As BoxingScene.com beforehand reported, the world gentle flyweight unification between WBC champion Kim Clavel (16-0, 3 KOs) and WBA champion Jessica Nery Plata (28-2, 3 KOs), is confirmed and can happen on Friday, January 13, 2023, at Place Bell in Laval.
Clavel, combating out of Montreal, is absolutely recovered from the flu and fever that knocked her down a number of days earlier than her initially scheduled combat December 1. She resumed coaching final week.
“We at the moment are specializing in making this date of Friday January 13, a memorable night when for the primary time within the historical past of Quebec boxing,” Clavel famous, “somebody from residence will attempt to unify 2 main world titles!
“By January 13, I’ll have just one factor in thoughts, to supply the efficiency of my life to supply a singular present to Quebecers who give me phenomenal assist; just one champion with 2 belts.”
Coach Danielle Bouchard is assured, saying: “The storm has handed; the sky is popping blue once more. Kim is step by step regaining her vivacity and the return to coaching goes properly.”
Plata stays emotionless and assured: “This unification combat is what I’ve dreamed of all my life,” she commented. “We proceed our coaching with the identical goal. Kim did properly to consider her well being as probably the most treasured factor to us. I want Kim a full recovering and that she could have no excuses once I return residence along with her belt and mine”
Clavel, 32, will defend her WBC Gentle Flyweight World crown for the primary time since her livid and frenzied combat that she and Yesenia Gomez (19-6-3, 6KO) fought on the On line casino de Montreal final summer time, when Clavel received by unanimous choice to take the belt from Gomez.
The 28-year-old Plata was extraordinarily spectacular towards the nice Argentine champion and ladies’s boxing legend, Yesica Bopp (37-3, 17KO), final March in Panama. She received by means of a cut up choice, dethroning the defending champion who held a powerful file of 28-0 in world championship fights. January 13 may also mark her first protection of her WBA title.
“The whole lot comes on the proper time to whoever is aware of the right way to wait (Clément Marot), and the hundreds of followers who fastidiously stored their tickets shall be rewarded with a memorable night, an thrilling remaining and a elegant Kim,” a assured GYM President Yvon Michel remarked.
There are couple combat modifications because the authentic card was introduced with 5 of the best Canadian boxers nonetheless slated to be in motion. Undefeated 25-year-old Mazlum Akdeniz (17-0, 8 KOs) will defend his WBC Continental Americas tremendous light-weight belt towards powerful 29-year-old Mexican Cristian Bielma (19-4-2, 7 KOs) within the co-featured occasion.
Widespread welterweight Marie-Pier Houle (6-0-1, 2 Okay.O.), 32, is ranked No, 7 by the WBA. She shall be in her first scheduled 8-round bout of her professional profession towards 28-year-old Marisol Moreno (6-3). of Mazatlan, Mexico. Gifted southpaw prospect Derek Pomerleau (3-0, 2 KO’s.) will combat in his first scheduled 6-rounder versus Gustavo Rodriguez (3-1-1, 1 KOs), of Guadalajara, Mexico. Gifted Canadian Olympian Caroline Veyre (1-0) will step into a professional ring for the second time as knowledgeable after her in depth beginner profession. One other vital member of the Canadian Nationwide Group through the previous few years, 24-year-old light-weight Eric Basran (2-0, 1 KO), may also be in a 6-round bout towards 19-year-old Juan Carlos Garcia (4-2), of Mexico Metropolis.