Sampson Boxing Announces Malpartida’s Next Challenger
At a press conference held Wednesday in Lima, Peru, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson boxing announced that WBA Female Super Featherweight Champion, and Peruvian national hero, Kina Malpartida announced will face Thailand’s Sriphrae Nongkipahuyuth on May 19, at a boxing event being held in conjunction with the WBA KO Drugs campaign.
The fight will be held at Miguel Grau Coliseum in the El Callao region of Peru.
Against Nongkipahuyuth (11-1-1, 4 KOs), Malpartida (13-3, 3 KOs) will be making the fifth defense of the title she won via TKO 10 over Maureen Shea in 2009. She has also defended against Halana Dos Santos (TKO 7), Lyndsey Scragg (UD 10), Liliana Palmera (UD 10) and was last seen defeating American Rhonda Luna via near-shutout 10-round decision last April.
Without having to put on the event herself, 32- year-old Malpartida says she is more than ready for her 19-year-old challenger.
“I am at my physical and mental peak,” she told the huge crowd of assembled media. “Fighting in El Callao is the best thing that has ever happened to me. It will be a great honor to be making the fifth defense of my title in Peru. I have had a great training camp in the United States and by fight time, I will be in unbelievable physical condition.
Malpartida is the first Peruvian female boxer in history to win a world championship.