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Ramla Ali, a refugee from Somalia who began her boxing career in the UK, suffered the first defeat of her professional career in stunning fashion on Saturday night’s undercard when Mexico’s Alejandra Guzman knocked her out with a thunderous left counter at the 42-second mark of the eighth round in their junior featherweight bout.
Gonzalez twice floored Ali – a former Olympian, well-known fashion model and human-rights activist whose story is an inspirational one – in the fight to deny her a chance to fight Yamileth Mercado for her WBC belt at 122lbs. Ali, who went off as an overwhelming minus-1800 favorite with the oddsmakers in Saturday’s fight, falls to 8-1 (2 KOs) overall, while Guzman improves to 13-2-2 (7 KOs).
Written by Bryan Armen Graham
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2023/jun/17/regis-prograis-v-danielito-zorrilla-wbc-junior-welterweight-championship-live under the title “Regis Prograis v Danielito Zorrilla: WBC junior welterweight championship – live”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.