Praia, Nov 9 (Inforpress) – Boxer Kali Reis, a descendant of Cabo Verdeans, was crowned Friday, the 6th, world champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) in the Women’s Super Lightweight.
The athlete, known as “KO Mequinonoag”, defeated Canada’s opponent, Kandi Wyatt, by unanimous decision in ten rounds (10-2, 3 KO’s), in the match took place in St. Petersburg (Florida), in the U.S.A., according to the athlete’s publication on the social network Facebook.
“I have been fighting so hard in the last few months to stay together and achieve this victory for my team and me. We did it. Becoming a world champion for the fourth time and in a weight division that I never dreamed of even falling for a 15-month set is not so bad.
Thanks to everyone who showed up, wished me luck and believed in me. I can breathe now,” reads a post on her official Facebook social network page.
The World Boxing Association (AMB) is the leading boxing organization in the world, approving official fights and awards to the winners of the WBA World Champion title, in the professional category.