El Paso Boxer Jennifer Han Ready for IBF World Title Shot [AUDIO]
Jennifer Han has prepared a long time for a chance to win a world championship. On Saturday night, the El Paso boxer will finally get her long awaited chance. Han (11-3-1) will challenge Nigerian Helen Joseph (12-2-1) for the IBF Featherweight Championship in the Main Event at the El Paso County Coliseum. The fight is part of a big local boxing card being billed as "History in the Making" from Wera Promotions. In addition to the Han-Joseph title fight, Hector Macho Camacho Jr., Antonio Escalante, and Arturo Mijares will also box on the undercard.
The 31-year old did have an earlier title shot last March, but a controversial majority decision loss to Ji-Hye Woo in Haenam, South Korea left a bad taste in her mouth. Han knew she dominated Woo in that fight, which was for the International Female Boxers Association Featherweight Championship. However, Saturday night's title shot against Joseph is for the one of boxing's three major belts, and is widely considered to be a much more prestigious world championship. What makes this fight so difficult is that Joseph's camp sent only one round of video to Han's team, so she has very little tape to help her prepare. Last Friday, Han took a break from her training and joined Sportstalk for an in-depth interview to discuss the huge opportunity to fight for a world's title.