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McMahon: I am up against the best of the World in Thursday World title shot

Christina McMahon  is relishing the chance to take on ‘the best in the World’ as she bids to win a second World title in America Thursday night.

‘Lightning’ claimed the WBC Interim bantamweight World title with victory over local favourite Catherine Phiri in Zambia in May of this year.

She now takes a step up in weight and despite the fact Phiri was unbeaten prior to facing Ireland’s leading pro lady, McMahon believes she takes a significant step up in class when she challenges for the WBC super bantamweight title in Brooklyn New York on October 29.

Standing between McMahon and more World title glory is Alicia Ashley of Jamacia. Ashley has held numerous version of the World title and was once a custodian of the WBC strap before she lost to Jackie Nava in a unification clash.

At 48 the Jamaican is seven years the unbeaten McMahon’s senior, but Monaghan native is certainly an age is just a number advocate and believes she faces the World’s best tomorrow.

“She is four time World champion so I am up against the best in the World. I have always dreamt of fighting the best in the World and I am willing to take on the best in the World.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years