Kenia Enriquez vs Ibeth Zamora on Sunday

Kenia Enriquez Ready for Mexican Battle Against “La Roca” and More News


By David A. Avila

Tijuana’s best fighter Kenia Enriquez will clash with two-division world champion Ibeth “La Roca” Zamora this weekend in a resort town in Baja California. It could reveal Mexico’s best fighter.

The two powerful Mexican flyweights Enriquez (26-1, 11 KOs) and Zamora (33-7, 13 Kos) finally meet on Sunday Sept. 10, in La Paz. Imagen TV will stream the battle for the vacant interim WBC flyweight title.

“Since 2011 when I was 17 years old,” said Enriquez about possibly facing Zamora. “She fought in Japan for a world title. At that time, I thought if I wanted to be considered the best, I would one day have to face her.”

It is finally happening and both are former flyweight world titlists.

Long has the 29-year-old Enriquez sought another opportunity to fight for an actual world title. Instead, the only titles allowed by any sanctioning organization have been interim titles. She has plenty of those. She did win the WBO flyweight title back in 2014, but lost in her first defense. Since that loss no world titlist dared face her.

After being avoided by any light flyweight world titlist despite being ranked as the top contender for five years, Enriquez moved back up to the 112-pound flyweight division.

Will the move to a heavier weight class prove beneficial?

Zamora, 34, presents a whole new different scenario. The Mexico City fighter pummeled her way to world titles in the light flyweight and flyweight divisions. For three years she held the WBC flyweight world title until defeated by America’s Marlen Esparza in June 2021.

Both Enriquez and Zamora want another crack at the flyweight world title. They know a victory on Sunday brings them to the front door of a world title challenge. The fighter from Tijuana has evaluated Zamora for many years.

“What she does best is throw a lot of punches from different angles,” said Enriquez. “She only goes forward at one speed, but she is very aggressive.”

They finally meet on Sunday.

“It is the most important fight of my life because I am facing a three-time world champion with a lot of rounds and a lot of experience,” said Enriquez.



WBO bantamweight titlist Dina Thorslund defeated WBC bantamweight titlist Yulihan Luna Avila and now holds both titles.

Denmark’s Thorslund (20-0, 8 Kos) met Mexico’s Luna (25-4-1) last Friday in Denmark and soundly won by unanimous decision. Now the blonde Danish champion awaits the outcome of the other two bantamweight titlists Ebanie Bridges and Nina Hughes. Their showdown has not been announced.



It was announced recently by Golden Boy Promotions that Yokasta Valle (28-2, 9 Kos) will be meeting Maria Santizo (11-3, 6 Kos) at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California on Saturday Sept. 16.

Costa Rica’s Valle defends her IBF and WBO minimumweight world titles against Guatemala’s Santizo in a 10-round fight.

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On Saturday Sept. 9, minimumweights Sol Cudos (5-0-2) and Jazmin Gala (6-2-2) meet 10 rounds at Buenos Aires for the South American and Argentine titles. Also, super lightweights Rocio Bastida (1-0) and Lorena Soledad (0-0) meet four rounds.



Super middleweights Chloe Chaos (1-1-1) and Caitlin Beckett (0-0-1) fought to a split draw after four rounds on Saturday Sept. 2. The match was held at Albert Park.

Renz Dacquel (3-1) knocked out Sarah Higginson (4-4-1) in the first round on Friday Sept. 1. The light flyweight bout was held at Northbridge.

On Saturday Sept. 9, middleweights Connie Chan (3-4) and Hayley Adrian (3-1) meet eight rounds at Burleigh Heads.

On Saturday Sept. 9, super flyweights Taylah Robertson (8-1) and Harma Yesti (1-1-1) meet six rounds at Eatons Hill.



On Thursday Sept. 7, featherweights Caroline Veyre (4-0) and Karina Chavez (5-1) meet eight rounds at Montreal.

On Friday Sept. 8, cruiserweights Vanessa Lepage (5-1) and Timea Nagy (3-1) meet six rounds at Gatineau.



Alexas Kubicki (8-1) knocked out Arlis Tapias (2-4-1) in the first round on Monday Aug. 28. The flyweight contest was held at Santa Marta.


