Hamburg, Germany: Susi “Killer Queen” Kentikian, Hamburg, improved to (35-2, 17 KOs) with a ten-round unanimous decision over former WBF World female minimumweight champion Susana Cruz Perez, Tlalnepantla, Mexico, winning the vacant WIBF & GBU World female flyweight titles and defending her WBA World female flyweight strap. It was the fourth defense of the WBA title for the Armenian-born Kentikian.
The scorecards indicate that Cruz-Perez gave at least a spirited effort managing to gain the nod in three rounds (97-93) on two cards and two rounds (98-92) on the third. Cruz-Perez, as expected, was a worthy challenger, but drops to a misleading (17-7, 8 KOs) with the loss.
Kentikian suffered a cut in round two caused by an accidental clash of heads.
The 28-year-old Kentikian looks to be in top form and is near the top of women’s boxing in both popularity and quality of performance.
Top 5 at Flyweight:
1- Susi Kentikian (Germany)
2- Melissa McMorrow (USA)
3- Jessica Chavez (Mexico)
4- Arely Mucino (Mexico)
5- Ava Knight (USA)
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