Pinay guns for IBF minimumweight crown

FILIPINA warrior Carleans Rivas is fighting the biggest fight of her career on Feb. 9, 2020 (RP time), as she guns for a world championship against International Boxing Federation (IBF) Female minimumweight champion Yokasta Valle at the BN Area Gymnasium in Hatillo, Costa Rica.

Coming in as a huge underdog against a star like Valle, VSG Promotions’ Gary Connolly is optimistic of Rivas’ chances. “It’s 50-50.

We know it will be an exciting fight between two great fighters who are both amazing role models.

Everyone has agreed that there will be a rematch regardless of the result.

As for the fight, it is the biggest global fight in Filipina boxing history. (There’s) media frenzy in Central America.

ESPN has also decided to get involved,” Connolly told SunStar Cebu.

Rivas is 8-6-4, while Valle has an impressive slate of 19-2 with eight knockouts. (EKA)