Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Noemi “La Rebelde” Bosques will not have to wait long to step back into the ring after she learned her scheduled four-round bout January 22nd in Philadelphia, PA, was cancelled.
And that is probably the best news the 32-year-old native of St. Petersburg, Florida can have ever hoped for as she is not set to fight for a world title.
On Tuesday, it was announced that Bosques (10-4-2, 2ko’s) will travel to Mexico and face three-time WBC Champion Mariana Juarez, February 6th, in Mexico City, Mexico, for Juarez’ WBC International female super flyweight title.
“I have a huge opportunity to fight one of the top-ranked super flyweights in the world and I am stoked,” Bosques said exclusively to JMB on Wednesday.
Juarez (41-8-4, 17ko’s) is coming off a 10-round split-decision draw against Vanesa Lorena Taborda back in October. Juarez was looking to defend her belt for the second straight time against the gritty Taborda.
The 35-year-old native of Santa Ursula, Tlaxcala, Mexico, Juarez aka “Barbie” turned pro back in 1998. She is a durable fighter and has only been stopped three times in her career, however, many questioned an early stoppage back in 2005 against Myung Ok Ryu, who was fighting in her native China.
Bosques is well aware of how durable Juarez is, and knows this is a huge opportunity for her career going forward.
“She’s (Juarez) a tremendous warrior and I’m honored to face her in her home country. This will be a great war – Mexico against Puerto Rico. “I’m looking forward to feeling the energy in that venue! I’ll work hard for the victory,” she added.
The title bout will be a 10-round affair.