Kim Clavel (16-0, 3KOs), the newly crowned WBC Female Light Flyweight world champion is all set to lock horns against WBA Female Light Flyweight titleholder Jessica Nery (28-2, 3KOs) for a title unification bout in December.
Kim Clavel and Jessica Nery will clash for the unified WBC-WBA championship
The fight, which will crown the new unified WBC and WBA Female Light Flyweight champion, will be heading to Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada on the 1st of December. Both fighters have already racked up a win each this year.
Clavel, who maintains an undefeated professional career, won the green and gold belt back on 29th July courtesy of a 10-round unanimous decision victory over Mexico’s Yesenia Gómez in Montreal.
A 2020 ESPY winner for courage in working as a frontline nurse during the COVID surge, Claven has also held WBC Silver and WBC-NABF titles in the past and has no plans to disappoint her opponents against Nery.
“Since my conquest of the WBC world title, I have received thousands of extraordinary testimonies that touch me enormously,” said Clavel after the announcement of the fight, “On December 1, I want to thank all my supporters for their support by launching me into this unique challenge to become unified champion. I promise not to disappoint you!”
Having won the WBA belt in her last outing against Light Flyweight legend Yesica Bopp via 10-round split decision victory back on 11th March in Panama, the Claven fight marks Nery’s second straight title fight. Currently on a seven fight win streak, the 28-year-old Mexican feels the unification fight has arrived at the peak of her career.
“I won my WBA title by dethroning champion Yesica Bopp in Panama so I’m not afraid to go to Canada for this major fight in my career,” Nery asserted, “This unification is what I have wanted for a long time and it comes at the right time when I am at the peak of my career.”
“My goal has always been to face the best. Kim Clavel is part of this category, and I am grateful to her for having accepted this duel,” Nery added.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a local pugilist arouse so many passions,” said GYM president Yvon Michel, the promoter of Clavel. “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 our region. We will be able to welcome the many fans of our new champion and allow them to attend this historic event.” [H/T Boxingscene.com]