A true women’s championship fight will take place at the World Trade Center in Naucalpan, Mexico on Saturday, March 1, with the WBC Female Super Flyweight Championship fight between champion Zulina “La Loba” Munoz and challenger Alesia “The Tigress” Graf, a highly-anticipated rematch which will be broadcast live on Televisa and FOX Deportes.
In the co-main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the super lightweight division, Mexico City’s Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano takes on veteran Fernando “La Fiera” Angulo of Argentina.
“Sangre Mexiquense” is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona. Doors open at 5 p.m. CT and the first fight begins at 6 p.m. CT. The Televisa broadcast begins at 10:30 p.m. The FOX Deportes broadcast begins at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
If not for a 10-round decision loss to Alesia Graf on September 15, 2007, San Vicente Chicoloapan, Estado de Mexico, Zulina “La Loba” Munoz (40-1-2, 26 KOs) would be unbeaten as a professional. But after going undefeated in her next 26 fights, the 26-year-old world champion will get her shot at redemption against her rival. In her most recent bout, in November of 2013, Munoz retained her title with an eighth round disqualification win over Marisa Johanna Portillo, and now she gets the fight she’s been waiting for.
A native of Belarus now fighting out of New South Wales, Australia, Alesia “The Tigress” Graf (26-3, 11 KOs) is a former world champion seeking gold once again, and with wins in 16 of her last 18 bouts, the 33-year-old female fighting star is in the form necessary to repeat her 2007 win over Munoz in her home country.
Bouncing back from disputed losses to Paulie Malignaggi and Sugar Shane Mosley, 24-year-old Pablo Cesar Cano (27-3-1, 20 KOs) got back in the win column in a big way last September in Las Vegas when he won an exciting split decision over Ashley Theophane. Now on track again to pursue a world title shot in 2014, Cano will begin his fighting year on March 1 with a battle against always tough Fernando Angulo.
A native of Ecuador who now makes his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 33-year-old Fernando “La Fiera” Angulo (26-9, 15 KOs) has won three of his last four bouts, including a January 2013 win over Juan Manuel Bonanni that earned him the interim WBC Latino and South American welterweight titles. A former world title challenger, this 14 year veteran is hoping to show that with a win over Cano, he’s ready to make a move back into the world title picture.