The boxing world has been abuzz this week with the announcement of The Ring Magazine’s decision to have MMA women’s champion Ronda Rousey grace it’s cover in its next issue. The move itself to have Rousey on the was a brilliant decision for the magazine because it garnered so much attention and whether that attention was positive or negative it got people talking.
One of those people is Argentinean women’s WBC super lightweight champion “La Pantera” Erica Anabella Farias (22-1, 10 KO’s). Farias questions Rousey wanting to fight retired pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather and issues a challenge for Rousey to fight her instead.
“The prestigious US magazine (The Ring) decided to put the ring on its top MMA champion Ronda Rousey. It’s a very Controversial decision considering how many great boxers deserving landing on the magazine cover before her,” said Farias via social media. “The Yankee defies Floyd Mayweather but remember that if you want to be the world champion you will have to face me. The lightweight and super lightweight world champion of the WBC is in Argentina !!! I wait for you.”
Farias continued, “Ronda is a bird that fights in a cage. I am a panther that fights in the ring!”
Farias as well as any other fighters would be a good test for Rousey to see if she is the real deal and can hang with the top fighters in women’s boxing. Should Rousey make the move would she want to gradually step to the top fighters?
Since turning pro in July of 2009, Farias has fought and beat some of the best names in women’s boxing including Melissa Hernandez. She suffered her first loss of her career in 2014 and since then has come back to win her following three fights including a split decision over Alejandra Marina Oliveras.