Jeddah — The British-Somali Ramla Ali made history in Saudi Arabia on Saturday as she won the first international female boxing match in the Kingdom.
Ramla defeated her Dominion opponent Crystal Garcia Nova on Saturday here.
The 32-year-old Ramla Ali, whose weight is 55.6kg, defeated Crystal Garcia Nova, 55.7kg, in the first-round KO in a very “short match,” which did not even last for more than one minute.
It is noteworthy that the first female boxing match in the Kingdom was a part of the opening activity ahead of the main event of the ‘Rage on The Red Sea.’
Earlier, Ramla Ali said that Saudi Arabia is becoming a very progressive country with more women in the sport.
“I think there are going to be so many great things and so many amazing athletes coming from this country,” she told Saudi Gazette.
Ramla Ali has also done a supportive initiative in Jeddah, as she conducted sparring matches between her and about 40 Saudi boxers to speed the game in the Saudi women community.