Czech Republic

Lenka Volejnikova (1-0) beat Marie Urbanova (0-1) by decision after four rounds on Sunday Sept. 3. The lightweight match was held at Kolonada.



Dina Thorslund (20-0) won by unanimous decision after 10 rounds over Mexico’s Yuliana Luna Avila (25-4-1) on Friday Sept. 1. The WBO and WBC bantamweight world title fight was held at Holstebro. Also, super middleweight Brook Eaton (1-0) beat Ester Konecna (3-23-2) by decision in four.



On Saturday Sept. 9, super featherweights Amina Zidani (4-0) and Liliana Palmera (31-14-3) meet 10 rounds at Caen. Also, super bantamweights Romane Geffray (7-4-1) and Sabrina Flamand (1-5-1) meet eight rounds.



Natalie Zimmerman (11-0) defeated Edina Kiss (16-18) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds on Friday Sept. 1. The regional super lightweight title match was held at Guetersloh.

On Saturday Sept. 9, flyweights Lorena Bunoza (0-0) and Daisy Preston (0-8-1) meet four rounds at Leverkusen.



On Friday Sept. 8, lightweights Pamela Noutcho (5-0) and Nadia Flalhi (5-2) meet 10 rounds for the Italian title at Casoria.



Kaho Munetoshi (2-1) knocked out Sowaka Megumi (0-1) in the first round on Sunday Sept. 3. The minimumweight fight took place at Toyonaka.

Akane Kuroda (1-1) knocked out Miwa Tanaka (0-2) in the second round on Saturday Sept. 2. The flyweight bout was held at Toyonaka.

On Sunday Sept. 10, atomweights Noa Sakamoto (4-0) and Kanyarat Nunoi (3-2) meet eight rounds at Osaka.



On Saturday Sept. 9, featherweights Praxides Anyango (3-0) and Halima Bandola (2-4-1) meet six rounds at Nairobi. Also, super middleweights Lucy Macho (2-0-1) and Elizabeth Akinyi (0-0) meet four rounds.



On Friday Sept. 8, minimumweights Karla Sanchez (3-1-2) and Fabiola Caporal (2-4-1) meet six rounds at Nuevo Leon.

On Sunday Sept. 10, flyweights Kenia Enriquez (26-1) and Ibeth Zamora (33-7) meet 10 rounds at La Paz for the interim WBC flyweight title.


New Zealand

On Friday Sept. 8, super flyweights Emma Nesbitt (0-1) and Lorraine Robson (0-1) meet four rounds at Auckland.



On Sunday Sept. 10, bantamweights Nina Radovanovic (15-4) and Jasmina Nad (11-28-5) meet eight rounds at Zajecar.



Ana Acevedo (1-0) beat Greta Del Fabbro (0-5) by decision after four rounds on Friday Sept. 1. The flyweight match was held in Coruna.



On Saturday Sept. 9, super welterweights Omella Domini 15-2) and Aleksandra Rapaic (1-3) meet six rounds at Geneva.



Sheau Ru Yang (5-0) won by decision after 10 rounds versus Kim Actub (8-12-1) on Thursday Aug. 31. The super flyweight bout took place at Bangkok.


United Kingdom

Mikaela Mayer (19-1) defeated Silvia Bortot (11-3-1) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds on Saturday Sept. 2. The welterweight match was held in Manchester, England. Also, welterweight Lauren Price (5-0) beat Lolita Muzeya (18-2) by technical decision in the sixth round.


Sian O’Toole (1-0) won by decision over Amy Greatorex (0-4) after six rounds on Saturday Sept. 2. The super featherweight match was held at Birmingham, England.



On Friday Sept. 8, welterweights Savannah Tini (0-0) and LeAnn O’Malley (1-4) meet four rounds at Detroit, Michigan.

On Friday Sept. 8 lightweights Miranda Reyes (6-1-1) and Yazmin Rivas (40-10-1) meet six rounds at Houston, Texas. Former world champion Rivas has not fought in four years.

On Saturday Sept. 9, flyweights Ashley Sciscente 6-4) and Randee Lynn Morales (5-4) meet six rounds at Rock Hill, South Carolina. And super flyweights Jamie McGrath (4-0) and Alexis Araiza (1-1-1) meet four rounds.


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