Marcos and Matthysse Win


On December 13 in Argentina, Yesica Patricia Marcos of San Martin, Argentina, returned to action after almost a year in mothballs successfully defending her WBA female super-bantamweight title with a unanimous decision over shake-your-head challenger Angela “La Diva” Marciales, of Bogota, Colombia. Marcos (22-0-2, 7 KOs), the former WBO super-bantamweight title holder, last defended her titles in January 2013 fighting to a disputed draw with fellow Argentine Marcela Eliana Acuna. In September, Marcos was stripped of the WBO title for failure to defend the belt in a timely manner. Subsequently, Acuna won the title with a ten-round unanimous decision over Halanna Dos Santos in October. With the loss, Marciales drops to a pedestrian (8-8-3, 7 KOs).

On the same card, Edith Soledad Matthysse of Trelew, Argentina, won the WBA female featherweight title with a ten-round unanimous decision over Ogleidis “La Nina” Suarez hailing from Caracas, Venezuela. Suarez won the interim belt in October 2011 with a controversial decision over Katy Wilson Castillo (SD-10) defending the interim title successfully twice before winning the full version in August 2013 by besting trial horse Liliana Palmera (UD-10). The 33-year-old Matthysse (12-6-1, 1 KO), the older sister of Lucas Matthysse, wins her first world title in her third attempt. With the loss, Suarez, a part-time super-model and television personality drops to (19-3-1, 8 KOs)

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