Nava & Juarez: Two great Mexican fighters are headed on a collision course
Women’s boxing has a rich history and has always staged some great champions. Two of those greats will feature against previous opponents in hopes of a showdown later this year.
Jackie Nava, 38, was the first champion in women’s boxing history to hold the WBC title. She produced an impressive record (33-4-3, 14 KOs) along with twenty-two world title bouts over a 17 year career.
Nava’s next opponent will be former Venezuelan world champion Alys Sanchez (15-4-1, 4 KOs). This will be a rematch fight from their 2014 bout, which Nava won.
Mariana Juarez, also 38 years old, is a former longtime reigning WBC flyweight champion and currently holds the WBC bantamweight title. Her 20+ year career has produced an impressive record (49-9-4, 18 KOs).
Juarez will be putting her title on the line for the fifth time against Terumi Nuki (10-3, 7 KOs). This is also a rematch fight from their first encounter back in 2017, which she won by unanimous decision.
Both women have faced some of the best fighters in the sport; fighters including Marcela Eliana Acuna, Ana Maria Torres, Daniela Romina Bermudez and Ava Knight. These women have done it all while continuing to fight on the championship level.
If they both get past their respective challengers, boxing fans could finally get the much anticipated, mega match-up between the two Mexican greats.
Both champions will be in action at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City on August 11th.
By: Garrisson “Bo” Bland