A fight has been finalized between two of biggest names in the history of female boxing in Mexico.
WBC bantamweight champion Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez will defend the belt against Jackie “Princesa Azteca” Nava have agreed to fight on May 9th. The contest will be televised by TV Azteca in Mexico.
In addition to Mariana`s belt being at stake, this will also be for the Diamond championship.
Mariana, age 40, is a four time world champion and started her career in 1998. Her illustrious record stands at 54-9-4, including 18 KO`s. Jackie, age 39, was the first ever WBC women`s champion in 2005. A three time world champion, her record is 35-4-4, including 16 KO`s. Her career started in 2001.
The announcement of this extraordinary still in time championship clash, was made by World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman at a Special Women`s Day event at the Gimnasio Coyocan in Mexico City.
The two boxers were flanked by the Mayor of Coyoacan Manuel Negrete, the scorer of the most spectacular goal in the history of the all World Cups, plus the representatives of Promociones Del Pueblo and Zanfer Promotions.
Mariana and Jackie who happen to be great friends, posed for photos side by side, then an eyeball to eyeball, chin to chin stare down, followed by a long heartfelt hug, with each wishing the other the best of luck and success, in the magnificent sporting tradition of women`s boxing.