World Boxing Council chiefs announced a sanctioned WBC silver welterweight title clash this week amid plans to discuss transgender boxing.
Florian Marku vs Miguel Parra Ramírez
Boxxer-promoted welterweight Florian Marku (11-0-1, 7 KO’s) has made a home for his boxing career in the UK, becoming a hot prospect.
Marku will face the Mexican Miguel Parra Ramírez (21-2-1, 14 Ko’s). The fight happens at the Air Albania Stadium in Tirana, Albania.
The World Boxing Council Silver Welterweight title is at stake on August 25.
Grant Smith trains the Albanian Fighter in Sheffield. He will be looking to fill his home country’s 20,000+ capacity football stadium.
Parra Ramírez had only boxed outside of Mexico once, in the United States in May 2019, when he defeated David Morales at the Tucson, Arizona Convention Center.
World Boxing Council on Transgender Boxing
The participation of transgender people in combat sports is a controversial topic.
It’s argued that transgender women have an unfair advantage over cisgender women in competitive sports and may endanger them due to differences in human physiology and that transgender hormone therapies do not sufficiently reverse these differences.
Another opinion sector argues that medically prescribed puberty blockers and estrogen suppress testosterone levels and reduce muscle mass in transgender women, reducing potential competitive advantage.
The WBC values are loyalty, fairness, integrity, and fairness. We elevate boxing and protect the health and well-being of all boxers as our number one priority. But we are committed to protecting human rights, eradicating discrimination, and helping those who need it most. We believe that boxing is for everyone.
At our next annual Convention, transgender boxing will be one of the main topics discussed.
Stevenson vs Conceicao
Finally, Newark, New Jersey fighter Shakur Stevenson will return home as a world champion. He defends his WBC super featherweight title on Friday, September 23, against Robson Conceição, at the Prudential Center, home of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.
Stevenson won the Green and Gold Belt by defeating Mexican Óscar Valdez via decision in April at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Stevenson conducted the fight with intelligence, speed, and precision, beating Valdez in an exemplary fashion.
On the other hand, Brazilian Robson Conceição defeated Xavier Martínez by a unanimous decision after ten rounds. It was a WBC eliminatory duel in January at the “Hard Rock Hotel & Casino” in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Stevenson vs. Conceição is a Top Rank promotion. Tickets starting at $50 are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. It will air on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. m. pt.