Jennifer Han ready for fourth title defense in December

Coach Burke gives Han a pep talk during her third title defense at the Don Haskins. (Photo Credit:Ruben Ramirez)

Jennifer Han is no stranger to defending her IBF World Featherweight Championship since winning the title in 2015 against Helen Joseph.

The native El Pasoan is an Irvin High School and UTEP graduate. She's known as El Paso's sweetheart and is loyal to the city, earning and defending her title locally every time.

Han has been successful in remaining the champion and keeping her belt in title defenses against Calixta Salgado at Southwest University Park in April 2016;Liliana Martinez in October 2016 in the Don Haskins Center; and most recently against Olivia Gerula in the same venue in February. She is the only local boxer to retain this world title and the first female athlete to headline a fight at these large venues.

The champion told KFOX14 she is confident as she prepares to defend her title for a fourth time against Lizbeth Crespo at the El Paso County Coliseum on Dec. 1.

She's invited traffic anchor Kandolite Flores and morning news anchor Kezhal Dashti to join her at training Tuesday afternoon in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with her coach, Louie Burke. ;Han trains at the Las Cruces Police Athletic League (PAL) Gym alongside other professional boxers including Austin Trout, her brother, Abraham Han, amateurs and young athletes with a passion for the sport.

Tune in for a Q&;A on Facebook live at noon and see Han put Flores and Dashti to work in the ring.

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