Just over a month after winning the World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight title, boxer Kim Clavel will return to work in December in a unification bout with Mexican Jessica Nery Plata, champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), on December 1, at Place Bell in Laval.
The 31-year-old Quebecer does not back down from any challenge, she who had to wait many months before taking the WBC title from Yesenia Gomez on July 29, at the Casino de Montréal. Groupe protege Yvon Michel (GYM) won by unanimous decision after 10 rounds.
Clavel (16-0-0, 3 KOs), still undefeated, is eager to do battle with Plata (28-2-0, 3 KOs) in what will be the biggest fight of his career.
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I am pleased to announce that my next fight will take place on December 1st at Place Bell in Laval!!! It will be for a big unification fight against WBA world champion Jessica Nery Plata (28-2-3KO) currently ranked #1 on BoxRec. pic.twitter.com/VakHFuqa5n
— Kim Clavel (@KKlavel) September 2, 2022
“Since my conquest of the WBC world title, I have received thousands of extraordinary testimonies that touch me enormously. On December 1, I want to thank all of my fans for their support in taking on this unique challenge to become Unified Champion. I promise not to disappoint you!”, let the native of Joliette know in a press release on Friday.
Her opponent in December has also recently become champion. In March, the 28-year-old pugilist defeated Argentina's Yesica Yolanda Bopp in Panama to win the WBA belt. She had won the interim title of the category in 2018 and had defended it on one occasion.
“It has been a long time since we have seen a pugilist from our region arouse so many passions, reacted the president of GYM, Yvon Michel, in a written statement. It was without hesitation that we took the gamble of reserving Place Bell for this first unification world championship in the history of boxing in Quebec, by a boxer from home.”
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