21 October 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Carrickmacross boxer Christina McMahon will be back in action before Christmas looking for a world title. It’s been announced that “Lightning” will face “Triple L” Linda Laura Lecca from Peru at the National Stadium in Dublin on December 3rd.

   Although suspended by the World Boxing Council, McMahon is licensed by the Boxing Union of Ireland. This contest will not be for a WBC title but for the vacant World Boxing Association female flyweight title.

  The bout will be top of a bill organised by FS Promotions Dublin. Details of tickets will be available in the next few days. It’s expected the fight will be televised.

  43 year-old McMahon controversially lost in Mexico to Muñoz in March and was afterwards promised a rematch. With the WBC continuing to stall on a return bout, her husband and coach Frick McMahon revealed a list of alleged indiscretions by the governing body, including glove irregularities, anti-doping procedural failings, and a failure to review correctly the scorecards.

  She was then informed by the WBC that she had been suspended by that organisation. The Monaghan woman has since received support for going public with her concerns over the fight. McMahon’s supporters said she had suffered a terrible injustice of a decision fighting for her country last time out.

  A petition was drawn up seeking to put pressure on the World Boxing Council to order a rematch in Ireland with Zulina Muñoz. Now she is ….

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