Apr 12, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; A general view of the ring before the WBO World Welterweight Championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena between Timothy Bradley Jr. (not pictured) and Manny Pacquiao (not pictured). Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jillian Lybarger makes pro debut

As junior flyweight champion Kenia Enriquez and other veterans one week, several competitors will step into the ring for their first pro fight, including Jillian “Justice” Lybarger.

The win sister of Jocelyn Lybarger, Jillian Lybarger announced on her Facebook that she would make her professional boxing debut on the Thursday, Sept. 4 in an event headlined by Enriquez taking on the veteran Mayela Perez. Lybarger will face national champion Haley Pasion, who will also be making her pro debut.

There seems to be a transition in female competitors taking up the Sweet Science. The Nordic Women’s Coliseum Boxing event earlier this month had several MMA fighters and kickboxers perform well in their boxing matches.

While Lybarger isn’t the first MMA fighter to make the transition to boxing, stepping into the ring and having a good run at pro could not only lead her to a shot at a championship, but also help her in her mixed martial arts career.

Although some fighters get some striking training in with her grappling, not many female fighters have a polished boxing background and the ones that do, have a lot of success. This gives Lady Justice something to add to her skill set and her next opponent might make the mistake of trying to trade with her.

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