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Border News Translations: Women's Boxing; 1 in 4 Baja Homes Headed by Mother
TIJUANA (SanDiegoRED, by Omar Millán) – On the night of April 16, Jackie Nava Tijuanense not only faced a great opponent in Boca del Río, Veracruz, but also fought against powerful television and commentators willing to minimize everything that she did. She still beat Mexican Ana Maria Torres, protected by Televisa company during the past two years with her bouts of stellar form; but the three judges gave the contest equal scores of 95-95. It was a draw with the taste of triumph, said in interview Nava. “I accept that the first rounds were very tight, but I won more than half of the match. She knows, the people know”. The Super Tijuanense, who is acting bantamweight (122 pounds) champion World Boxing Council (CMB), complained about the apparent favoritism of the chroniclers of Televisa during the transmission. They only praised the work of Torres, monarch of supermosca weight (115 pounds) of the CMB. During this match, none of the two boxers were in game titles and agreed to compete at 120 pounds. Nava (24-3-3-11 knockouts) and Torres (24-3-3-14 knockouts), both 31, said April 16 was one of the most memorable women’s fights in the history of boxing in Mexico. It was also the highest-rated televised fight of women. Televisa announced that the battle was seen by at least 25 million viewers in Mexico. Ten rounds were exciting, from beginning to end. The two best boxers of the country, owners of refined techniques, gave all their heart. They drove courageously when the body, or fists, seemed unresponsive to the brain. The speed and surprising combinations of Nava were disconcerting during the entire match for Torres, who based her match on strength and accurate jabs, at times balanced the battle. “Without a doubt, it has been the best match of my career and also demanded my best preparation," explained the Tijuanense. Training was at the ceremonial center Otomí, in Toluca, along with her team that has seen a decade of professional boxing. But in addition, she said, she had the support of the former triple world champion, Tijuanense Érik “Terrible” Morales, who not only offered her space in the gym where he trained for his fight against the Marcos Maidana of Argentina, but also made mittens with her and gave her tactical and technical advice on how to face to Torres. The tie, however, gave rise to a call for rematch, which is already being negotiated, said Nava. It is possible that it will be in September as venues are shuffling between the cities of Mexico, Cancun and Tijuana. So far, the boxer said she will rest a couple of weeks and then begin jogging and lightly training at the gym, and is likely to make the World Championship before the rematch.
TIJUANA (El Mexicano by Lucía GÓMEZ SÁNCHEZ) - The Census of population and housing 2010 confirmed that one of every four bajacalifornianos household families is headed by the mother. This was according to Carlos Flores Vazquez, secretario de Desarrollo Social en Baja California He noted the average number of children per mother is three because the population rate has been maintained, but the number of dependents remains a major challenge for a person who raises a family alone. The majority of women who have raised their children are working in the maquiladora industry or service shops, he said. Flowers Vázquez referred to this new scenario where the woman plays a different role, with greater responsibility for their children, in addition it denotes a social problem that creates a need to strengthen the social fabric by making use of programs such as schools for parents.
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