This Saturday night, Mexican Ibeth “La Roca” Zamora (32-6, 12 KOs), from San Cristóbal Huichochitlán, State of Mexico, will defend her World Boxing Council flyweight championship against former Olympic Bronze medalist, North American Marlen Esparza (9 -1, 1 KOs) from Houston, Texas.
This fight, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, will be at the Don Haskins Center at the University of Texas in El Paso and will be broadcast live on DAZN.
At a press conference, both fighters commented on aspects of this long-awaited fight, which will be the undercard of Jaime Munguía vs. Kamil Szeremeta.
“I am very excited and grateful, especially since there are nice people here in El Paso. This is a great opportunity and a great challenge. I know Esparza well and this is an opportunity to show everyone just why I am a world champion, ”said Zamora. I come with the conviction and determination, to bring this world title back to Mexico. Esparza is a good fighter, but I will win representing all the people who support me.”
Esparza commented: “I am as confident as ever. I believe in myself and I have had a very technical and strong camp. I’m ready and I’m here to put on a great show.
“I have been boxing for 20 years. We have a different experience and Zamora is a great fighter, but I am lucky to be in this situation and fight for the WBC Green and Gold accolade, so I can’t miss anything. I’m going in. there and I will stick to my team’s rock solid plan.”