By John J. Raspanti
Headlined by former two-time flyweight champion “Mighty” Melissa McMorrow, the sweet science returns to the Bay Area on December 3 with an all-female fight card to be held at Pacific Cages in Pacifica, CA.
“We are ready to bring the best boxing show for the whole world to see,” said Beautiful Brawlers promoter Blanca Gutierrez. “It just happens to be an all-female show.”
McMorrow, returning to the ring a few weeks after losing a tough decision to Esemelda Moreno, is thrilled to be fighting again so quickly.
“I’m excited to get back in the ring,” McMorrow said. “I’m honored to showcase boxing in the Bay Area on the first all-female card.”
McMorrow has logged thousands of miles in her professional career. In 2012, she captured the WBO flyweight title in Germany. Last year, she defeated Kenia Enriquez in Mexico to win the WBO belt. The last time she fought locally was seven years ago in San Jose, CA.
Former WBC woman’s heavyweight champion Martha “The Shadow” Salazar of San Jose will meet Tanzee “Sweet Tee” Daniel in a four-round affair. Salazar, ranked number one in the heavyweight division, defeated Daniel in 2014 to win the WBC heavyweight belt.
“Really excited to be fighting at home with the all women fighters now," said Salazar wants another crack at the title. “Thanks to Blanca for making this happen.”
Also, scheduled to appear is former WBC mini-flyweight champion Carina “La Reina” Moreno of Monterey, CA.
Moreno, a talented boxer-puncher, will be fighting for the first time in three years.
Making their professional debuts will be amateur stars Tope Pedro of San Francisco and Dalia Gomez of Oakland. Rounding out the show will be featherweights Tony Fisher and Marquita Lee.
Gutierrez, the daughter of former featherweight contender Javier “Baby Face” Gutierrez, and owner of the Baby Face gym in Pacifica, (feels) believes the timing of her debut show is perfect. e
“Right now, female boxing is moving in the right direction,” Gutierrez told www.womanboxing.com. “With Claressa Shields making her pro debut Nov. 19 on the Ward vs. Kovalev card, the biggest show of the year, we’re ready to come out swinging and showing promoters that there is a market for female boxing.”
Tickets are avaiable now!
Go to: www.babyfaceboxing.com
General admission: $50
A number of VIP tickets--which also include admission to an after-the-fights party: $100
The show starts at 6pm.
Pacifica Cages is located at 640 Crespi Drive in Pacifica, CA.