The other side of the fight.
Often in big draw fights whether its men’s professional boxing, women’s professional boxing, amateurs in the Golden Gloves or in related sports such as MMA, we forget about the other side of the ticket. The fighter who has the challenge not only to climb through the ropes, but getting ready for the fight knowing his or her opponent is garnering all of the attention.
Such is the case for Franchesca “The Chosen One” Alcanter as she readies to meet Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton this Friday in the ring at what is sure to be a spectacle in Riverside, California as they battle for the women’s WBO Super Bantamweight title. Hailing from a self-professed boxing family, Franchesca Alcanter, 37, brings an impressive 18-9-1 record to the 10-round championship bout.
This will be Franchesca Alcanter’s 5th shot at a title having lost a heart breaker in Breman, Germany against opponent Ina Menzer in 2009. As quoted in an article by Pete Grathoff in her home town paper, the Kansas City Star, Alcantar said, “I feel really good about this fight,” I’m the strongest I’ve ever been. I’m a seasoned fighter. I know right now that this is my time.”
Whatever happens on Friday night, win, lose or draw, Franchesca Alcanter will box her heart out not only for herself, but for the future of women’s boxing, a sport she loves. Click here for a link to Pete Grathoff’s article. For more information on Franchesca Alcanter and her upcoming bout click here.