After a year and 8 month layoff, Jackie Nava is back

 

Saturday night, May 24, 2014, it will be Jackie “La Princesa Azteca” Nava (l) taking on Alys “La China” Sanchez (r) at the Municipal Stadium in Tijuana for the Interim WBA Female Super Bantamweight Title.

Saturday night, May 24, 2014, it will be Jackie “La Princesa Azteca” Nava (l) taking on Alys “La China” Sanchez (r) at the Municipal Stadium in Tijuana for the Interim WBA Female Super Bantamweight Title.

La Princesa Azteca is back! The former WBA Female Bantamweight and WBC Female Super Bantamweight Champion, Jacqueline Nava Mouett, a heroine of the highest magnitude in the city of Tijuana and for that matter all of Mexico, will be returning to the ring Saturday night, May 24, 2014 to face Alys Sanchez at the Municipal Auditorium in Tijuana. The 34 year-old had taken a leave of absence to have her first child, Frida Mendoza Nava.

With a record of 28-4-3, 12 KOs, Nava is best known for being the first ever Women’s  WBC Champion. Her opponent on Saturday night in this 10 rounder, is 27 year-old Alys “La China” Sanchez (12-1-1, 4 KOs) of Venezuela. The ladies will be fighting for the Interim WBA Female Super Bantamweight Title. By fight time, Nava will have been away from the competition for a full year and eight months.

In Nava’s last bout, on August 18, 2012, she beat Lisa Brown in her third defense of the WBA Female Super Bantamweight Title. In Sanchez’s last bout, she lost a narrow, split decision to 26 year-old Costa Rican Carolina Arias (9-0, 4 KOs) at the Sports City Gym, Hatillo, San Jose, Costa Rico.

 

Nava’s boxing exploits

April 2004, Nava won the Mexican National Super Bantamweight Championship by knocking out Ofelia Dominguez.

 

On Feb. 28, 2005, Nava won her first world title, the WBA Female Bantamweight Championship by beating Martha Leticia Arevalo by TKO in the 7th round.

 

On May 5, 2005, Nava became the first ever WBC Female Champion when she beat Leona Brown to win the Inaugural WBC Female Super Bantamweight Championship.

 

On September 16, 2007 she beat Donna Biggers to win the Interim WBC Female Super Bantamweight Championship.

 

May 19, 2014

Versión promo del tema que Sergio y Javier Jacobo compusieron a Jackie Nava, La Princesa Azteca.

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Jim Wyatt, a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, has written weekly sports features for several Military newspapers, WCKMuayThai.com, SportofBoxing.com and Examiner.com as their San Diego Boxing Examiner. He was one of the four "Wise Guys" who predicted winning football selections versus the Vegas spreads. Some of the people he enjoyed meeting: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, WWF Wrestler Lita, LaDainian Tomlinson, Nate Kaeding and Darren Bennett of the Chargers, Tony Gwynn and Jake Peavy of the Padres, soccer stars Shannon MacMillan and Julie Foudy, Mixed Martial Artists Cris Cyborg, Junior Dos Santos, the Nogueira brothers plus the many great people involved in boxing and Muaythai.