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Han Opponent Changed, Will Fight #6 Silgado Next Friday Night

Lillian Martinez’ is out as the challenger for Jennifer Han’s World Featherweight title on Friday, April 29th at Southwest University Park. Martinez, 20-15, of the Dominican Republic and the #3 World ranked contender, failed to appear at a visa interview this week, prompting the IBF (International Boxing Federation) to turn to the next available contender.

She is being replaced by #6 World Ranked, Calista Silgado, 14-5-3 of Columbia.

“Once Martinez missed her appointment, we couldn’t get her rescheduled until the week of the fight,” explained event producer Lester Bedford. ” There’s no way the IBF was going to take the risk of getting Martinez here in time for the fight, so they ordered the next available contender to take her place.

Silgado immediately took the opportunity. She’s been living and training in Florida and already has her visa. Everything is set and she will be in El Paso on Monday with a great opportunity in front of her.”

According to Bedford, this is not necessarily a good break for Han. “Now Jennifer is facing a fighter with a better record and one that has fought in two previous world title fights. Even though Martinez was rated higher, Silgado has a better resume and looks to be a more difficult fight.”

FIGHT WEEK SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 26

WOLVES DEN GYM (1010 Wall St., El Paso)

2:00 PM…Calista Silgado Media Workout

2:45 PM…Jennifer Han Media Workout

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

SOUTHWEST UNIVERSITY PARK (field level)

2:00 PM…Media Conference

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

SOUTHWEST UNIVERSITY PARK

1:00 PM…Weigh-Ins paper work begins

2:00 PM…Boxers step on Scale to weigh

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

SOUTHWEST UNIVERSITY PARK

FIGHT DAY

5:30 PM…Media Doors Open

6:00 PM…Public Doors Open

7:00 PM…First Fight

9:30 PM…Estimated time of Han vs Silgado World Featherweight Championship

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