Women’s Boxing Results: May 10

On May 10 in Ulm, Germany, hometown fighter Rola El Halabi (14-1, 7 KOs) defended her WBF female light-welterweight title and won the WIBA & UBF titles in the same weight class when she earned a ten-round unanimous decision victory over Victoria “La Reina” Cisneros (11-15-2, 4 KOs) of Albuquerque, USA. With the win, Halabi, 29, becomes a 3-time world champion in two different weight classes (lightweight & light-welterweight). Cisneros, 29, adds another elite name to her docket that includes Cecilia Braekhus, Holly Holm, and Ann Saccurato. On the undercard, 36-year-old lightweight prospect Nicole Wesner (6-0, 3 KOs) of Vienna, Austria, was impressive in a knockout victory over opponent Sandra Zekic (KO-2).



On May 10 in Pfinzhalle, Dettenheim, Germany, Melanie Zwecker (6-0) won the vacant WBF female featherweight title with an eight-round unanimous points win over trail horse Grecia Nova (11-21-2).

On May 10 in Karlsruhe, Germany, Maria Lindberg (9-1-2, 3 KOs) successfully defended her WIBF & WIBA light-middleweight titles with a third round technical knockout over Edita Lesnik (2-8).


On May 10 in Budapest, Hungary, Agnes “Mini Flower” Draxler (6-7) was stopped in the third round by upstart Csilla Nemedi (5-0, 4 KOs). Nemedi, 32, a flyweight, turned professional in January fighting once a month since.

On May 10 in Monterrey, Mexico, in her first defense on the IBF female minimumweight title, Nancy “Chatita” Franco (12-6-2, 4 KOs) surrendered the belt to the diminutive (4’ 10 1/2”) Victoria Argueta (12-1, 4 KOs) by a ten-round unanimous decision.  It was Argueta’s first fight in eleven months since winning the WBC Silver female minimumweight title in June 2013. On the under card, Carolina Rodriguez (12-0) the first world boxing champion from Chile, lifted the IBF female bantamweight title from Janeth Perez (19-3-2, 4 KOs) with a ten-round majority decision. The scoring (98-92/96-94/95-95) demonstrates how closely contested the title match was consummated. It was the first defense of the IBF bantamweight title by Perez who won the belt in November 2013 with a split decision victory over Galina Koleva Ivanova.

On May 10, in Frenkendorf, Switzerland, Aniya Seki (24-2-2, 2 KOs) of Berne, Switzerland, stopped Alexandra Gorog (5-15-1). Seki is the current WBC Silver female super-flyweight champion.

On May 10 in Whitehall, NY, a fight card contained three female bouts. In the main event, an upset occurred when Carla “Starr” Torres (4-2), of Cleveland, entered the ring after a 2 ½ year layoff and won the vacant WIBA featherweight title with a ten-round split decision over Brooklyn’s Ronica Jeffrey (13-1). It was the first time past the six round distance  for Torres, 22, who lost a four-round decision to Jeffrey in February 2011. It was the first match for Jeffrey in almost one calendar year. Previously, in the super featherweight division, Jeffrey won the IWBF, WIBA, WBC Silver, and NABF titles. On the undercard, Melissa St Vil (6-1-2) the IWBF welterweight champion won a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Dominga Olivo (8-10-1). Both fighters hail from Brooklyn. Bertha Aracil, Brooklyn, who competed in the first-ever USA female Olympic trials, made a successful début as a professional stopping Jennifer Woodward (1-2) Massena, in the first round of a scheduled four in the lightweight division. Aracil, who won several New York Daily News Golden Gloves titles, is a fighter to pay attention to.



On May 10 in La Guairá, Venezuela, glamor girl Ogleidis Suarez (20-3-1, 8 KOs) Caracas, Venezuela, won the interim WBA female super featherweight title with a ten-round unanimous points win over the hard punching Calixta Silgado (11-4-2, 8 KOs) Columbia. Suarez, scaled her all-time heaviest, 129 ¾, for the bout.

On May 10 in Neuquén, Argentina, Mayra Alejandra “La Guapa” Gomez (16-3, 4 KOs) became yet another Argentine female world champion when she secured the interim WBO female bantamweight title with a split decision victory over Carolina Marcela Gutierrez Gaite by the scores (97-92/93-96/95-93).

Other female boxing results:

Silvania Gomez MD-4 Valeria Gramajo

Soledad del Valle Frias UD-4 Vanesa del Valle Calderon

Eva Wahlstrom UD-6 Karina Kopinska


Mark A. Jones



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