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Jennifer Han Faces Helen Joseph April 18 for IBF World Title

El Paso’s Sweetheart Jennifer Han Fights for World Title in Hometown

Earlier today a press release issued by Wera Promotions announced that El Paso’s Jennifer Han will face current International Boxing Federation (IBF) Inter-Continental Featherweight Champion Helen Joseph. The bout is scheduled to take place at the El Paso County Coliseum on Saturday April 18.

Joseph (12-2-1, 7KOs), a Ghanaian resident, has had 60% of her victories come by way of knockout. Her fight with Han will mark her second attempt at the IBF World Featherweight title. Last December she came up on short-end of a unanimous decision for the world title against Dahiana Santana.

The bout will mark the seventh time that Han (11-3-1) fights in the El Paso metropolitan area but her first world title fight of her career.

The press release quotes Escalante as saying, “April 18th will be a historic night for El Paso as only two El Pasoans have fought for a major world title and both attempts were unsuccessful. The future looks bright for El Paso fight fans as we anticipate to bring high-quality events that offer opportunities to regional fighters an entertaining fights to fight fans.”

In addition to the title bout, fans will see a loaded local card as in the co-main event Hector Camacho Jr. Mexico’s Arturo Mijares. Included on the undercard is former prospect Antonio Escalante of El Paso.

The card as of right now shapes up like this:

Main Event
IBF Featherweight World Title: Jennifer Han vs. Helen Joseph
Co-Main Event
8rds Hector Camacho Jr. vs. Arturo Mijares 163lbs
8rds Antonio Escalante vs. TBA
4rds Josue Garcia vs. Victor Silva 141lbs
4rds Timothy Meeks vs. TBA 170lbs
4rds Justine Venegas vs. TBA 115lbs
4rds Javier Nunez 0-4 vs. Fracis Benitez 0-1 145lbs
4rds Abraham Duran Pro debut vs. TBA
4rds Luis Zavala 1-0 vs. Gerardo Alva

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