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Little Lulu is still waiting for better pay in women’s boxing

Eight years without defeat make Lourdes Juarez in a solid world champion, but who has suffered to return to the ring, to which she will return alm


Eight years without defeat make in a solid world champion, but who has suffered to return to the ring, to which she will return almost seven months later to make the third defense of the super flyweight belt of the World Boxing Council.

Her rival will be the Argentine Débora Polvorita Gómez, with whom Little Lulú will get into the rope mounted in the Fresnillo Fair Dome, Zacatecas, with the aim of achieving her 34th victory.

“I know her well, she is left-handed, a girl who goes forward, but for that and more I prepared myself for more than six weeks,” warns the woman from the capital.

Returning to the space where she has become famous motivates her, but achieving better profits is her main challenge. “It’s a bit sad. Knowing that I am already world champion and I continue to win as I normally did. It is an honor to be a champion, but I feel that it is still difficult for sponsors to bet on women. It is not easy, especially mentally, to train and train, but without a date to fight. I get desperate, because this is my job and I got into boxing to give my children a better life, so we have to take advantage of this fight.

So he is clear about what he will do if he wins tonight, he will change categories in search of more money. “I want Marlen Esparza’s flyweight title,” which would mean fighting in the United States and receiving better purses.

Juarez, from 35 years old, reaches the commitment after beating Luz Elena Aguilar last November; Before, she surpassed Diana Fernández in Ciudad Juárez, to retain the belt that she took from Guadaluper Martínez in December 2020.