The World Boxing Association (WBA) is looking to get into the streaming game in order to showcase young fighters across Latin America to the world.
The governing body will start broadcasting boxing cards on its official website with the first card taking place on March 15 in Barranquilla, Colombia. The card, titled "Fire in the Ring," is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET.
The WBA did not say which fights were going to be streamed on the card, but the event itself will feature a mix of professional and amateur bouts. There are going to be four amateur cards and on the pro side, a pair of title fights are going to take place, per the Barranquilla Mayor's website.
Originally one of these fights was going to be for the Colombia national women's featherweight title. Jennifer Rodriguez and Neysi Torres were set to fight for the title, but Torres reportedly suffered an injury to her right hand. Diana Ayala was supposed to replace Torres in the title bout, but she had to withdraw from the fight as she tested positive in a pregnancy test.
On the men's side, the Colombia national welterweight title will be defended by Jeovanis Barraza as he takes on Carlos Saenz. Colombia national super bantamweight champion Hugo Berrio will defend his title against Argel Berrio.
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