April 13- At the Boxing Hall Sport Generation, Sofia, Bulgaria, Galina “Not” Gumliiska dropped to (10-30) with a four-round points (36-40 x3) loss to Kremena Petkova (10-9-1, 1 KO). Petkova is best known for getting blasted out in two rounds by lightweight champion Delfine Persoon in a WBC lightweight eliminator bout in March 2013.
Bolivar, Argentina- In her second fight back from a seven-year hiatus from the ring, brutal puncher Paola Gabriela Casalinuovo, 154, won the vacant IBF female light-middleweight title by stopping Yajaira Hernandez, 153, in the seventh round of what can only be described as a war. Casalinuovo (11-0, 11 KOs), just another in a long-line of Argentine female professional boxing champions, suffered a knockdown in round six; not to be outdone, she dropped the wide-punching Hernandez, now (15-6, 9 KOs), twice with counter punches before completion of the round. In round seven, a visibly tired Hernandez suffered a third knockdown before a referee stoppage saved her from the head snapping punches of Casalinuovo. Hernandez protested the stoppage vehemently, but to no avail. The élite punching power of Casalinuovo will vault her into contention with the élite of the division.
Casalinuovo is an interesting opponent for middleweight and super-middleweight champion Christina Hammer (18-0, 9 KOs) who has essentially cleaned out the middleweight and super-middleweight divisions.
On the undercard, 28-year-old flyweight prospect Paola Pamela Benavidez (2-0) of Resistencia, Argentina, from the southpaw stance out boxed Guadalupe Maria Antonia Maldonado (6-3) from long-range winning all four rounds. Benavidez is just another in a long line of bright prospects from Argentina.
Boxing Jones Top Five Light-middleweights:
1- Ann Sophie Mathis
2- Maria Lindberg
3- Mikaela Lauren
4- Paola Casalinuovo
5- Esther Mashiya
Troyes, France- On April 12 in a non-title bout, WBF female minimumweight champion Anne Sophie Da Costa (17-0, 7 KOs) Reims, France, pounded out a unanimous eight-round points win over Maria Rosa Tabbuso (13-7-2, 3 KOs) Rome, Italy.
Cancun, Mexico- On April 12 in a non-title bout, WBA female minimumweight champion Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz (14-3, 2 KOs) Tepic, Mexico, defeated Ivoon “Chiquita” Rosas (10-7-1, 2 KOs) Mexico by a ten-round unanimous decision victory (100-92/100-92/99-92).
Perez Millan, Argentina- Yamila Esther “La Maquinita” Reynoso (2-0-1, 2 KOs) stopped Pamela Diaz in two rounds of a scheduled four. At a separate site on the same date, Vanesa Lorena Taborda (5-2) won an eight-round points victory over Soledad del Valle Fraias (2-6-4). Yohana Belen “La Leona” Alfonzo (11-2, 1 KO) won the vacant Argentina female super-featherweight title with a ten-round unanimous decision over Maria Eugenia Lopez (8-9-2).
Tijuana, Mexico – On April 11 at Arena Tecate former minimumweight champion Katia “Katty” Gutierrez, 109 ¼, of Los Mochis won a six-round unanimous decision over bright light-flyweight prospect Brenda “La Bonita” Flores, 108, of Tijuana. With the win, Gutierrez improves to (19-4) where Flores witnesses her record drop to (7-2, 2 KOs). Gutierrez may have left the minimumweight division behind as her last two outings have in the light-flyweight and flyweight divisions.
Berlin, Germany- At Universal Hall, WIBF light-welterweight champion Marie Riederer (15-1-1, 10 KOs) Weisswasser, Germany, scored a first round knockout of Veronika Hornyak (4-5) Veroce, Hungary, in a non-title fight. Each of Hornyak’s five losses has come by knockout. It marks the third straight outing in which Hornyak suffered a first-round knockout loss. Riederer won the WIBF title by besting (UD-10) Angel McKenzie (4-27) and defended it against (9-23) Galina Gumliiska (UD-10). Her solo fight against world-class competition resulted in a knockout loss to two-division champion Christina Hammer (KO-5).
On April 11 in Maldonado, Uruguay, 22-year-old Gabriela “La Gaby” Bouvier (12-4-1, 2 KOs) Maldonado, Uruguay, defended the IBF female flyweight title for the first time with a ten-round unanimous decision (100-91/98-92/99-91) over the hard punching Carolina “La Fiera” Alvarez (11-6-2, 8 KOs) Caracas, Venezuela. In her fifth attempt at a world title, Bouvier won the title in October 2013 defeating Florencia Roxana Canteros (UD-10). Previously, Bouvier lost bids for world titles in the flyweight and super-flyweight divisions to nothing but élite competition: Zulina Munoz, Mariana Juarez (twice), and Debora Anahi Dionicius. The 36-year-old Alvarez, who drops to (0-5) in world title fights was once a viable contender, has failed to defeat a fighter with a winning record since 2007, can now be considered nothing more than an opponent.