Yokasta Valle (proper) lands a punch on Lorraine Villalobos (left) Photograph by Brandon Rivas/ MarvNation Promotions
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA (July 27, 2022): Golden Boy Combat Night time on DAZN goes worldwide on Thursday, September 8 for the first-ever world title unification combat in Costa Rica stay on DAZN and the Golden Boy Boxing YouTube Web page.
Newly signed Golden Boy fighter and IBF Minimumweight World Champion, Yokasta “Yoka” Valle (25-2, 9 KOs) of San Jose, Costa Rica, is about to place the whole lot on the road when she faces off in opposition to undefeated WBO Minimumweight World Champion Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen (5-0, 1 KOs) of Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, Vietnam.
The ten-round world championship combat, which is offered in affiliation with MarvNation Promotions, will happen at Ciudad Deportiva Heiner Ugalde, Hatillo, San Jose, Costa Rica and can stream stay on DAZN and on the Golden Boy Boxing YouTube web page beginning at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET.
“After I signed with Golden Boy, I assumed that there might be nothing higher, my childhood dream was coming true. However it seems that with the hand of God and the assist of Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy, at this time I’m shocked as soon as once more, with the chance to have the ability to present the world that Costa Rica helps its athletes. I can promise all of my followers and Costa Rica that I’ll give the combat of my life in opposition to a terrific rival, the WBO World Champion Thi Nguyen, who’s an internationally acknowledged boxer,” stated Yokasta Valle.
“I do know this combat goes to be a conflict of champion versus champion, unifying world titles, all or nothing! The one distinction is that she goes to have to return to my home to face a ‘Yoka’ extra motivated than ever! With the assist of my individuals, who I’m positive will make their presence identified with their unbelievable assist, I WILL MAKE THE HOUSE BE RESPECTED!!!,” continued Yokasta Valle.
“I’m very enthusiastic about this combat and the chance to be a unified world champion,” stated Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen. “I’m going to win this combat it doesn’t matter what. I would be the hero of Vietnam; it’s my honor to characterize my nation and the ladies of my nation. I’ve been coaching day by day to make this an thrilling, motion stuffed combat and ship a KO victory.”
Ranked as probably the greatest feminine 105-pounders by ESPN.com and The Ring Journal, Yokasta Valle is a world champion in two weight courses. She captured the IBF Atomweight World Title in 2016 and has held the IBF Minimumweight World Championship since 2019. The Costa Rican fighter has been undefeated since 2018 and has made 5 profitable world title defenses. Valle was named 2021’s “Feminine Fighter of the 12 months” by the Worldwide Boxing Federation. Now, the world champion is seeking to unify the division in opposition to any world champion up for the problem.
In 2021, Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen made historical past as Vietnam’s first boxing world champion when she captured the WBO Minimumweight World Championship in opposition to Japan’s Etsuko Tada. Her burgeoning boxing profession was a shock to most boxing spectators as Nguyen has been in a position to show to the world that she is a pressure to be reckoned with within the sport.
Her first massive alternative got here in 2020, Nguyen when defeated Kanyarat Yoohanngoh and captured the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Minimumweight title, one thing that set her up for the world championship face off in opposition to Tada in 2021. Nguyen was ready to make use of boxing as her avenue out of poverty in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, however, consequently, she additionally confronted robust criticism as boxing and athletics generally aren’t cultural norms for ladies in Vietnam. Now thought-about an icon of nationwide delight, the world champion is paving the best way for ladies in boxing and sports activities in Vietnam.
Press launch courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions.