WBC female super flyweight Champion Lupita Martinez, hasn’t been able to spend the Christmas holiday with her daughter and son, or enjoy a festive feast, because she’s been in a Spartan training camp, preparing to defend her title for the second occasion, this time against Irma “Torbellino” Garcia.
The two clash on February 3rd at Tec de Monterrey, Artizapan de Zaragoza, in the State of Mexico. At the weekly WBC presser on Tuesday, southpaw Irma who’s a serving Federal Police Officer, looked relaxed, fit and honed in the run up to her challenge. At today’s breakfast, in Hotel Geneve, Lupita ate sparsely and is in superb svelte defined physical shape.
In the true sporting spirit of women’s Boxing, with no “Turkey bone” to pick, Lupita said: “Irma is a great opponent. I respect and admire her, but up in the ring it’s an entirely different thing. Irma is a boxer rather than a fighter. She likes to use the whole ring, moving around a lot. My specific fight plan is NOT to fall into her game plan trap.
“I want to be a WBC Champion for a long time and there’s a lot at stake. I’ve not been able to spend the Christmas Holidays with my daughter and son, because I’ve been training for this. That’s how important it is for me and my family!”
Lupita Martinez fulfilled one of her greatest dreams last 2017, defying all the odds to unanimously defeat then world super flyweight champion, Zulina “Loba” Muñoz, who was trying to defend the belt for the eleventh time. She then overwhelmed and stopped her first challenger Carlota Santos.