WBO Jr. Lightweight Female Champion Ewa Brodnicka (17-0, 2KO) will face former unified champion Edith Soledad Matthysse (16-10-1, 1KO).
This contest will take place on October 4 in Hala Sportowa, Czestochowa, Poland.
The 35-year old fighter from Poland is one of the reasons the division is exciting. She will be making her fourth title defense since winning the belt in 2018. She was elevated to full champion when German Ramona Kuehne vacated the title in 2018 to make the move to lightweight.
The all-action aggressive style of the champion will undoubtedly make this a very good fight to watch.
Matthysse, age 38, is a very tough competitor with a deceiving record. She brings an overwhelming amount of experience to the table.
The tough Argentinian has shared the ring with some of the best in the business. That list features Jackie Nava, Marcela Eliana Acuna, Yazmin Rivas and Jelena Mrdjenovich. This experience should prove valuable going into a fight against a challenger coming of a two fight win streak.
Brodnicka has never fought outside of Poland. Also, she was part of the support team for Tomas Adamek when he fought Jarrell Miller back in 2018.
Matthysse, is the sister to former WBA “regular” welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse. Additionally, her claim to fame was when she defeated Mrdjenovich in 2015 by a highly unlikely unanimous decision to become the unified Jr. Lightweight champion. She would go on to lose the immediate rematch.
This has the makings of an exciting fight, as both women have that aggressive, come-forward style and finish every combination with a body shot.
This women division is deep with mouth watering unification match-up possibilities.
Hopefully, as the year closes, we will see at least one take place to provide some clarity.