Eva Wahlström: "Sanchez is just a little girl"
"We have studied her and we're working on a plan," says Sanchez. "I'd like to quote Mike Tyson on this one: Everybody's got a plan until they get punched in the face," responds Wahlström.
Women's WBC super featherweight world title will be on the line on 17th December as the Finnish champion Eva Wahlström (18–0–1) defends her championship belt against Argentinian Anahi Esther Sanchez (14–0–0). It's a clash between two unbeaten fighters, and it's likely going to be the hardest challenge Wahlström has faced.
Sanchez definitely seems confident of victory. While the Argentinian praises Wahlström as a "great champion" and sends her "humble greetings" to Finnish boxing fans, she does point out that she has never tasted defeat – even as an amateur.
"My preparations have been excellent. I will come to the fight in great condition," says Sanchez.
"It will be a tought fight, for sure. But there are many great fighters in Argentina, so all the fights here are hard. We have analyzed her well and we're working on a plan. I know that if I want to win anything, I'll have to win clearly and show that I am better. I will bring the title to my country."
Wahlström isn't impressed. When asked for a comment by Finnish media, Wahlström said that she "respects Sanchez as a fighter" but the challenger is out of her depth.
"She might be a fine boxer, but compared to me she's just a little girl," blasted Wahlström.
"And about that game plan of hers, I'd like to quote Mike Tyson on that one: Everybody's got a plan until they get punched in the face. So bring it on."
Wahlström vs. Sanchez part of the "All In" boxing event held in Hartwall Arena, Helsinki. The event will also host two other title fights, as Edis Tatli defends his EBU lightweight championship belt against Manuel Lancia and super middleweight prospect Niklas Räsänen takes on Mariano Hilario for the EU title.
Another co-feature is a battle of two heavyweights as Robert "The Nordic Nightmare" Helenius faces the seasoned veteran Gonzalo Omar Basile.
The event is promoted by Dominus Boxing Group and will be televised by Viaplay.
For more information please contact:
Pekka Mäki (manager, matchmaker)
Tel. +358 40 568 9939