By Dairmuid Sherry
County Monaghan’s very own fighting woman Christina McMahon announced that she is to travel to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to challenge the WBC Super Flyweight Champion, Selina “Lobo” Munoz on March 12th. “Lobo” aka, “SheWolf” carries an impressive record of 45-1-2 (27KO) and is unbeaten in 9 years, however McMahon insists she is up for the challenge.
Speaking of Munoz, McMahon said,”She’s definitely the number 1 in division, she an ambassador of the WBC, and has the ambition of collection the record of having the most title defences, so that is the calibre I am up against.”
Even though Christina carries a record of only 7-1, she is a former European Champion in kickboxing, and has fought fought for a WBC World Title before, at Super Bantamweight, which is her only professional loss on her boxing record so far. McMahon believes boxing at a lower weight will give her a better opportunity to achieve her dream of becoming a champion, saying, “I’m a natural flyweight. 52kgs is my fighting weight, and this is the first time in the pro boxing game of getting a fair chance and fighting at my natural weight, so this motivates me even more.”
Christina has also been forced to travel in the past to secure fights. Previously she has fought in New York and as far-flung as Zambia, so fighting in Mexico will be a new, if not different challenge.
“I am going into the lions den, but that is not something new to me, I’ve fought abroad of my life. Am I fazed about having to go to Mexico? You would be silly if you weren’t a little bit, but I’m definitely up for and excited for the challenge. Sometimes the more somebody is known to be good.”
“I think it is going to be an excellent fight. The Mexicans know that my record doesn’t show the true me, and that they said that I am a dangerous fighter. They are expecting a mighty fight, and actually so am I, and I do come to win.”