Former World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight champion Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley will get the opportunity to regain her title on Thursday, October 29 at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York, when she takes on Republic of Ireland’s Christina ‘Lightning’ McMahon over 10 rounds. The fight had been originally scheduled for last month, but was postponed because of some concerns of the New York State Athletic Commission, with the supporting fights on the card. The word out of New York yesterday was “all is set, and we are ready to go”. The fight will be for the title left vacant by Jackie Nava, who defeated Ashley on September 6 last year in Mexico. Since then, Nava also won the World Boxing Association title in the same weight class, and has been declared a Super champion. She, therefore, vacated the WBC title, and this is what Ashley and McMahon will be fighting for on October 29. Anxious to get in the ring Ashley told The Gleaner yesterday that she was very disappointed when the fight was postponed last month, but “very happy that it is going to take place now”. She then added, ” I have even more of an incentive to put on a good fight now, and I am enjoying every minute of training for this fight. It is a year since I have fought and I am really anxious to get back into the ring and regain my title. I love being world champion.” Ashley goes into the ring with a 22-10-1 record with four knockouts while her opponent has a 7-0 record with three knockouts. Both boxers are known for their speed, and indications are that it will be a classic boxing match between two smart fighters, who are blessed with exceptional boxing skills.
bayleyBecky LynchHell in a CellSasha Banks First Published: September 30, 2019, 1:54 PM IST Back from her long hiatus, Sasha Banks has locked in a contract extension with WWE. According to a report in Fightful that cited multiple sources, the four-time Raw Women’s Champion recently signed a new extension with the wrestling company.However, the length and financial details of the contract are unknown. The Fightful report further stated that a source said the extension came around the time she returned to television in August. For Sasha Banks, 2019 has proved to be a tumults year. At the beginning of the year, she came up short against Ronda Rousey at the Royal Rumble, but things turned around for her as she became one half of the first WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions alongside Bayley. However, they lost the title at WrestleMania 35 and Banks mysteriously disappeared for a number of months, only recently admitting she needed time away from the business to reassess her priorities.Speaking in the recent WWE Chronicle series, she dismissed rumours that she and Bayley had acted unprofessionally backstage after dropping the tag team titles and said that all she did was undress, put on her clothes, and walk out and stand with the fans and Bayley watching the main event that featured Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.On her return to WWE, Banks turned heel and attacked both Natalya and Becky Lynch, setting up a feud with Lynch that led to a match in Clash of Champions where Lynch retained her title through disqualifications. A rematch has been set for the two at Hell in a Cell. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.