(Photo - AliciaNapoleon.com)
Women's World Boxing Association (WBA) champion, Alicia "The Empress" Napoleon (10-1, 5 KOs) defeated Scotland's Hannah Rankin (5-2, 1 KO) by unanimous decision in a ten round bout on Saturday night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The fight, which was on the ten fight undercard of Andre Berto's victory over Devon Alexander, was fought after the main event as most fans walked out of the arena and members of the media flocked to the post-fight press conference. The fight did not begin until just before 11:00 PM EST.
Napoleon, who is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, did not hold back her displeasure with the scheduling of her bout. Her ten round title fight was pushed to the back of a card that featured two four round and three eight round fights. When asked about the scheduling of her bout, Napoleon had this to say: “It’s typical of how women are treated in boxing. But we were the best fight of the night, for sure.”