POSTPONED! Kim Clavel vs Jessica Nery Plata in Canada and More News
By David A. Avila
Group Yvon Michele announced that the world title defense by Kim Clavel against Jessica Nery Plata has been postponed due to health reasons. No further details have been announced. It was to be Clavel’s first title defense since winning it last summer
Clavel (16-0, 3 Kos) was to meet Plata (28-2, 3 Kos) on Thursday Dec. 1, at Place Bell in Laval, Canada. It was the main event of the GYM Promotion event. No further word on a future date.
Yokasta’s Third Division Title
Costa Rica’s Yokasta Valle captured her third division world title with a brilliant display of maintaining distance against the taller hard-punching Evelin Bermudez. Her win for the IBF and WBO light flyweight world titles gave her wins in the atomweight and minimumweight divisions. That’s a pretty significant accomplishment.
Credit her new trainer Gloria Alvarado for devising the strategy to defeat Argentina’s Bermudez. Their work together since earlier this year continues to pay off for Valle who keeps adding more and more defensive skills to the repertoire.
Mega showdowns with the winner between Clavel-Nery Plata and perhaps Seniesa Estrada are strong possibilities. Other light flyweights are available. It’s one of the strongest divisions in women’s boxing.
Japan all-female card
As if to prove their dominance in the lower weight classes Japan presents an all-women fight card at the famous Korakuen Hall in Tokyo on Thursday Dec. 1. Although one bout includes lightweights, all of the other bouts are not above 122-pound super bantamweights.
Mizuki Harata (3-0) and Kanako Taniyama (5-1-1) contend for the vacant WBO super flyweight title despite both not having a total of 10 fights combined. Still, Japanese fighters are known for their competitive spirit and no-nonsense approach.
Interestingly, the former champion Miyo Yoshida recently signed with DiBella Entertainment and is in the process of moving to New York City. She held the title on two occasions. A third acquisition is more than possible.
DiBella Signs “Sugar Neekz”
Speaking of DiBella Entertainment, the New York-based company recently signed Australia’s Cherneka “Sugar Neekz” Johnson to an exclusive promotional agreement.
Lou DiBella said he was immensely impressed with Johnson’s grit and determination in battling both a severe cut and defeating former world champion Susi Ramadan this past October on the Devin Haney-George Kambosas rematch.
“Cherneka Johnson has the whole package: looks, talent, and charisma,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “You can’t tell by looking at her that she’s a blood-and-guts warrior; you can tell by watching her last fight, in which she successfully defended her IBF world title over 10 bloody rounds, despite being cut to the bone. Sugar Neekz makes great fights and can be a major boxing star.”
The third time was the charm for British fighters finally defeating Jamie Mitchell for the WBA bantamweight title as Nina Hughes pulled out the win to become the new world titlist.
Hughes, 40, did what two other British fighters were unable to accomplish in defeating Mitchell who beat Shannon Courtenay and Carly Skelly. Now she holds the bantamweight world title and could face either Mexico’s WBC titlist Yulihan Luna Avila or Denmark’s WBO titlist Dina Thorslund.
The bantamweight division has definitely heated up. Is there a round robin tournament possibility?
Also in England, Sandy Ryan defeated Anahi Sanchez in a super lightweight title clash on Saturday. It was the fourth consecutive contest against Argentine boxers. Is she ready for the big guns like Chantelle Cameron or the legendary Layla McCarter?
More Fight News
Deanha Hobbs (11-2) defeated Tywarna Campbell (3-1-1) by decision after five rounds on Wednesday Nov. 23. The super featherweight fight took place at Sydney. Also, featherweights Chandni Mehra (9-4-1) and Shanell Dargan (1-1-2) fought to a split draw after six rounds;
On Saturday Dec. 3, flyweights Jasmine Parr (2-0) and Nicila Costello (4-2) meet 10 rounds for a regional title at Gold Coast.
On Saturday Dec. 3, welterweights Michaela Kotaskova (2-0-1) and Mahjouba Oubtil (4-2) meet 10 rounds at Vienna.
On Thursday Dec. 1, light flyweights Kim Clavel (16-0) and Jessica Nery Plata (28-2) meet 10 rounds for the WBC world title at Laval. Also, welterweights Marie Pier Houle (7-0-1) and Olivia Gerula (19-19-3) meet eight rounds; and featherweights Caroline Veyre (1-0) and Estefania Gonzalez (4-5) meet six rounds.
On Saturday Dec. 3, super flyweights Daniela Asenjo (12-3-3) and Linda Laura Lecca (15-4-2) meet 10 rounds for the IBO world title at Valdivia.
Yoselin Fernandez (12-3) won by knockout in the third round over Denis Montilla (0-2) on Sunday Nov. 27. The light flyweight match took place at Caracas.
Priscilla Peterle (6-0) won by decision after six rounds against Marija Zivkovic (1-10-1) on Saturday Nov. 26. The super welterweight fight was held at Amiens.
Romane Geffray (4-4-1) beat Sabrina Flamand (1-3-1) by unanimous decision after eight rounds on Friday Nov. 25. The French super bantamweight title match took place at Cahors.
On Saturday Dec. 3, featherweights Melina Maibaum (3-0) and Oksana Romanova (10-34-1) meet four rounds at Landau.
On Tuesday Nov. 29, lightweights Shakti Tanwar (0-0) and Babli Khokhar (0-0) meet four rounds at Sonipat.
