Karina Fernandez vs. Irasema Rayas
Magno Discotec, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico 30/7/21
Former WBA world title-challenger, and reigning Mexican champion, Karina “La Bella” Fernandez returns to the ring on July 30 in her home-town Ciudad Juarez.
Headlining a show promoted by Union Promotions at the Magno Discotec, Fernandez (14-6-1, 3 KOs) will fight for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Female International Super Bantamweight title.
Fernandez (30) has proved in the past that she is world class, as she lost a close decision in Peru to Linda Laura Lecca for the WBA World Super Flyweight title in 2017.
In her most recent outing, this past March, she came up short on the scorecards against Mexican icon, and five-time world champion, Jackie Nava.
Now she is ready to show her fans that she has a lot more to offer by winning the UBO International title, and potentially get in line to challenge for another world championship.
Her opponent will be Irasema “La Guera” Rayas (3-6-1, 2 KOs), who despite her modest record has mixed in good competition.
Last time out the 31-year-old from Monterrey was stopped in four rounds by reigning WBC world champion Yamileth Mercado, albeit in a non-title fight.
While a clear underdog going in. she too will be highly motivated to prove her worth in what will be her first title opportunity.