Alicia Napoleon scored a unanimous decision victory over Hannah Rankin to retain her World Boxing Association (WBA) World Female Super Middleweight Title at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale New York and was broadcast on FOX on the undercard of Andre Berto vs Devon Alexander.
The 10-round WBA championship fight was the first to be held in the Arenas history, with Napoleon saying after the fight “I can’t even find the words to describe how I’m feeling. It’s amazing. There’s still adrenaline flowing through me right now.”
The champion, Napoleon, came into the fight having won the title back in March – handing Femke Hermans her first defeat as a professional as Napoleon won a wide unanimous decision.
Napoleon showed her skill in this bout, as Rankin was very rugged and durable and came forward for the majority of the bout but Napoleon was able to keep her at bay with her excellent jab and use of distance and timing.
Napoleon has been hitting the news cycles more and more and getting headlines for being a very outspoken proponent of women health, boxing, and getting paid higher wages. She is turning into quite the star and a good ambassador of the WBA.