Female Fight Chatter – More than 10,000 tickets have been sold for the upcoming Gennady “GGG” Golovkin versus Dominic Wade fight that takes place at the Forum in Inglewood on April 23. The Forum currently has a capacity of 16,000 seats. The K-2 Promotions fight card will also feature Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez considered along with Golovkin to be the two top fighters pound for pound. Female fighters Kenia Enriquez and Seniesa Estrada are also on the impressive fight card. Both girls will be in separate fights. Tijuana’s Enriquez will be fighting San Diego’s talented Amaris “Diamond Girl” Quintana in a light flyweight clash set for six rounds. East L.A.’s Estrada is a very fast and elusive light flyweight with a lengthy amateur record. She will be facing Selene Gomez a Mexican flyweight with title experience. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.
Eva Wahlstroem (16-0-1) defends the female WBC super featherweight title against Dominican Republic’s Dahiana Santana (35-7) on Friday March 18. The world title fight takes place in Espoo, Finland. Wahlstroem, 35, lives in Helsinki, Finland and is making the first defense of the title she won in April 2015. Santana, 31, is a former featherweight world champion.
Martha Salazar, the female WBC heavyweight titlist, travels to Mexico City to defend the championship against undefeated Alejandra Jimenez (5-0) on Friday March 18. Salazar, 46, captured the title in November 2014. This is her first defense. Jimenez, 28, lives and trains in Mexico City and has won four of her fights via knockout. The match will be held in Cancun, Mexico. Experts claim this is the first female heavyweight fight ever held in the country of Mexico.
Anahi Sanchez (12-0) faces Areti Mastrodouka (9-0) for the vacant female IBF super featherweight world title on Saturday March 19. The female match takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sanchez, 24, lives and trains in Buenos Aires. Mastrodouka, 39, lives and trains in Great Britain. She’s a southpaw who was born in Greece.
Ibeth “La Roca” Zamora (24-5) defends the female WBC light flyweight world title against Japan’s Mari Ando (12-8) on Saturday March 19. The fight takes place in Toluca, Mexico. Zamora, 27, is making her sixth world title defense and is considered one of the best female prizefighters in any division. She has told various media that a move into the flyweight division is in her plans.
Maria Lindberg (13-1-2) defends the WIBA, WIBF and GBU female super welterweight titles against Ghana’s Gifty Amanua Ankrah (4-4-1) on Sunday March 20. Lindberg, 38, hails from Sweden. The match takes place in Hamburg, Germany.
Debora Dionicius (22-0) defeated Luna Torroba (9-4-2) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds on Saturday. The bantamweight title fight took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both girls are from Argentina. Torroba was born in Colombia but lives in Argentina.
Female WBC super flyweight titlist Zulina Munoz (46-1-2) defeated Ireland’s Christina McMahon (7-2) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds on Saturday March 12. The world title match took place in Juarez, Mexico. Munoz, 28, has won eight consecutive title defenses. Both fighters repeatedly held and hit. McMahon’s wide punches were mostly blocked by Munoz who slowed down near the last three rounds. Munoz has not lost a fight in eight years and all her wins took place in Mexico. Her last loss took place in Germany in 2007.
Picture from: Finland Today