Kim Clavel vs. Jessica Nery Plata Light Flyweight Title
Unification Showdown To Stream Live On ESPN+
WBC light flyweight world champion Kim Clavel will battle
WBA queen Jessica Nery Plata this Friday, Jan. 13, at Place
Bell in Laval, Canada. Clavel hopes to become the sportís
only Canadian-born unified world champion.
Clavel-Plata and undercard bouts will stream live and
exclusively in the U.S. on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
Clavel (16-0, 3 KOs) won the Pat Tillman Award for Service
at the 2020 ESPY Awards after putting her boxing career on
hold to return to nursing during the start of the COVID-19
pandemic. She came back in July 2020, shutting out Natalie
Gonzalez over eight rounds inside the MGM Grand Bubble.
Clavel dominated long-reigning champion Yesenia Gomez last
July to win the WBC title, seizing her first world title
opportunity. Clavel and Plata were scheduled to fight in
December, but Clavel had to withdraw with the flu. Plata
(28-2, 3 KOs), from Mexico City, won her world title last
March with a split decision over Argentinaís Yesica Bopp.
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