At the Sports Floor, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the 24-year-old Romina Daniela Bermudez, 114, became a 4-time world champion winning the vacant WBO female super flyweight title with an eighth-round technical knockout of “Triple L” Linda Laura Lecca, 114 ¾, of Lima, Peru. “La Bonita” Bermudez (16-2-2, 5 KOs) fighting out of Rosario, Argentina, formerly possessed the “interim” WBA titles at both super flyweight and bantamweight, and the WBO bantamweight title, dominated the proceedings forcing the corner of Lecca to pitch in the towel during the eighth round to end the harsh punishment.
With the loss, the 25-year-old Lecca (8-2-1, 3 KOs; 3 no-contests) falters in her first attempt at a world title, but gained valuable experience that will lend her well in the future.
Bermudez, with the win, can now be considered part of the super-flyweight division’s elite and is a serious threat to those that accessorize with world titles in that well-stocked division: Naoko Fujioka (WBA), Zulina Munoz (WBC), and fellow compatriot Debora Anahi Dionicius (IBF).
The victory is her eleventh straight since losing a closely contested unanimous decision to WBO & WBA female light flyweight champion Yesica Yolanda Bopp in 2011. The second loss that appears on the docket of Bermudez is to the current WBA female featherweight champion Edith Soledad Matthysse (UD-10).