Mary Spencer and Cynthia Lozano for the vacant WBA 154 International title
Three-time world amateur champion, Canadian Mary Spencer (6-0, 4KO) is about to challenge for her first professional title, little over a year on from her debut.
This Friday, September 9, the 39-year-old from Montreal will measure forces with fearsome Mexican Cynthia Lozano (9-1, 7KO) for the vacant World Boxing Association 154lbs International title, as well as the WBC Silver belt. This will be one of the attractions at the Casino Montreal in Canada.
Spencer is ranked second in the super welterweight category by the governing organization, while Lozano is one place below.
The Canadian fighter has more than 120 amateur fights under her belt, having competed in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Spencer’s opponents include Claressa Shields, Franchon Crews Dezurn, Natasha Jonas, Klara Svensson, among others. She was a four-times elite amateur world medalist and Pan-American champion in 2011 until, at the age of 36, for 2021, she decided to make the leap into professional boxing.
Since her pro bow in August last year, she is undefeated with a total of six wins and four knockouts. In her last performance, on June 23, 2022, she beat former world champion Chris Namus by technical knockout in the very first round.
In the opposite corner will be Cynthia Lozano who will face her second big challenge after losing in the seventh round against another Canadian, Marie Eve Dicaire, where the IBF world title was in dispute. Her record of nine wins with seven fights finishing before the limit and just the one solitary loss. Her tough style will make her a difficult opponent for Spencer.
Spencer's KO ratio is 66.67%, narrowly less than Lozano's 70%, so this pair bith pack a punch, and it's hard to see this one lasting the distance!