Weekend Women’s Boxing Results: May 18, 2014

On May 16 in Grand Bourg, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the IBF female super-flyweight champion, Debora Anahi “La Gurisa” Dionicius displays her superior tactical boxing skills by scoring an eight-round unanimous points win (80-72, 80-73, 79-74½) over Alejandra Maria del Lujan Rios. With the win, the 26-year-old Dionicius keeps her undefeated record intact improving to (17-0, 5 KOs) whereas Rios drops to (6-6-2). Both fighters hail from the women’s boxing hotbed of Argentina.


On the undercard of Debora Anahi Dionicius victory over Alejandra Rios, bantamweight prospect, Julieta Andrea Cardozo improved to (3-0) with a four-round majority decision over Lorena Noemi Gomez (0-4).

On May 16 at the Nanyang City Gymnasium in Nanyang, China, 24-year-old Xu Chun Yan, 125, of Beijing, China, stopped hard charger Sriphrae Nongkipahuyuth, 126, in the seventh round successfully defending her WBC International female featherweight title for the first time since winning the belt by defeating Lindsay Garbatt in February. At the time of the stoppage, Yan (5-3, 2 KOs) was leading on each card by the identical score (60-54). It was the fourth stoppage loss for the 21-year-old Nongkipahuyuth (12-4-2, 5 KOs) Buriram, Thailand.

On May 16 at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California, light-flyweight contender Sindy Amador, 108, issues Maria Suarez, 107 ½, her first professional defeat winning a split-decision over ten hard-fought rounds by the scores (97-93/96-94/94-96). In the process, Amador (12-1, 1 KO), won the IFBA light-flyweight contender. With the tough-luck loss, Suarez drops to (8-1); it was her first excursion past the six-round limit. Amador, impressively, holds wins over Amaris Quintana (twice), Carina Moreno, and now Suarez.

On May 17 at PCYC in Nerang, Queensland, Australia, former world title challenger Shannon “Shotgun” O’Connell improved to (9-3, 5 KOs) with a six-round majority decision (58-56/58-56/ 57-57) over Muay Thai fighter Gentiane Lupe who was making her professional boxing debut.  The 31-year-old O’Connell, in March, lost to fellow Australian Diana Prazak (TKO-5) to secure the WBC female super-featherweight title.


On May 17 at the Azalea Taisho, Osaka, Japan, southpaw Yuko Kuroki, 104, won the WBC minimumweight title with a ten-round unanimous decision over Mari Ando, 104 ½. It was the second attempt by the 23-year-old Kuroki (11-4-1, 6 KOs) at a minimumweight title losing in March 2013 to Etsuko Tada (UD-10). It was the first defense of the WBC title by Ando (11-7, 5 KOs) who won the belt in December 2013 by besting Jasseth Noriega (SD-10). The scoring (97-93/96-94/96-94) dictates that the match was closely contested. On the undercard, 44-year-old Nao Ikeyama, 101 ¾, wins a ten-round unanimous decision over Jessebelle Pagaduan, 101 ¾, by the wide-margined scores (99-91/99-91/98-92). With the win, Ikeyama wins the vacant and inaugural WBO atomweight title. Ikeyama, Sakiaide, Japan, with the win, improves to (14-3-1, 4 KOs) whereas Pagaduan of Baguio City, Philippines, drops to a respectable (6-1, 4 KOs).


On May 17 in Annandale, Virginia, Tori “Shu Nuff” Nelson defended her WIBA welterweight title for the second time with a second round technical knockout of women’s boxing pioneer, Mia St. John. Nelson earns her first professional stoppage improving to (9-0-3, 1 KO) whereas St. John drops to (47-14-2, 18 KOs).

On May 17 in Saarbruecken, Germany, Raja Amasheh won the vacant WBF and WBC Silver female flyweight title with a ten-round unanimous decision over Susana “Pantera” Cruz Perez. The points victory was the first action for the 31-year-old Amasheh, Karlsruhe, Germany, since winning the WBF female super-flyweight title by defeating Eva Voraberger in September. With the win, Amasheh improves to (17-0-1, 4 KOs). With the loss, Perez of Tlalnepantla, Mexico, drops to (15-6, 8 KOs). Most recently, the 24-year-old Perez held the WBC Youth female minimumweight title defending the belt once.


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