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Ramla Ali wins first women’s boxing fight in Saudi Arabia

Erika Montoya Mexico City / 08.20.2022 21:31:30 In a historic match, the boxer of Somali origin Ramla Ali



Erika Montoya

Mexico City / 08.20.2022 21:31:30

In a historic match, the boxer of Somali origin prevailed by knockout in the debut of women’s boxing in .

In what was a heavyweight fight, since it was the first professional registered in Saudi territory, Ramla – who is also a writer, model and activist – knocked out Dominican Crystal García in just under a minute of the first round.

I really feel that I should have given more. I feel like it was too fast, but I still don’t see the replay and I would like to do it”, said the fighter who improved her record to 7-0 with 2 KOs.

The fighter who trains under the orders of the Mexican Manny Robles assured that thanks to the work in the gym she was able to perform the way she did in the ring.

“When I got to his gym, he told me that he didn’t emphasize the punches and I still feel like I can’t do it at all, but he’s a great coach, I feel blessed to be there,” she said after the fight.

Ali – who looked a little disappointed by the lack of response from his rival – assured that he hopes soon to be able to go up to 10 rounds and position himself to dispute a world title, but before that he will take a break to recover his body since he recently recovered from two fractures.

Ramla limits in the super bantamweight division where fighters such as the Mexican Yamileth Mercado or the Venezuelan Mayerlin Rivas currently reign.

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