(MAR 29) This past Saturday
afternoon, March 26th, inside the Perro Salado Hall in the Zona
Rio of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, former WBO female
flyweight champion Kenia Enriquez (15-1, 7KO) hosted her second
annual all-female invitational amateur tournament. With fighters
coming in from all over the city as well as Tecate, Mexico, and
Coachella, California, the afternoon was filled with great
amateur boxing, raffles and awards.
“This is the second year in a row
we organize the tournament and the event but especially the
fights have gotten better,” Enriquez stated. “The tournament is
not as nearly and as well attended as we hope but we know it’s a
process. Just like in female professional boxing, we need to
keep working to earn our sport within the sport and we are ready
to keep grinding away to make sure this tournament is not only
important to female boxing in the city but to the boxing scene
Bouts were held from under 100
pounds all the way to 160 pounds during the tournament.
The winner of each final would be
awarded a t-shirt, a trophy and a special World Boxing Council
medal while the sub-champion was awarded a t-shirt and a medal
naming her as such. Every participant received a certificate
while t-shirts were raffled as well as boxing clubs.
“We have received some great
support for the second year running and that is the reason why
we can continue to keep having the tournament,” Kenia explained.
“The WBC has always been a great supporter of the tournament as
well as my promoter Bobby D. Presents. There has been also a
number of private sponsors who without them this wouldn’t be
possible. I would like to thank all of them for their continued
Enriquez plans to have the third
edition of her tournament early next year. She is scheduled to
face world-ranked Amaris Quintana (9-2-2, 1KO) in an eight round
junior flyweight bout on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin
vs Dominic Wade title fight on Saturday, April 23rd, at the
Forum on Los Angeles, CA.