(AUG 14) Former WBO female
flyweight champion Kenia Enriquez (13-1, 6KO) of Tijuana,
Mexico, is all set to come back after nearly a six month hiatus
away from the ring. Enriquez will be facing the always tough
Lorena "Ratoncita" Arias (3-7-1) in a junior flyweight six
rounder as one of the featured fights on Friday, August 28th, in
her hometown of Tijuana. The fight card, which also features
female fighter Amaris Quintana, will take place at the Mezzanine
Hall and is presented by Borizteca Promotions.
"Fortunately and thanks to my
promoter Bobby DePhilippis, I fought six times in less than
fifteen months," The twenty-one year old Enriquez explained. "I
took some time off but also had some false starts for a fight in
Las Vegas. Now I'm ready to come back and what better place but
The WBC#9/IBF#2/WBA#6 ranked Enriquez is coming off a hard
fought controversial split decision loss to veteran Melissa
McMorrow last February. Suffering her first loss as a
professional, Enriquez relinquished her title with the loss.
"It was a tough fight, we knew Melissa is a tough competitor
with a lot of experience. I don't take anything away from her,
she fought her fight," Kenia says with a smile. "There were some
behind the scene issues with the promoter of the event and the
sanctioning body which my team and I weren't too happy with but
now that is in the past. I am looking to win a title in my
For her flyweight title defense against McMorrow, the popular
Enriquez weighed in at 109.5 pounds, two and a half pound under
the limit and only a pound and a half over junior flyweight.
"I'm a natural junior flyweight. I went up to flyweight to win
the title but my team and I have decided to stay 108 pounds and
go for a belt there. I think I can even make strawweight."
First the charismatic Enriquez must face Arias from Tepic,
Nayarit, Mexico. The southpaw Arias has faced the likes of WBA
champ Anabel Ortiz, IBF champ Nancy Franco and highly ranked
"Records can be deceiving, many of her losses have come at
higher weight classes," she says about her next opponent. "She's
experienced and she comes to fight. We can't take any opponent
lightly. I'm working hard to put on show in Tijuana."