Karina Fernandez vs. Irasema Rayas
Ciudad Juarez 27/8/21
Mexican Bantamweight Champion Karina “La Bella” Fernandez was originally scheduled to fight Irasema Rayas for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) International Super Bantamweight title on July 30 in Ciudad Juarez.
But due to circumstances outside their control, Union Promotions have now partnered with Promociones Paquime and moved the fight to August 27 at the Civic Center in Ascension, Chihuahua.
And the former WBA world title-challenger (14-6-1, 3 KOs) can also look forward to a tougher foe, as she will now face Leticia Uribe, who despite a 6-17 record has proven game and durable against some of the worlds best.
Karina Fernandez lost a close decision for the WBA World Super Flyweight title in 2017 to Linda Laura Lecca, and has since been working to put herself in position for another shot at world honours.
Last time out, this past March, she dropped a decision to Mexican icon, and five-time world champion, Jackie Nava, but defeating Uribe and winning the UBO title will again put her on track.
It may be a new date, new venue and a new opponent, but the goal remains the same for Fernandez. And, only 30 years old, she still has ambitions to become world champion.
The show, including full undercard, will be broadcast live world-wide via the Facebook pages of Union Promotions and Promociones Paquime.
(Kristian von Sponneck)
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