Monaghan super-flyweight Christina McMahon will fight for the WBA World title at Dublin's National Stadium in December, after an arduous battle with rival governing body the WBC.
McMahon was suspended by the WBC via Facebook chat in August - this after publicly revealing the shambolic anti-doping procedures which followed her hugely controversial WBC title defeat to Mexican champion Zulina Munoz last March. McMahon felt obliged to tell her story after five months of unmet promises by the WBC that she would be granted the opportunity to avenge her 'defeat' on home soil.
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For now, however, McMahon can forget her battle with the WBC, and will instead fight Peruvian Linda Laura Lecca for the WBA world title at the same weight on December 3rd.
FS Promotions will run the first ever professional world championship fight to be hosted in Ireland, and the atmosphere at the National Stadium on South Circular Road promises to be electrifying.
28-year-old Lecca is a veteran of 16 officially-sanctioned professional contests (and four on a television show in Mexico from 2012, where she fought fellow female stars at her weight for prize money). 'La Princesa Inca' was upgraded to WBA World super-flyweight champion from Interim status earlier this year, fighting Venezuelan Carolina Alvarez to a draw in her first defence and therefore retaining the full belt.
She will arrive in Ireland to face McMahon with 12 official victories, two draws and two defeats to her name.
Undefeated lightweight prospect Paul Hyland Jnr will also feature in his 14th professional contest in what promises to be a mouth-watering night of action in Dublin.