Evelin Bermudez and Tania Enriquez to Compete for Vacant IBF and WBO Belts
Evelin “La Princesita” Bermudez (17-1-1, 6 KOs) has established herself as one of the best women’s fighters in the lower-weight division. She’s now on a mission to return to the top of the mountain at 108 pounds. Bermudez announced on social media that her next bout is against Mexico’s Tania Enriquez (20-0, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBO and IBF junior flyweight titles. The match will occur on March 10 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
La Princesita is a one-time unified junior flyweight champion. She lost those belts in her last outing to two-division champion Yokasta Valle in what was an exciting battle in November 2022. Valle has since vacated the belts.
To win the belts back, Bermudez must defeat Enriquez, who is ranked first by the IBF and third by the WBA. She is the sister of one-time WBO flyweight champion Kenia Enriquez.
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When observing their lists of opponents, Bermudez has fought much tougher competition. But if styles make fights, Enriquez is a southpaw who sizes up and will be no pushover. Both ladies are well-rounded boxers who can carry the action on the front foot or box outside. In observing them on video, Bermudez has slightly better hand speed. However, Enriquez appears to be the bigger puncher.
A key to this fight could be how Enriquez copes with fighting on the road. It will be her first fight outside Mexico. If she can handle the hostile territory that will come with fighting in the backyard of Bermudez, this has the makings of a terrific contest.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.