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Kim Clavel-Jessica Nery Plata unification bout postponed due to flu

ESPN
ESPN
 2022-11-30

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The junior flyweight unification fight between WBC champion Kim Clavel and WBA titlist Jessica Nery Plata set for Thursday in Laval, Canada, has been postponed after Clavel came down with the flu, her promoter tweeted Tuesday evening.

The fight was set to be the first title defense for both women. Clavel beat Yesenia Gomez by unanimous decision in July and Plata defeated Yesica Bopp in March.

It was a matchup that could have provided more clarity in the junior flyweight division. The 32-year-old Clavel (16-0, 3 KO) is ranked No. 2 in the division by ESPN; the 28-year-old Plata (28-2, 3 KO) is No. 5 in ESPN's junior flyweight rankings.

Both fighters had been in Canada and participating in fight week activities when Clavel got sick.

It's unclear at this point when the two may end up fighting -- Clavel's promoter, Yvon Michel, did not offer details of when it could take place but said on Twitter he hoped to have more details Wednesday.

Whenever the fight does happen, it will bring the division closer to unification. Yokasta Valle won the WBO and IBF titles on Saturday by defeating Evelin Bermudez by unanimous decision.

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