While the World Boxing Federation (WBF) is considered a fringe boxing organization in many locations, that is not the case in the country of Bolivia. Winning the belt got newly crowned WBF female super bantamweight world champion Jennifer Salinas (15-3, 4 KOs) an invite to the presidential palace of Bolivian president Evo Morales, who praised Salinas for her great efforts and achievements.
Morales, who has been head of the Bolivian state since 2006, promised to support Salinas when she makes her first title defense. Salinas, the daughter of a Bolivian father and American mother who was born and lives in the U.S., is already a big fan favorite in Bolivia, despite fighting in Bolivia for the first time last weekend when she claimed the vacant WBF belt against Yolis Marrugo Franco (15-9-3, 7 KOs). 10,000+ spectators attended the fight at the Estadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera in Santa Cruz.