Jackie Nava, the “La Princesa Azteca”, gave her word that it will be a great fight on Saturday when she faces Lina Ramirez in the Auditorio Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno in Tijuana headlining “Golpes de Ayuda” card to benefit the international campaign to prevent breast cancer. At a press conference presented by co-promoters Zanfer Boxing and Brigam, Nava (19-3-2, 10 KOs) welcomed the opportunity to return to the people of Tijuana and assured that her preparation has been intense, knowing that Ramirez (8-12-1, 2 KOs) took her to a tight decision two years ago.
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“Lina is a warrior, a fighter is very strong and handles the distance very well. I’m very well prepared for the fight and I just want to tell people that a Jackie Nava will be ready to return to fight for a world championship,” she said. Nava was the first female world champion in the history of the WBC.
Meanwhile, Lina Ramirez said she would seek to surprise at her rival because she knows the importance of the fight, since a win over Jackie would place her high in the rankings.
Another notable rematch on the card will feature jr lightweight Joksan “Torito” Hernandez (16-1-0, 9 KOs), who will face Jorge “Veneno” Cardenas (14-7-4, 9 KOs). Hernandez gave Cardenas his first loss in 2006 in Ensenada, but Cardenas has since fought to a draw with undefeated Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., and holds a victory over Antonio “Barrio” Meza.
The event will be televised live by TV Azteca, which will broadcast the clash between Hernandez and Cardenas, as well as Alex Lopez (15-0, 4 KOs) in a litmus test against Genaro “Duro” Camargo (26-7, 19 KOs) who come in winning his last two fights by knockout.
The “Golpes” fighters will meet again on Friday during the 1PM weigh-in ceremony at Tijuana Boxing Commission Headquarters.