Eva Wahlstrom Vs Yareli Larios Finalized For RJJ Boxing On UFC Fight Pass 8/2
World Boxing Council (WBC) female World super featherweight champion Eva Wahlstrom (22-1-1, 3 KOs) will headline the latest installment of RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS® at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on august 2nd.
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She will be defending her world title against WBC FECOMBOX super featherweight champion and Mexican challenger Yareli “Chocolita” Larios (13-2-1, 3 KOs), who will be fighting for the second time outside her hometown. Her first fight ended an eight round Unanimous decision loss to (NABF) champion Mikaela Mayer (10-4, 4 KOs).
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Wahlstrom defeated Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre to win the title back in 2015 and has since then defeated Dahiana Santana (35-7), Anahi Esther Sanchez (14-0), Mayra Alejandra Gomez (18-5) and Melissa St. Vil (10-2-4) in her four title defenses till date.
Wahlstrom lost a decision against the now undisputed world lightweight Champion Katie Taylor 14-0 (6 KOs) in a lightweight adventure at Madison Square Garden in New York City . She was fighting for the first time outside Finland.
“I’m excited to meet Yareli Larios,” Wahlstrom said. “She is a young, dangerous opponent who will surely come very well prepared for this title fight. Her father is an ex-WBC champion, so this fight surely has extra importance for their entire team. We must be well prepared for whatever they bring. I wish her all the best for her preparation.”