Mayumi Nakano (2-1) knocked out Kagishippo Sachi (2-1) in the third round on Monday Nov. 28. The atomweight fight took place at Tokyo.
Riyuna Yoshikawa (5-1-1) defeated Norj Guro (12-8-1) by decision after eight rounds on Sunday Nov. 27. The minimumweight regional title fight took place in Sakai.
Shione Ogata (12-8-1) defeated Sana Hazuki (8-8-1) by majority decision after six rounds on Sunday Nov. 27. The minimumweight match was held in Toyonaka.
Sara Ishiguro (1-0) won by unanimous decision over Natsumi Agu (0-3) after four rounds on Sunday Nov. 27. The atomweight bout took place at Toyama.
On Wednesday Nov. 30, minimumweights Yunoka Furukawa (9-3-2) and Mont Blanc Miki (4-4-1) meet six rounds at Tokyo.
On Thursday Dec. 1, super flyweights Kanako Taniyama (5-1-1) and Mizuki Hiruta (3-0) meet 10 rounds for the WBO world title at Tokyo. Also on the all-women card super flyweights Marina Sayama (4-4-1) and Michiko Abiru (4-6) meet eight rounds; super bantamweights Akane Fujiwara (5-1-1) and Yesugen Oyuntsetseg (1-0) meet eight rounds; lightweights Wakako Fujiwara (10-3-2) and Chika Mizutani (15-7) meet six rounds; minimumweights Miyuki Katsuya (2-3-1) and Shuka Furuya (1-1) meet four rounds; flyweights Mitsuki Ohashi (0-0) and Masako Numakura (0-1) meet four rounds; and bantamweights Ran Higuchi (1-1-2) and Nana Yamashita (2-1) meet four rounds.
On Mon. Nov. 28, featherweights Elif Nur Turhan (2-0) and Nikolett Szabo (0-4) meet six rounds at Tetovo.
Kirstie Ganaway (4-0-1) knocked out Panida Chatluang (4-5) in the first round on Thursday Nov. 24. The regional super flyweight title fight took place in Singapore.
On Friday Dec. 2, super bantamweights Nosiacwase Dube (1-3-3) and Lufuno Mutshayi (1-7-2) meet six rounds at Seshego.
Jennifer Miranda (8-0) defeated Eva Cantos (4-10-1) by majority decision after six rounds on Friday Nov. 25. The featherweight fight took place at Madrid.
Iona Fecioru (3-0) won by decision after four rounds versus Immacolata Mancusi (0-1) on Friday Nov. 25. The super lightweight fight took place at Sedavi.
Sandy Ryan (5-1) defeated Anahi Sanchez (21-6) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds on Saturday Nov. 26. The super lightweight fight took place in London, England.
Shannon Ryan (4-0) beat Ivanka Ivanova (5-21-3) by decision after six rounds on Sunday Nov. 27. The super flyweight bout took place in London, England.
Nina Hughes (5-0) defeated Jamie Mitchell (8-1-2) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds on Saturday Nov. 26. The WBA bantamweight world title fight took place at Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Also, Mea Motu (15-0) beat Nastaran Fathi (7-1) by split decision after eight rounds in a super bantamweight bout; Laura Wollenman (5-1) won by decision after six rounds versus Ramandeep Kaur (8-3) in a flyweight bout.
Elizabeth Oshoba (3-0) won by knockout in the first round over Gabriella Mezei (11-32-5) on Saturday Nov. 26. The super bantamweight match took place at Swindon, England.
Chole Watson (4-0) defeated Minerva Gutierrez (2-1) by decision after six rounds on Friday Nov. 25. The flyweight match took place in London.
Jessica Barry (2-0) won by decision after six rounds against Wendellin Cruz (5-4-1) on Friday Nov. 25. The super featherweight fight took place at Coventry, England.
Yokasta Valle (27-2) defeated Evelin Bermudez (17-1-1) by majority decision after 10 rounds on Saturday Nov. 26. The IBF and WBO light flyweight world title fight took place in Carson, California. It’s Valle’s third division world title.
Shayna Foppiano (5-0-1) won by unanimous decision after four rounds against LeAnn O’Malley (1-4) on Wed. Nov. 23. The super lightweight bout took place at Windham, New England.
Mikiah Kreps (5-0) beat Indeya Smith (5-6-2) by unanimous decision after eight rounds on Tuesday Nov. 22. The bantamweight fight took place in New York City.
On Thursday Dec. 1, super welterweights Chevelle Hallback (33-8-2) and Sonya Dreiling (4-3) meet six rounds in South Dakota.
On Friday Dec. 2, featherweights Mollie Backowski (0-1) and Veronika Dmitriyeva (0-0) meet four rounds at Cheyenne, Wyoming.
On Saturday Dec. 3, super featherweights Beatriz Ferreira (1-0) and Carisse Brown (7-2) meet six rounds in Phoenix, Arizona.
On Saturday Dec. 3, super lightweights Hannah Terlep (5-0) and Vicky Wilkinson (5-0-1) meet 10 rounds for a regional title at Cleveland, Ohio. Also, middleweights Citlali Ortiz (3-1) and Mary Casamassa (2-0) meet eight rounds.
On Saturday Dec. 3, super featherweights Brittany Ordonez (3-3-3) and Destiny Jones (3-1) meet six rounds at San Antonio, Texas. Also, super lightweights Mayra Rodriguez (0-0) and Abril Anguiano (1-0) meet four rounds.