Who is Sabrina Maribel Pérez?
Skye Nicolson (7-0) challenges Sabrina Maribel Perez (18-1-1, 2KO) for the interim WBC World Featherweight title this Friday night, September 15, at the Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutierrez Moreno in Tijuana, Mexico, live on DAZN.
Australian star Nicolson won gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, then was defeated in the quarters of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by Great Britain’s Karriss Artingstall. She left the amateur scene with a 107-32 record and is now unbeaten in 18 months as a pro.
Signed to Matchroom Boxing, a lot is already known about the 28-year-old Aussie southpaw, but no so much her next opponent, Argentinian WBC Interim champ, Sabrina Maribel Perez.
So BBN found out a load of interesting facts about the defending champion, listed right here:
Sabrina Maribel Perez Facts
Currently 36-years-old, Sabrina Marinel Perez was born on 14th November 1986 in Isidro Casanova, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Her boxing nickname is "La Munequita", which translates to "The Doll".
Her professional boxing debut was on 13th December 2008 in her home city, winning all four rounds against Soledad Andrea Torres.
She won her first title in her fifth fight – the vacant WBC Mundo Hispano Female bantamweight belt.
She went unbeaten for her first 18 bouts, over 10 years, until she was stopped in the first round by Marianela Soledad Ramirez in November 2018. The fight was held at Club 12 de Octubre in her home city and she found herself dropped quickly in round one, but she returned to her feet only for Ramirez to swarm her, prompting referee Carlos Gomez to step in and stop the scheduled six-round contest.
She has claimed two wins since – a four-round mixed decision victory in February 2020, followed by a unanimous decision win to capture the WBC Interim World featherweight title against Colombian, Yolis Marrugo Franco in March 2022. The previous holder of this belt was seven-weight world champion, Amanda Serrano.
She is a triple-weight champion, winning belts from bantam up to featherweight.
She stands at 5′ 2″" (157cm).
This will be Perez's first defense of the WBC interim title and will serve as her first fight abroad.
Roll of Honour
WBC Mundo Hispano Female bantamweight title
WBA Interim World bantamweight title
WBC Silver super-bantamweight title
WBC Interim World featherweight title
Sabrina Maribel Perez: “It’s a great opportunity for me on Friday night. It’s a dream for me to be here, I’ve been in this wonderful sport for 20 years and I will be giving everything on the night to continue. We’ve been working really hard and you will see a battle on Friday.”
Skye Nicolson: “I’m really excited, it’s the first time facing a champion, and these are the fights I’ve been asking for, it’s what I want and where you will see the best of me, fighting someone who is coming to win. I’ve put in a good camp and I’m feeling very confident for Friday. I have an amazing team around me, camp couldn’t have gone any better, and I’m ready to make a statement win on Friday. We’ve prepared for anything and everything. I’m sure Sabrina will bring the heat, and I’ll be giving it right back.”
Sabrina Maribel Perez: 125.7lbs
Skye Nicolson: 125.7lbs
Nicolson’s clash with Perez comes on a stacked night of action in Tijuana on the Mexican Independence weekend, headlined by Angel Fierro (21-1-2 17 KOs) defending his WBO NABO Lightweight title against Brayan Zamarripa (13-1 4 KOs).
Erika Cruz (15-2 3 KOs) returns to action following her epic battle with Amanda Serrano in February and tackles Melissa Odessa Parker (6-1 2 KOs) for the WBA Continental Americas Super-Bantamweight title, Rising Mexican talent Kevin Barron Crespo (12-0 9 KOs) tastes ten round action for the first time as he faces Christian Olivo Barreda (20-1-1 7 KOs) and young Heavyweight Federico Pacheco (4-0 3 KOs) kicks the card off live on DAZN against Carlos Cardenas (4-0 3 KOs).
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