Reigning European Light Flyweight champion Laetitia Arzalier from France will attempt to accomplish an amazing feat, when she moves down in weight to fight Brazilian Aline de Cassia Scaranello for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Strawweight title on Saturday May 21.
Most commonly boxers move up in weight to add more titles to their resume, but after capturing the French Flyweight crown in 2013, by defeating former WBF World Champion Amira Hamzaoui, and winning the European Light Flyweight title last year, Arzalier is going about things another way.
With a fine 10-1 (3) record, the 32-year-old will have an advantage in fighting at the Halle Des Sports Louis Marty in her hometown of Balaruc les Bains, but she can expect a tough encounter against the former world title-challenger from Brazil.
Nicknamed “La Poderosa” (The Powerful), Aline de Cassia Scaranello brings a 9-3 professional record to the fight, and has stopped seven opponents inside the distance. Making her debut in January 2014, she won the Brazilian national Super Bantamweight title only six months later.
In her most recent outing, last November, Scaranello (27) lost a decision to 20-0 Debora Anahi Dionicius in a challenge for the Argentinians IBF World Super Flyweight title, so she too will be moving down in weight for what will be her second major world championship opportunity.
Promoted by Frederic Perez, the Arzalier vs. de Cassia Scaranello WBF Womens World Strawweight title bout will headline a big night of combat sports featuring additional professional boxing match-ups, but also amateur boxing and K1 fights.