Chevelle Hallback has not had a boxing match since June 2008 when she defeated Jeannine Garside and claimed the IFBA lightweight crown. March 26, she will face Holly Holm, a fighter who she has met before, but this time hopes to defeat.
“My first fight with Holly was one of my worst performances for date,” Chevelle admitted. “I didn’t do anything in that fight but pretty much follow her the whole night. Holly is in superb shape and does very well keeping her opponent at bay. Other than ring rust and not being prepared for fighting at such a high altitude my major mistake was to follow her around the ring the whole night. Holly is very tough because the one good punch I was able to hit her with shook her up, but she came back stronger. She is a very conditioned, technical and disciplined fighter and that type of fighter will give anyone problems- and to top it all off, she’s left handed!
You will see a VERY different fight this time around with Holly…I’ve not been in the ring in a while, but this time,” she continued, “ I have enough time to prepare…I believe when I am in superb shape there is not one female fighter out there in my weight class or above my weight class that can beat me.”