Termas de Rio Hondo, Argentina
12 November 2016
Argentina’s Yesica Yolanda Bopp, 107 1/4, retained her WBA World female light-flyweight title with a ten-round, unanimous decision over Anahi Torres 107 3/4 of Mexico. With the win, Bopp improves to (30-1, 12 KOs) whereas Torres drops to a very deceiving (15-15-1, 2 KOs).
The victory over Torres was Bopp’s second defense of the WBA World female light-flyweight title since her return to action after a two-year hiatus due to childbirth. Previously, she made 14 successful defenses of the WBA strap. She also boasts 12 defenses of the WBO World female light-flyweight title currently held by Louisa Hawton.
Torres, although her record is pedestrian, she is at least a fringe contender holding wins over Jasseth Noriega, Maria Salinas, and Nancy Franco and has competed impressively against Sindy Amador and Ji Hyun-Park. She’s a tough, strong, slugger-type that will always give 100% effort while falling short against the A-level competition.
Jessica Nery Plata (19-1, 3 KOs) is the WBA’s #1 contender to Bopp’s crown and is a serious challenge. Jocelyn Arroyo Ruiz (18-0, 7 KOs) holds the interim title, but has been out of action since March 2015 and is a level below Plata.
In other action, Djemilla Gontaruk (11-3-1, 1 KOs) won a six-round, unanimous decision over Katarina Vistica (1-5). Gontaruk, Belgium, is best known for a November 2015 stoppage loss to multi-division champion Amanda Serrano (TKO-3). Gontaruk briefly held the EBU female featherweight title which is to the level she competes.
A featherweight worth watching is Elena Gradinar of Russia. The 26-year-old improved to (4-0, 1 KO) with a first round stoppage of Viktorija Mihailova (0-3). The bout was scheduled for eight rounds in the featherweight division. The bout was the main event of a six-fight card in Narva, Estonia.
Another featherweight prospect, Ericka Rousseau of France improved to (10-0) with a six-round, unanimous decision over Airnara Mota (1-1). Rousseau, who formerly held the France female featherweight title, is being moved slowly fighting mostly four and six round bouts.
In the super-bantamweight class, Alexandra Lazar (9-2, 2 KOs), just a month removed from losing a bid for the WBO World female super-bantamweight title to Amanda Serrano (TKO-1), got backed into the win column winning a four-round, unanimous decision over Rita Kenessey who dropped to (4-14-1). Lazar had no business in a world title fight and it back to fighting the level of fighters she should be learning her trade against. She’s a decent stand-up boxer, who in time, might progress to a B-level fighter.
In bantamweight action, Maribel Ramirez (10-9-2, 3 KOs) won a six-round, split-decision over Mitzi Rodriguez (1-6-1). On the undercard of Munoz vs. Alvarez, Sandra Robles improved to (16-2, 7 KOs) winning a six-round, points win over Lucia Hernandez who drops to (2-5).
Gentiane Lupi TKO-5 Nurshahidah Rosalie (Super-featherweights)
Baby Nansen UD-4 Wendy Talbot (Lightweights)
Nerina Ortubia UD-4 Rosa Elizabeth Faur (Middleweights)
Delfine Persoon DQ-1 Ruth Stephanie Aquino *Persoon retains WBC World female lightweight title
Momo Koseki TKO-4 Chie Higano (Straw weights)
Maya Uegaki SD-4 Kaori Nagai (Minimumweights)
Maiva Hamadouche UD-10 Jennifer Salinas * Hamadouche wins the IBF World female super-featherweight title.
Zulina Munoz UD-10 Carolina Alvarez * Munoz retains the WBC World female super-flyweight title