WBC back Alejandra Jiménez to return to big time boxing

WBC back Alejandra Jiménez to return to big time boxing

Published On Tuesday, June 9, 2020By Boxing News Now

The World Boxing Council in the corner of Alejandra Jiménez

The World Boxing Council will accompany boxer Alejandra Jiménez hand in hand throughout the process to return to big time boxing.

Alejandra “Tigre” Jiménez is a woman who has encountered great obstacles during her life and it was precisely boxing that led her to be a winner. She has a great history that motivates many to find meaning in life and work to achieve their goals and dreams.

Alejandra, who was the first Mexican to become a world heavyweight champion, transformed her life and managed to shed parcels of weight  to reach the super middleweight division. On January 10 of this year, she defeated champion Franchon Cruz Dezurn in Texas. Days later, the very unfortunate notification from VADA arrived indicating that one of the anti-doping tests carried out through the Clean Boxing Program had been positive. The test yielded an adverse finding for Stanozolol, so the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (“TDLR”) suspended Alejandra Jimenez for 90 days and declared the bout a “ No Decision.”

The World Boxing Council will work with Alejandra directly to seek her absolute reintegration into boxing.

We have several success stories in which boxers’ careers have managed to rebound after a stumble, one of them is David “Bandera Roja” Benavidez. The WBC worked intensively together with Benavidez and his team to return and today he is a proud world super middleweight champion.

“Alejandra is a very special person and she has the unconditional support of the World Boxing Council and the Sulaiman family. I trust her and I will personally be very aware of this process so that she will contest for the WBC world championship very soon, ”commented Mauricio Sulaiman, President of the WBC.

“Alejandra is a person who has defeated adversity in her private life and in boxing, I am sure she will come out of this situation with her hand held aloft.”