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Saccurato fights for LWC belt
In her toughest fight to date, Saccurato will face WBC World Champion Jessica Rakoczy (27-2,
10KO's) in a 10 round showdown in Rakoczy's backyard, the Tachi Palace Hotel and
Casino in LeMoore, CA.
Saccurato is used to fighting on the road, with her biggest victory coming last November when she defeated WBC Lightweight Champion Jelena Mrdjenovich in her hometown of Edmonton, Canada for the interim WBC championship. Saccurato later vacated her WBC title to fight Holly Holm in an historic bout, the first time there has been a women's match placing 6 World Championship titles on the line. Now she looks to regain her WBC Lightweight Championship.
Sacccurato states "It is definitely harder winning a fight in someone else's hometown. You
just pray that the decision is fair, and when you do win, it just makes the victory all that
much sweeter. While Rakoczy has much more experience than myself, we are both ranked
in the top two in the world."
What makes this fight especially unique is the fact that Saccurato will have an all-female
corner including her partner, former US National light welterweight boxing champion
Angel Bovee as well as WIBA junior featherweight champion Melissa Hernandez and GUB
junior welterweight champion Belinda Laracuente.
Sacccurato states , "While Angel is always in my corner, this is the first time we have tried this particular team as my coaches and corner. I love the compatibility we all share and to have three female champions behind me, makes us not just unique, but unstoppable in the ring! In my corner I don't have to worry about any ego clashes, we are all there for the same purpose, to grow personally and professionally and to advance women's boxing. Women's boxing needs these types of excellent fights to help it gain spectator support and more visibility worldwide. "
Saccurato is fortunate enough to train with world re-known Sports Performance Specialist
Juan Carlos Sananta, CEO of the Institute of Human Performance in Boca Raton. She also
receives tremendous Nutrition support from Champion Nutrition. Since elite women boxers make less than 1% of their male counterparts, Saccurato has to work full-time as a sports performance specialist at Performax Physical Therapy in Hawthorne, NY and trains full-time. Saccurato trains out of the famed Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, NY as well as LA Boxing in Mamaroneck, NY. Saccurato has made the ultimate comeback, originally using boxing to help recover from a tragic car accident that was supposed to take her life, back in 1995. She views everyday as a gift and inspires others to never give up on their dreams. She works to help increase the opportunities, marketibility, salaries, training opportunities, and spectator support for women's boxing.
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