All Female Fight Card Canceled in NorCal
An injury to female prizefighter Sara Flores forced an all-female fight card to be postponed.
The Beauty Meets Boxing fight card for Saturday Dec. 3, at Pacifica Cages in Pacifica, Calif. was canceled due to a lack of total rounds scheduled on the Babyface Boxing Promotions fight card.
“I got a message in the morning,” said Blanca Gutierrez the promoter of record. The message was from Flores stating that she had slipped and fallen while at a gym restroom and was unconscious for nearly 20 minutes.
A doctor ruled Flores had received a concussion and would not be cleared to fight on Saturday. Because of rules by the California State Athletic Commission stating a minimum number of 26 rounds are required to stage a fight card, the entire card was canceled.
Because of a scarcity of female fighters, it’s not easy to simply make a phone call to obtain a replacement. It takes time and planning and if unforeseen circumstances take place, that’s enough to scuttle a bout. Female fight cards are the most difficult to make.
“I’m really bummed,” said Gutierrez who was promoting her first professional fight card and numerous successful amateur cards. “But I never give up.”
On Sunday, several outstanding female prizefighters including Mia St. John will be at WBC meet and greet at Grandpa’s Boxing Gym in Westminster, Calif. in Orange County.
Among those participating will be Amaris Quintana, Maricela Cornejo, Kenia Enriquez and Seniesa Estrada.
The WBC exhibition and show begins at noon. The gym is located at 7686 Garden Grove Blvd. in Westminster, Ca. 92683.