Jennifer Han Ready for next Title Defense
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Jennifer Han met the media yesterday to discuss her third title defense. The El Pasoan and IBF Featherweight World Champ (15-3-1) will put her belt on the line Friday, February 17th against Canadian challenger Olivia Gerula (18-16-2). The title fight will be the eighth for Gerula and she has previously held the WBC World Super Featherweight championship.
In addition, the card is packed with young Top Rank prospects, including Jose Felix and Jonathon Maicelo in the co-main event. The winner of that 10-round lightweight bout will have the inside track on a championship fight. Middleweight Esquiva Falcao (14-0, Brazil) who was a 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist will be part of the undercard. In addition, Jesse James Leija, Jr. (3-0, San Antonio), the son of former 2-Time world champion, Jesse James Leija and Arturo Marquez (5-0, Houston), the son of former U.S. Olympian and World Champion, Raul Marquez will both be fighting in a pair of junior welterweight bouts.
Tickets are priced at $100, $60, $40, $25 (plus ticket service fees) and are on sale now at the UTEP Ticket Center and all Ticketmaster outlets, including online at ticketmaster.com and by phone at 915-747-5234.