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Carina Moreno Returns on Jan 29th to Face Yesica Bopp

Carina Moreno vs. Yesica Bopp for WBO & WBA Titles:

Former four-time world champion, Carina “La Reina” Moreno (21-2, 6 KO’s), returns to the ring to face Argentina’s undefeated light flyweight champion Yesica Yolanda Bopp (13-0, 5 KO’s) on January 29, 2010.  Moreno has agreed to travel to Bopp’s native land of Argentina as the bout is set to take place in Monte Hermoso, Buenos Aires.  On the line will be Bopp’s WBA and WBO titles.

Credit: Team Moreno

Moreno feels she is ready to compete at the highest level as she stated, “It’s been over a year since my last fight and I feel the time off has given me new life.  Sparring has been great and my timing is improving.  I know traveling to Argentina, fighting Bopp in her hometown will be to her advantage, but my goal is to go over there and dominate.  I’m hungry and I’m ready to fight.  My main objective is to win and become a multiple world champion once again.”

After a fourteen month layoff, Moreno’s trainer Rick Noble believes she will be ready come fight night as he went on to say, “Each day we spar Carina is getting better and better.  The snap on her punches is coming back and her footwork is fantastic.  I really believe the ring rust won’t be a factor when we step into the ring.  Everyone knows when you travel to another country to fight someone in their own hometown, it’s very difficult to win a decision.  My only concern is that we get fair judging.”

Yesica Bopp vowed to knockout Carina as the two were supposed to fight last year. “When I read an article last year that Bopp said she would knockout Carina we really wanted to make this fight in 2010,” said Noble. “But for reasons out of our control the fight never happened.  If Bopp really thinks she can knockout Carina, then she’ll be in for a rude awakening.”