San Juan, San Juan, Argentina
Leonela Paola Yudica, 111, San Juan, retained her IBF World female flyweight title with a ten-round, unanimous decision victory over 39-year-old Carolina Alvarez, 111, of Caracas, Venezuela. Alvarez suffered a knockdown in the sixth round leading to the wide disparity on the scorecards (98-91/99-90/99-90). The victory was Yudica’s the fourth successful defense of the IBF flyweight title that she secured in December 2014. The 28-yaer-old Yudica, with the win, improved to (12-0-3) whereas Alvarez drops to (13-8-4, 9 KOs) and moves to (0-7-1; 1-nc) in world title bouts. 22-year-old Yunoka Furukawa (9-1-2, 6 KOs) of Tokyo, Japan, is the current #1 contender for the IBF World female flyweight title. Furukawa has stopped four of her last five opponents.