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Ferreira vs Lescano Prediction: A New Era In Women’s Boxing



Katie Taylor's IBF lightweight title will be up for grabs on April 27 as Beatriz Ferreira faces Yanina Lescano in Liverpool. This is an unusual fight that deserves more attention from the boxing community. Here is our Ferreira vs Lescano prediction.

Ferreira vs Lescano Prediction: Fighting for a World Title After 4 Bouts

Beatriz Ferreira Preview

The 31-year-old Brazilian made her professional debut only a year and a half ago, but her reputation from her amateur years helped her to reach her first championship match in record time.

Few people know that she won the silver Olympic medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, making history for her nation. She also won the 2019 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships and the Moscow Military World Games in 2019. When you look at her international record, it truly is mad impressive.

Nevertheless, it is quite shocking to see her challenge for a world title after only four professional fights. It makes it seem like women's boxing is not very competitive nowadays.

This is also likely to be her only appearance in pro boxing this year as she is also preparing for the 2024 Paris Olympics. She has made it clear that she aims to win this world championship and contest for the gold Olympic medal.

Ferreira is known for her ultra-aggressive style and she always tries to overwhelm her opponents. So far, she got two knockouts in four wins.

Yanina Lescano Preview

Lescano is three years younger but has more experience in the professional ring. She never boxed for her nation, so she hasn't had a chance to feel the difference between the two levels of boxing.

The Argentinian enters the meeting after a convincing decision win over Pamela Elizabeth Benavidez (10:14:3) in December, and half a year earlier she suffered a similar loss against Caroline Dubois (9:0).

Originally, Ferreira was supposed to choose from a different pool of high-ranked fighters but since all declined, IBF called for this fight as Lescano was available.

Having won four of her last five outings, Lescano is not an opponent that can be neglected. Yet, she enters this contest as a massive underdog and bookies see no possible outcome in which she wins the title.

Beatriz Ferreira vs Yanina Lescano Prediction: Bookmakers Expect a Knockout, We Expect a Decision

While Lescano may be the more experienced fighter as a professional, Ferreira has been fighting at the amateur level since she was a child. It comes as no surprise that bookies consider her an undisputed favorite.

Nevertheless, Yanina Lescano has never been knocked out in her career. Ferreira will certainly be the more active fighter and she has a better chance at knocking Lescano out than any previous opponent.

Nevertheless, we believe that there is more value in the decision market and this is our official Ferreira vs Lescano prediction. This will be the first title match for both women and we expect it to go all the way.

Vlad is a former amateur MMA fighter. After a series of injuries, he found a different way to connect with the sport and its fanbase - through writing. He's been covering everything-UFC for over 5 years on various platforms and has been part of the team at NYFights since early 2022.