Clara Lescurat Could Unify After a Successful Defense Against Sanabia
On October 28, WBA super flyweight champion Clara Lescurat (7-0, 3KO) will be defending the title for the first time against “La Nina” Naylea Gil Sanabia (11-4-1, 5KO).
The 34- year-old Argentinian shocked the world after taking the belt away from Maribel “Pantera” Ramirez on June 25. Lescurat pumping the jab and landing the straight right hand were the theme of the fight. Furthermore, her fast punch-combinations and movement were too much for the aggressive Ramirez.
LESCURAT MUST STAY FOCUSED WITH POSSIBLE UNIFICATION NEXT
Lescurat’s rise to the top was swift after knocking out Gisela Ibanez in her 2021 debut. She captured the WBA Fedelatin flyweight title by knocking out Yusbely Torrealba in that same year. In 2022, she narrowly won the vacant WBA Gold title by a split decision against Nataly Delgado.
Sanabia will be fighting outside her country of Mexico for the first time to travel into the hostile territory of the champion’s backyard. Despite the four losses, La Nina comes into the fight with the most experience. Also, she has shared the ring with current WBC champion Asley Gonzalez, who recently dethroned Lourdes Juarez.
It will be an uphill battle for Sanabia, who has never defeated an undefeated fighter and is coming off a recent loss. Lescurat is believed to be building towards a possible unification with fellow countrywoman and IBF champion “La Princesita” Micaela Milagros Lujan.
With a unification looming in the background, the WBA champion should not overlook her current assignment in Sanabia.
By: Garrisson Bland