The World Boxing Council has two of its World Titles on the women's side in play this Friday, March 18th in Mexico and Finland.
Cancun is the site of WBC World Female heavyweight champion Martha Salazar as she defends her title against undefeated Alejandra Jimenez.
Salazar (13-4-0) is 45 years old, and she is returning to the ring for the first time in fifteen months to face the challenge of Mexico's Jimenez (5-0).
Jimenez is 5-0 so far, and at 28 years old, she is the young “Tigre” looking to make a name for herself.
The explosion in women's boxing this century is evident, but the Women's Heavyweight division is the most sparcely populated in all of women's boxing. The women Heavyweights must be over 200 lbs, just like the men.
In Finland, the WBC's Super Featherweight Champion Eva Wahlstroem (16-0-1) as she makes his first defense against the experienced Dahiana Santana (35-7) of the Dominican Republic.
Wahlstroem is a bit of an unknown despite her strong record and WBC world belt. She hails from Finland, and he record consists of fights strictly at home.
Wahlstroem won the belt that was vacated by Diana Prazak back in April of 2015 when she defeated Natalia Vanesa Del Valle Aguirre of Argentina. Aguirre had lost 2 in a row entering that fight and has lost three fights since, so she was in the midst of a slide when she met Wahlstroem .
Wahlstroem will have her hands full with Santana, who is 21-2 dating back to January of 2009.
That is the calendar of Women's Boxing title fights for Friday, March 18th, only here at The Boxing Channel.