-0 (1KO), of Tijuana,
Mexico, vs. Guadalupe Bernal, pro debut, of Sinaloa, Mexico.
In a four round bout, Tania Enriquez, pro debut, of Tijuana,
Mexico, will fight Dulce Galaviz, 0-1-0, of Sinaloa,
And....in a bout where an opponent has yet to be named,
bantamweight Sandra Robles, 4-1-0, (1KO), of Tijuana, Mexico,
is scheduled to fight six rounds.