From Zanfer Promotions:
ZANFER PROMOTIONS WELCOMES SULEM URBINA
With an impressive track record in amateur boxing of over 90 fighting, Sulem Urbina now begins preparation for her professional debut on July 30th 2016 led by the company Zanfer Promotions, and joins Box Azteca, La Casa del Boxing
Sulem Urbina signs with Zanfer Promotions
Sulem Urbina promised her deceased brother that she would represent Mexico in the 2016 Rio Olympics and then become a World Champion in professional boxing.
The first promise was on track to be achieved, but sadly enough the interests of the executives who run the Mexican Boxing Federation prevented that dream from becoming reality two months ago. After much frustration and disappointment, Urbina has recovered and has promised to come back stronger in the next chapter of her life, as she is to debut in professional boxing. Sulem promises to deliver to her brother, Alexis Urbina, (whom was assaulted and murdered in 2013 in Phoenix, AZ) the World Championship and deliver it to his grave sight.
“My brother was part of Team USA’s Youth National Team at the 141lbs weight division, an elite athlete. Criminals who entered the house to steal my parents most senseless belongings took his life. Life has been very difficult and it has cost me a lot of emotional distress to continue getting up in the morning to continue the memory of Alexis, but essentially he has motivated me to continue in the sport of boxing and fulfill the goals that drew us both to becoming world champions. Alexis will always be my spirit and strength!” said the beautiful Sonoran, who had an impressive amateur career of 96 fights with many international championships wins, While participating in world tournament events.
Urbina 25 years old, born in Hermosillo, Sonora and living in Phoenix, Arizona signed a very powerful promotional contract with Zanfer Promotions, the best boxing promotions company of all of Latin America, Fernando Beltran Rendon Promoter/CEO.
“I had received many offers from promoters in both the United States and Mexico, but I noticed that Zanfer and Fernando Beltran give women’s boxing the highest priority. My team and I felt that Zanfer Promotionsis was the best option to develop my career and get me the opportunity for a world title,” said Urbina, who last weekend was in Tijuana with her husband Andrews Soto, and Alejandro Brito her representative. They met with Fernando Beltran to negotiate and sign the multi year contract with Zanfer Promotions.
“Its an honor and a great motivation that Sulem has decided to put her talents in our company and with Box Azteca, we have followed her amateur career and she is an extraordinary boxer with incredible boxing potential, and strong personality. Sulem will be a huge star in boxing and of course a world champion!” said Fernando Beltran.
Debuts July 30
Fernando Beltran reports that Sulem Urbina’s debut into professional boxing, at the flyweight division of 112lbs, will be July 30th on a card which will take place at the Convention Center of Rosarito, Baja California and will be broadcast on Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxing.
WHO IS Sulem URBINA OCHOA?
Born: July 8, 1990
Location: Hermosillo, Sonora
Resides: Phoenix, Arizona
Age: 25 years
Weight: 51 kg / 112 lb
Height: 1.60 m / 5’4″
Reach: 60 cm / 24″
Fights: 96 amateur bouts
- 4 time Mexican National Champion
- She has represented Mexico in international competition from 2010, 2013- 2016
- Independence Cup gold medal Dominican Republic
- Pan American Festival Silver Medal, Mexico City
- Gold Medal second qualifier for Central American Games in Colombia
- Bronze Medal Championship Continental Guadalajara, Jalisco
- Bronze Medal Copa Romana in the Dominican Republic
- Silver Medal Games Central American and Caribbean Boca Rio, Veracruz.
- Qualified for the Pan American Games 2015
- She participated in the Americas Olympic Qualifier in Buenos, Aires Argentina in March 2016
Due to problems with the Mexican Boxing Federation she could not attend the Womens World Championships in Kazahkstan. Where she was to compete for the last spots to enter the Olympic Games in Rio.