Alma Ibarra she was very close to making history and equaling a record set by Canelo Álvarez and being the first Mexican boxer to win all the belts in her division; nevertheless, in a very dramatic way, he decided to withdraw from the fight against Jessica McCaskillin which the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring welterweight titles were at stake.
After the third round and before going out to the fourth, mwhile his trainer put on his mouth guardthe Pan American bronze medalist in Guadalajara 2011 she implored him not to force her out: “Nope! No, no, I just want to get home alive”Told him.
After a bit of insistence from her coach, the boxer’s decision was respected and the referee decreed the victory of McCaskillwho undisputed champion in the category since 2020.
Something worth mentioning is that, although the American was being superior, the Mexican also landed several power shots and still looked dangerous for the champion; however, the decision was made and with this result the monarch extended her record to 12-2-0 with five wins by KO; while Ibarra stayed at 10-2-0, with five wins by way of chloroform.
Alma Ibarra, a true fighter in real life
It is worth remembering that the life of the Mexican boxer has not been easy, since she is a single mother and for years she has raised her voice to fight against gender violence and femicide in her country.
But perhaps the most bitter episode of his life was suffered in 2020, when he was the victim of a virtual kidnapping and extortion in Veracruz, which caused him to miss the Tokyo Olympics and to stay away from the ring for a year.
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