November 10, 2016
French slugger Maiva “El Veneno” Hamadouche secured the vacant IBF World female super featherweight title with a ten-round unanimous decision (97-93/97-93/98-92) over Jennifer “The Bolivian Queen” Salinas of Providence.
Hamadouche, 27, has previously campaigned in the lightweight division winning the WBC Silver, EBU, and French lightweight titles. A year ago, she gave long-time WBC World female lightweight title holder Delfine Persoon fits eventually losing a competitive ten-round unanimous decision for that prestigious title.
Since lasting the distance in a losing effort to win the WBC World female super bantamweight title to former pound-for-pound great Jackie Nava in 2012, Salinas won eight fights in a row including a four-round stoppage of Angel Gladney in June. The 34-year-old now stands at an impressive (19-4, 5 KOs).
Hamadouche, 27, with the win, is close to being considered an elite pound-for-pound fighter in women’s boxing. She’s very aggressive and lethal to the body with her left hand. She improves to (14-1, 11 KOs) and wins her first world title in the process.
Mark A. Jones