Not only will it be an all-Mexican encounter on August 17 when the vacant World Boxing Federation Womens World Light Flyweight title is on the line in Jalpa, Mexico, it will also be a genuine battle of local pride!
Experienced 31-year-old Ana “La Bronca” Arrazola will square off with ten years younger compatriot Guadalupe Martinez (21) on a show promoted by Ansel Promotions.
Both fighters are from Tlalnepantla, north of Mexico City, and both of them will be fighting their hearts out to return home with the WBF belt and not a loss.
Having won the Mexican national title and a few regional championships, Arrazola (17-9-2, 13 KOs) is a former five-time world title-challenger. She came up short against world title-holders Yesica Yolanda Bopp (twice), Susi Kentikian, Katia Gutierez and Ji-Hyun Park, all on points, so now she is as hungry as ever to finally become world champion.
Guadalupe Martinez (4-3, 3 KOs) is, while rather inexperienced compared to her up-coming adversary, also a former world title-challenger.
Only this past April she dropped a decision to world Super Flyweight titlist Daniela Romina Bermudez in Argentina, so she will be moving down two weight classes to attempt to fulfill her dream the second time around.
WBF President Howard Goldberg sees this bout as an intriguing encounter between experience and youth, saying:
“As all boxing fans know, Mexican boxers, both men and women, almost always put everything into a fight and give the spectators a great show. And when two Mexicans fight each other for a world championship, it’s almost guaranteed that sparks will fly. Arrazola vs. Martinez is very likely to deliver excitement!”