World Boxing Organization (WBO) Bantamweight Champion, Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (Moreno Valley, California, 15-1-3, 4 KOs), will move up in weight when she faces Christina Ruiz (San Antonio, Texas, 6-4-2, 4 KOs) at the Finish Line Sports Grill on Oct. 6 in Pomona, it was recently announced.
West-Ruiz will be a 10-round bout for the vacant International Female Boxing Association (IFBA) Super Bantamweight Title.
The contest will be featured as the main event of the boxing card entitled, “KO Cancer – Boxing For The Cure,” presented by Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions, in association with Diamond’s Love Foundation and The Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The event was created to help the fight against cancer and to increase cancer awareness. West-Cruz will receive coverage from several outlets, including Verizon’s FOX International television channel, MundoFox, Ringside TV, and Fox Sports Radio.
Some notable women’s boxing match-ups featured on the undercard include Holly “Lil Bear” Lawson vs. Tammie “The Tasmanian Devil” Johnson and Katarina “Guantes” De La Cruz vs. Blanca Raymundo.
“I am going to have a lot of friends and family come out for my fight. My last few fights have been in Mexico, so it feels great to come home. I’m excited to make history as being the first world title fight to be featured on Sugar Shane Mosley’s professional card. Women do belong in the sport, fighting on the same cards with the men,” West said, in a released statement.
West will hold an open workout at 3:45 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley.
The workout will take place in the school gymnasium and is open to the general public.
Canyon Springs High School is located at 23100 Cougar Canyon Drive, Moreno Valley.
Ticket prices for the Oct. 6 event are $100 (VIP) and $50 and are available for purchase online by visiting http://knockingoutcancer.eventbrite.com or by calling Diamond’s Love Foundation at 909-622 9092.
The Finish Line Sports Grill is located at 2201 N. White Ave., Pomona.