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From WBC:

RIVAS, ONE OF MEXICO’S VERY BEST FIGHTERS

Yazmin-RivasRanked as one of the brilliant best fighters of the world, Yazmin Rivas, returns from a defeat last January in Rosarito, Baja California, against African Catherine Phiri, losing her WBC crown.

Rivas suffered a deep cut on her forehead during the 6th round and the referee stopped the action, so the doctor could checked the cut, deciding that the Mexican fighter could not fight anymore. The fight was decided on the scorecards, until the 6th round, and the African fighter Ahead, so she became the new queen of the division.

“I am very happy with this new opportunity that Zanfer and the World Boxing Council is giving me. Phiri didn’t want to fight, she knows what is waiting for her, sooner or later we will fight again. She wont be able to run eternally, I have an important commitment against the Venezuelan fighter, and I am committed with the fans of Reynosa and all the viewers of TV Azteca. We will get the victoy” Rivas mentioned.

Venezuelan Ana Maria Lozano is a tough rival and she has contested a world title in what were competitive matches. Lozano is tough Lozano is strong and brave, she stressed: “Thanks for the opportunity and I will take it. This will be a war, Rivas is as brave as me, but the belt is going to fly back to Venezuela with me.”

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