HOLLY HOLM GETS A NEW OPPONENT FOR DEC. 7
Press Release: Fresquez Productions announced Myriam Lamare (20-3, 10 KOs), has withdrawn from her scheduled December 7th world title fight against three-division champion Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm (31-2-3, 9 KOs). Lamare suffered a shoulder injury. Australia's Diana Prazak (11-1, 7 KOs) has replaced Lamare as Holm's opponent for their ten-round IBA and WBF light welterweight bout in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "Lamare sent us X-rays and medical records of her injured shoulder," promoter Lenny Fresquez explained.
"It's frustrating because we've already spent a lot of money promoting Holm vs. Lamare II but we're fortunate to have a great fighter like Diana Prazak step-up to fight the best pound-for-pound women's fighter in the world, Holly Holm. Diana deserves a lot of credit for accepting that big challenge and I know she's coming to pull off an upset of Holly."
Now fighting out of Los Angeles, Prazak will be moving up in weight to fight Holm, a natural welterweight who is dropping back down to light welterweight for this fight only. In her last fight, Prazak defended the WIBA super featherweight title she won in 2011 with a unanimous decision win over Fatuma Aarika (24-5-1). Prazak will be fighting outside of her native Australia for only the second time having won a six-round decision from Lucia Larcinese earlier this year in Staten Island, New York
The 31-year-old, newly married Holm (31-2-3, 9 KOs) has defeated a virtual Who's Who list of champion woman boxers, from the 140 through 154-pound weight classes, including Lamare, Ann Sophie Mathis, Christy Martin, Mary Jo Sanders, Mia St. John, Jane Couch, Duda Yankovich and Chevelle Hallback (twice).
Supporting fights showcasing local boxers will feature light welterweight Matthew "Champ" Baca (1-0, 1KO) vs. Derek Perez (pro-debut) in a four-round bout, female light welterweight Victoria "La Reina de la Guerra" Cisneros (6-13-2, 2 KOs) vs. TBA, bantamweight Raymond "Hollewood" Montez (5-2, 3 KOs) vs. Tony Valdez (6-6-3, 6 KOs) in a eight-round rematch, Jason Sanchez makes his pro debut in a four-round fight vs. featherweight Gene Perez (1-0), plus Manny Rocca and Cris Leyva (1-0) battle in a four-round opening bout.