Elena "Baby Doll" Reid (19-5-6, 5 KO's) will be looking to add to her Hall of Fame boxing career on February 27th, 2010, when she challenges current WBC super-flyweight champion Ana María "La Guerrera" Torres (20-3-2, 12 KO's) at the Laredo Civic Center in Laredo, Texas. The championship bout is scheduled for 10 x 2 minute rounds and will be televised on PPV in the United States and Televisa in Mexico, which is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world.
This border-town venue will be packed with American and Mexican fans alike, as they will come to witness one of America's finest challenge Mexico's current champion. The bout will mark Torres' fourth title defense, since winning the belt against Paulina Cardona of Colombia exactly one year ago. Torres' last title defense came four months before this scheduled bout, on Halloween, as she defeated Stephaney George of Guyana via third round TKO. It also marked the fifth consecutive bout that Torres won in her home country of Mexico.
One week prior to Torres' last win, on October 24th of last year, Reid also won a title bout via TKO in the third round. However, Reid's win over Masako Yoshida came during a mixed martial arts title fight in New Town, North Dakota. By winning the Sovereign Nations MMA flyweight title that night, Reid who is already a member of the Women's Boxing Hall of Fame, solidifed her place as one of the most accomplished and well-rounded combat athletes in the world. The Phoenix, Arizona native's career includes winning titles in the sports boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts.
In 1999, Reid became the Arizona State Kickboxing champion at age 17. One year later, she began her Hall of Fame boxing career, which includes winning both the WIBA and IFBA flyweight world titles. Then in October, she added the aforementioned Sovereign Nations MMA flyweight world title to her incredible combat résumé. In doing so, she became one of the few crossover athletes to hold world titles in both boxing and mixed martial arts. Now Reid, who is easily one of the most decorated boxers to make that transition and who many believe is also one the most technical boxers currently competing in mixed martial arts, will step back into the squared circle at the end of this month in search of her third world title in boxing. The sport that she has flourished in throughout the past decade.