Ring Magazine named Chevelle Hallback (28-8-2) the number one female light welterweight but that accolade, exciting as it may be, did little to deter Chevelle from her pending date with Victoria Cisneros (6-13-2) August 24 on “The Battle at Whitehall”, at the Whitehall Armory in Whitehall, NY. “Number one! Yeah I’m excited at the news, but I’m not taking my eyes off what I still have to do,” she said.
December 2010 Chevelle scored a split decision win over Cisneros in a performance she deemed less than satisfactory. “Scale of one to ten, I’d give myself a five,” Chevelle said, but she has sought to improve her game plan over the tough and forward moving Cisneros. “The thing about Victoria is she never stops attacking, and just has so much heart. My preparation this time is better, and I’ve been training with Luis Avila. Luis trained me when I fought Bonnie Canino and he knows me really well- all my moves and things that make me hard to beat I got from him. That, along with my experience and power give me the edge now.”
On the line August 24 is the WIBA world junior welterweight title, which serves as some extra motivation, Hallback’s focus is not solely on the belt. “I have to win each round convincingly, or just plain stop her,” she said. “This needs to be a dominating win for me.”
Dominating wins have highlighted Chevelle’s 15 year career, as has fighting the best competition in her weight class or even those a class or two above. She hints she may only fight for another two years but right now, her future is sighted on Victoria Cisneros. “I’m not going to overlook Cisneros and say what I will do after this fight. I’m going to concentrate on this one and I will answer that question after the fight.”
For more information on The Battle of Whitehall, visit www.billycboxing.com and click on the fight poster. Ticket prices begin at $25 and can be purchased online or at the venue.