Yesenia Gomez Has Options After Kim Clavel Fight Cancellation

Yesenia Gomez Open to Seek Unification Fights

Yesenia Gomez could fight Evelyn Bermudez or Jessica Nery Plata
Yesenia Gomez, Evelyn Bermudez, Jessica Nery Plata

Kim Clavel Positive COVID Test Presents Yesenia Gomez Other Opportunities

WBC light flyweight champion Yesenia “La Nina” Gomez (19-5-3, 6KOs) is crushed after learning challenger Kim Clavel (15-0, 3KOs) pulled out of their upcoming fight due to a positive COVID test. Clavel earned the right to challenge for the championship after capturing the vacant WBC Silver title against Maria Soledad Vargas in 2021. The 31-year-old Canadian was looking forward to fighting for her title opportunity in front of her hometown fans in Quebec, Canada.

Feeling disappointed about the fight’s postponement, Clavel took to social media with a special message for the fans.

“Today was supposed to be the press conference for my world title fight. As you know, on Sunday, I tested positive for COVID. It completely knocked me out. I wanted to reach out to you anyway.

Brick after brick, I will heal myself, rebuild myself, and I am sure that my time will come. Thank you for following me the path will be longer and more difficult than expected. But we will not surrender

Take care of yourself.”

(translated via Google)


The WBC champion was looking forward to making the sixth defense of the title, and it would have been her first time fighting outside of Mexico. La Nina has been on a six-fight win streak and is the longest-reigning champion in the division – winning the title in September 2018.

Gomez does not have to wait for a new fight date to fight. Gomez can look at other options in the division. A unification fight can be made with another Mexican champion, WBA Super champion Jessica Nery Plata. This fight would be a major unification fight that would have the Mexican fans in a frenzy.

Next, if she is victorious, can be a fight for undisputed with Argentinian unified champion Evelyn Bermudez. It would be a mega-fight for the division.

The bad news of Clavel pulling out is largely disappointing. However, the knock on the door from opportunity has gotten louder with other options on the table.

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By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."