Four of the Beltway's female boxers will be in action in the next few months. We already know about the pro debut of flyweight Tyrieshia "Baby Girl" Douglas on Saturday, August 4 on the Babie Girl Productions card at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. Also on that card, DC heavyweight Kaelan Hollon (2-0) will be in a four-round rematch against Kasondra Hardnett (1-4) of Columbus, OH. Hollon won a four-round majority decision on the last Babie Girl card on March 10 at the Washington Convention Center.
Prior to that one will be the return of Manassas, VA super bantamweight "The Bolivian Queen" Jennifer Salinas who will appear on a "Rumble on the Rooftop" card on Saturday, July 28 at the EpiCentre in Charlotte, NC. Salinas (11-3, four KO's) has not fought since losing a 10-round unanimous decision to Jackie Nava for the interim WBC Super Bantamweight Championship on November 6, 2010 in Yucatan, Mexico. Since that bout, Salinas was involved in a Mexican, all-female boxing reality TV show and gave birth to a daughter, Jalia. Salinas will take on Angel "Non-Stop" Gladney of South Carolina (7-5-1, six KO's) in a six-round contest.
The big news, however, revolves around WIBA (Women's International Boxing Association) Middleweight champion Tori "Sho Nuff" Nelson of Ashburn, VA. The undefeated Nelson (6-0-1) will battle WBA Middleweight titleholder Teresa Perozzi of Warwick, Bermuda in a 10-round championship on October 12 in Bermuda. Both titles will be on the line along with the vacant WBC Middleweight title that Nelson recently held.
In an interesting situation, both Nelson and Perozzi both share a common opponent -- Lorissa Rivas. Both ladies defeated Rivas by 10-round split decisions to win the WBC and WBA titles respectively. Nelson vacated the WBC title earlier this year.