Ana Laura Esteche wins WBA female light welterweight title


In a stunning upset, Ana Laura Esteche, San Marin, Argentina, who came up short it three previous world title attempts at the lightweight limit, wins the WBA female light welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory (98-92, 99-91, 98-92) over the previously unbeaten Monica Silvina Acosta, Santa Rosa, Argentina.

With the win, Esteche improves to (10-3-1, 2 KOs) putting to rest the haunting of three previous closely contested decision losses in world title bouts. Acosta, the former WBC light welterweight champion drops the WBA title in her third defense and witnesses her record fall to (19-1-2, 5 KOs). She is still a major force at light welterweight and will likely receive a title shot against one of her fellow Argentine compatriots in short order – Esteche (WBA), Alejandra Marina Oliveras (WBC), or Fernanda Soledad Alegre (WBO).

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