The official weigh-in for Thursday night’s Women’s World Minimumweight championship unification clash between current IBF world champion Yokasta Valle and current WBO world champion Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen took place earlier today in San Jose, Costa Rica. The unification bout, the first of three unification bouts to be held this week throughout Women’s Boxing will headline a Golden Boy Promotions promoted card from the Cuidad Deportiva Heiner Ugalde and can be seen globally on digital subscription sports streaming network DAZN.
The Minimumweight limit for the bout is 105lbs. Both world champions Valle and Nguyen weighed in officially at 104lbs. Valle will have a hometown advantage in Costa Rica and will be making the sixth defense of the IBF world championship she won in August 2019 with a ten round split decision over Joana Pastrana. She will also have a significant experience edge over WBO champion Nguyen having had twenty-seven professional bouts compared to only five for Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen. Nguyen however, is unbeaten in those five bouts and will be making her the first defense of the WBO championship she won in October of last year with a ten round unanimous decision over Etsuko Tada.
*Weights for bouts on the undercard are unavailable as of this writing.
Valle vs. Nguyen takes place on Thursday, September 8th at the Cuidad Deportiva Heiner Ugalde in San Jose, Costa Rica. The bout can be seen on digital subscription sports streaming network DAZN beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT. (U.S. Times.) For more information about DAZN including schedules, list of compatible streaming devices, platforms, Smart TVs, availability around the world, local start times in your area, and to subscribe please visit: www.DAZN.com.
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