San Francisco's Raquel "Pretty Beast" Miller (9-0, 4 KOs) battles Mexico's Alma Ibarra (7-0, 4 KOs) in a ten-round bout for the vacant interim WBA junior middleweight title on Saturday, November 23rd, at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The event promoted by GYM Promotions in association with DiBella Entertainment, is headlined by IBF junior middleweight champion Marie Eve Dicaire (16-0) defending her title for the third time against Ogleidis Suarez (29-3-1, 13 KOs), of Venezuela. The winner of Miller-Ibarra will become a highly attractive adversary to face Dicaire in a future title clash.
Miller (pictured) will be competing in the 154-pound weight class for the first time in her four years as a professional. Fighting for the third time in 2019, Miller returns to battle following a seventh-round stoppage of Erin Toughill on May 18th. Prior to that, she swept all scorecards in taking a six-round unanimous decision versus Ashleigh Curry on February 28th.
Miller turned professional in May 2016, following an acclaimed amateur career. She was a 2012 National champion, a silver medalist at the 2012 Women's World Championships, and a 2012 Olympic Team Alternate. She also won the Colorado Springs Golden Gloves tournament in 2013 and won gold at the National Police Athletic League tournament in 2014.
The 31-year-old Ibarra is coming off of her career-best victory, a fifth-round stoppage of Paty Ramirez on March 20th in Aguascalientes, Mexico. This will be her first professional bout outside of Mexico.