Brooklyn’s Queen, “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey defeated Ela “Bam Bam” Nunez to gain the NABF Superfeatherweight title. The judges scored the six round 59-55, 59-55, and 60-54 — a unanimous win for the hard-hitting Jeffrey.
Over at WBAN, Sue TL Fox raises an excellent question on why the NABF allows six-rounders for women’s title belts, but schedules ten-rounders for men’s belts. It just doesn’t make sense. Check out her important piece here.
Women’s Boxing: “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey Fights for NABF Super Featherweight Title on 8/19/11
Brooklyn’s “Queen” of the ring, Gleason’s Gym denizen and three-time Golden Gloves Champion, Ronica Jeffrey (7-0, 1-KO) will be challenging Ela “Bam Bam” Nunez (9-9-1, 2-KO) for the vacant NABF Super Featherweight championship on Friday, August 19th.
The bout will be held at the Rollins Center Arena, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover, Delaware and is scheduled for six rounds. The main event will feature Amir “Hard Core” Mansour, (14-0, 11-KO’s) vs. Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn, (33-7-1, 22-KO’s) for the interim WBO NABO Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship, title. The winner of the bout will be ranked among the Top 15 heavyweights in the world.
In speaking with Ronica, she made it clear how important this bout is to her. “Boxing is what I do and enjoy. I’m going in there to give it my all! This is my first time fighting for a belt and my plan is to get the belt!”
“I want to continue boxing until it don’t want me any more,” she went on to say. “I don’t think I can give it up myself! After that, I want to help the other girls coming up … figure a way how to keep myself involved.”
Jeffrey is coming off of two decisive wins in her last two outings. One, a 4-round win over Elizabeth Sherman on May 27th and the other 6-round win over D. J. Morrison on April 23rd.
Nunez’s suffered two losses in her most recent 6-round bouts against Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano, a loss on January 29th and a lost by KO on April 22nd.
There is no word yet whether this fight will be available on streaming video — but it’ll be worth a search on Google!
Tickets for the full fight card are still available and range from $40 to $200 and can be purchased through VIP Services at 800-711-5882 or online at www.doverdowns.com. Anyone over 21 with a ticket will receive a complimentary casino table games match play coupon for $10-$50, valid for 30 days at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. The first bout will begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Will call will be open from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.