New WBA Champ Kali Reis Wants Layla McCarter and other female fight news
By David A. Avila
Two veterans Layla McCarter and Kali Reis fought and won this past weekend. They originally were set to fight each other but business got in the way.
Still, McCarter flew down to Mexico and fought 10 hard rounds to win against Beatriz Aguilar in a super lightweight match. While Reis fought and defeated Canada’s Kandi Wyatt by decision to win the vacant WBA super lightweight title.
Neither fight was easy.
After her world title win Reis held a video call and announced what she planned for the future.
“I want (Layla) McCarter first,” said Reis on the video call on social media on Sunday.
Though Reis would also like a crack at current world champions such as Katie Taylor or Jessica McCaskill, it’s a future fight with McCarter that is first on her wish list.
“I got a bone to pick with McCarter,” said Reis. “I’ll fight you for free.”
McCarter fought on Saturday and defeated Aguilar in a hard-fought 10 round fight in Mexico. Women’s boxing has reached a point where anyone who steps in the ring in North or South America is a threat to win on any given night.
McCarter has long been considered one of the top fighters in the world who suffered losses early in her career until reaching a point where she was just too good for the competition. For more than a decade she has remained undefeated.
Now, finally, the talent level has caught up.
McCarter last fought almost two years ago when she defeated Yamila Reynoso in a 10 round super lightweight fight in Las Vegas.
Twenty-three months later, McCarter faced little known Mexican fighter Aguilar and managed to win again by using her skills and fighting experience. It’s never easy fighting any female Mexican fighter. Never.
“She was tough and was coming to win,” said McCarter. “I could have used my jab more but I’m glad I was able to fight. I didn’t want to wait any longer.”
McCarter’s foe Aguilar had recently fought Kandi Wyatt who fought Reis the night before.
Now after getting 10 rounds of work, McCarter is eager to return soon.
“I want to fight in a month or two,” said McCarter. “I can’t wait any more.”
Kali wins title
Reis clashed with Wyatt this past Friday in Florida and emerged the winner and new WBA super lightweight world titlist.
“We finally got in some work,” said Reis during a video chat on social media with her manager Brian Cohen. “Mentally I did everything I could to get the job done.”
Reis and Wyatt clashed in Florida at 1 a.m. the next morning due to technical difficulties by the company streaming the fight. The two super lightweights clashed for 10 rounds with a new WBA super lightweight champion emerging.
With Reis now holding the WBA title she is part of a team that has three of the four titles at 140-pound division. Mary McGee holds the IBF and Christina Linardatou has the WBO title. The only title not tied to Split-T Management is Great Britain’s Chantelle Cameron who has the WBC version.
Now the new champion wants McCarter.
Katie and Company
Speaking of Katie Taylor, the undisputed lightweight world champion meets Spain’s Miriam Gutierrez in the main event on Saturday Nov. 14, at London, England. DAZN will stream the impressive fight card live.
Two other female matches are also featured including WBC super featherweight titlist Terri Harper facing Katharina Thanderz in a title defense between the two top European fighters in the division. It should be electric.
In a third female clash Rachell Ball and Jorgelina Guanini clash for the vacant WBA bantamweight title.
More Fight News
On Tuesday Nov. 10, lightweights Yuliya Kutsenko (7-1-1) and Puneh Akhundtabarmazandarani (5-1) meet six rounds at Minsk.
On Sunday Nov. 15, super flyweights Li Ping Shi (5-3) and Yufei Wu (1-1) meet 10 three-minute rounds at Yinchuan.
On Saturday Nov. 14, super welterweights Visila Lagilagi (2-2-2) and Katerina Faleao Singh (3-3-1) meet four rounds at Nadi.
Natalie Zimmerman (2-0) defeated Wiebke Braatz (0-1) by decision after four rounds on Saturday Nov. 7. The super lightweight bout took place in Hamburg.
On Saturday Nov. 14, super bantamweights Phannarai Netisri (6-0) and Daniela Graf (4-6-1) meet 10 rounds for a title at Hamburg.
On Friday Nov. 13, featherweights Kimika Miyoshi (15-12-1) and Yoshie Wakasa (6-2) meet six rounds for a regional title at Tokyo.
Elvina White (4-0) knocked out Nana Chakvashvili (7-15) in the third round on Saturday Oct. 31. The super lightweight fight took place at Riga. White fights out of California but is a native of Austria.
Layla McCarter (44-13-5) defeated Beatriz Aguilar (6-5-1)) by decision after 10 rounds on Saturday Nov. 7. The super lightweight title fight took place at Cuernavaca. Also, Prisca Vicot (12-7) beat Karla Zamora (5-10) in a super lightweight match.
Czarina McCoy (4-0) won by decision after four rounds versus Karla Islas (3-14-1) on Saturday Nov. 7. The super flyweight match was held in Tijuana. Also, Nadia Meknouzi (6-0) defeated Berenice Estrella (1-2) by decision in a heavyweight clash.
On Friday Nov. 13, featherweights Mea Motu (1-0) and Sally Kaokao (0-0) meet four three-minute rounds at Auckland.
On Saturday Nov. 14, lightweights Katie Taylor (16-0) and Miriam Gutierrez (13-0) meet 10 rounds for the undisputed lightweight world championship at London, England. Also, super featherweights Terri Harper (10-0-1) and Katharina Thanderz (13-0) meet 10 rounds for the WBC world title. Plus, bantamweights Rachel Ball (6-1) and Jorgelina Guanini (9-1-2) meet 10 rounds for the WBA world title.
Kali Reis (17-7-1) defeated Canada’s Kandi Wyatt (10-2) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds on Friday Nov. 6. The WBA super lightweight world title fight took place at Hollywood, Florida. Reis is a former middleweight world titlist. Also, Feifi Faiva (3-0) beat Myasa Oglesby (0-7) by decision in a featherweight bout; and Carisse Brown (1-1) defeated Jaica Pavilus (0-2) in a super featherweight fight.
Carly Holman (2-0) knocked out Rebeka Laws (0-1) in the first round on Saturday Nov. 7. The super lightweight match was held at Rock Hill, South Carolina. Also, Chatiqua Hemingway (1-0) won her debut by decision over Miranda Barber (0-10 in a super middleweight fight.
On Friday Nov. 13, flyweights Britain Hart (0-2) and Randine Eckholm (0-0) meet five rounds at Miami, Florida.
On Saturday Nov. 14, super featherweights Logan Holler (8-0-1) and Sonya Dreiling (4-0) meet four rounds at Orlando, Florida.
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