12.04.05 - By Jim Amato: Promoter Bob Arum announced that Christy Martin and Lucia Rijker will finally meet on July 30th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Each boxer will be guaranteed $250,000. The winner will get an additional $750,000. This bout should have taken place years ago but I guess it's better late then never..
I would have picked Rijker a few years ago and I'll stick with Lucia now. She is the better technical fighter. Christy might be a little stronger but I believe her best days are behind her. You can never count Christy out though because she is as game as they come. Plus you're talking about a million dollars here. Add in the fact that neither one is really that fond of the other and they both have a tremendous amount of pride.
Well as you can see both boxers should be highly motivated. It should be an interesting and exciting fight.