March 15th bouts in Women’s Boxing


On March 15 in Los Cabos, Mexico, former three-division (light-fly, fly, super-fly) champion Irma “La Guerita” Sanchez (28-6-1, 8 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico, will take a ‘stay busy’ fight against boxing new jack Yazmin Ortega (1-2-1, 1 KO) who hails from Mexico City, Mexico. Ortega is best known for knocking out Lourdes Juarez the sister of Mexican boxing superstar, Mariana Juarez in early February. The distance of the fight, as of the date of this report, has not been set. The 26-year-old Sanchez, a veteran of 35 professional fights, will win easily anticipated by stoppage.

On March 15 at the Performing Arts Center, Oxnard, California, for Hilary Swank sparring partner and Oxnard, California, transplant, Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea (22-2, 11 KOs) battles 34-year-old Nohime Dennisson (5-2-2, 0 KOs) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a scheduled 10-round bout. Dennisson is a late replacement for 18-year-old Dayana Cordero (13-4-1, 9 KOs) who had problems securing a visa out of her native Columbia. The Cordero contest was for vacant WBO featherweight title.

Shea last entered the ring in October besting Lesly Morales (3-4-1, 0 KOs) by a 6-round unanimous decision. Dennisson, if her record is any indication, is not much of a puncher which will allow Shea to display her considerable long-range boxing ability. Dennisson, to have a shot at a victory, will have to employ an aggressive fight-plan and crowd Shea.

Dennisson holds victories over Amanda Crespin (twice), Brittany Cruz, and Jessica Sanchez. Most impressively, she battled to a 4-round draw against superior in-fighter, Celina Salazar in August 2010. Those impressive accomplishments aside, Dennisson has yet to fight past the 6-round limit which will seriously impede her against Shea who owns 112 rounds of professional fighting experience and has experienced the tenth round twice.

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