Female Fight Chatter April 11, 2016 – A female middleweight world title bout between Kali Reis (8-5-1) and Maricela Cornejo (4-1) leads a seven female bout card at Auckland, New Zealand on April 16. A total of four bouts will be for titles.
It’s a promising fight card that also features the renowned Mia St. John in a super lightweight bout against veteran Lisa Lewis. The match is set for only four rounds.
Others on the card will be New York stars Melissa St. Vil (6-2-3) facing Baby Nansen (2-1) for the vacant WBC silver super featherweight title. Ronica Jeffrey (14-1) fights Gentiane Lupi (4-1-1) for the vacant WBC silver featherweight title. Nydia Feliciano (8-7-3) fights undefeated Rebecca Jennings (4-0) for the vacant UBF International featherweight title. St. Vil, Jeffrey and Feliciano fight out of New York.
The female world title bout pits Reis of Rhode Island versus Cornejo of Washington for the vacant WBC middleweight world title. It’s set for 10 rounds.
Florida’s Noemi Bosques (10-5-2) matches up with New Zealand’s Michelle Preston (7-7-1) in a super flyweight bout set for eight rounds.
Female Fight Chatter April 11, 2016
Former bantamweight world champion Susie Ramadan (24-2) returned to the ring after a lengthy absence and stopped Thailand’s Hongfah Tor Buamas (19-6) in the third round on Saturday in Victoria, Australia. Ramadan, 37, a former two-time world champion, had not fought since losing the title in October 2014. In a co-main event, Australia’s Shannon O’Connell (12-4-1, 7 KOs) won by knockout of Thailand’s Anrey Onesongchaigym (8-4-1) in the sixth round. O’Connell, 33, captured the WBC female silver super bantamweight title.
In Santa Fe, Victoria Bustos (14-3) tangles with Ruth Aquino (7-1) in defense of the IBF female lightweight world title on Saturday April 16. This will be Bustos, 27, fourth world title defense since beating Ana Laura Esteche in September 2013. Aquino, 28, lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In another female bout, Andrea Sanchez (2-0) fights Anahi Lopez (2-0) in a battle between undefeated flyweights set for four rounds.
Female superstar Yesica Bopp (28-1) returned to the ring to defeat very tough Vanesa Taborda (8-6-3) by unanimous decision after eight rounds in a flyweight fight on Friday April 8. The match was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both girls live and train in Argentina. Bopp, 31, had not fought in two years and is a former flyweight and light flyweight world champion. Taborda, 31, has lost back-to-back fights but nearly defeated Mexican superstar Mariana “Barbie” Juarez in two fights held in 2015.
Natalia Reynoso (3-0) stopped Debora Martinez (0-2) in the second round of their super lightweight clash. Reynoso, 28, fights out of Buenos Aires as does Martinez, 32. It was the second time that Reynoso knocked out Martinez and both came in the second round. The fight took place on Saturday April 9, in Buenos Aires.
Rosa Volante (7-0) defeated Elaine Albuquerque (1-1) after 10 rounds by unanimous decision in a lightweight clash. Volante captured the WBC and WIBA International titles with the win that took place on Saturday in Sao Paolo.
Enis Pacheco (15-3-2, 7 KOs) defeated Yarley Cuadrado (7-2) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds in a super lightweight match up on Saturday April 9 in Palmar de Varela, Colombia. It was the third consecutive win for the former lightweight world champion who has lost two bids to reclaim a world title. Cuadrado has lost consecutive fights after winning a string of seven in a row. Both girls hail from Colombia. The scores were 100-90, 99-91, 96-94 for Pacheco. In a super bantamweight fight veteran Olga Julio (21-16-1) stopped Yoleima Blanco (0-9) in the second round.
In Val-d’Oise, France, Gaelle Amand (13-0) faces Tamara Marianella Nunez (6-5-3) in a featherweight match set for 10 rounds. The vacant WBC female featherweight title is the prize in the fight that takes place on Thursday April 14. Amand, 32, will be fighting in her hometown. Nunez, 25, lives and trains in Santa Fe, Argentina. This is her first fight outside of Argentina.
Laetitia Chevalier (2-0) defeated Sandra Zekic (2-8) by technical knockout in the third round of their bantamweight clash that took place on Saturday April 9. Chevalier, 34, lives and trains in Pas-de-Calais, France where the fight was held. Zekic, 35, is a southpaw who fights out of Serbia. It was Zekic’s sixth loss in a row.
In Koblenz, Tina Rupprecht (2-0) faces Viktorija Mihailova (0-0) in a bantamweight fight set for four rounds on Saturday April 16. Rupprecht, 23, lives and fights out of Bayern, Germany. Mikhailova, 18, fights out of Riga, Latvia. This is her pro debut.
In Karlsruhe, three female bouts take place on Saturday April 16. Undefeated super bantamweight Germany’s 32-year-old Melanie Zwecker (8-0-1) tangles with Serbia’s 31-year-old Jasmina Nadj (5-12-2) in an eight round bout. Germany’s 31-year-old Sandra Atanassow (3-0) meets 40-year-old Doris Koehler (12-14-2) of Austria in a six round featherweight bout. France’s Prisca Vicot (4-3) fights Suzana Radovanovic (1-23) a 39-year-old from Serbia looking for her first win in more than five years. The super lightweight contest is set for six rounds.
Ikram Kerwat (6-0, 5 KOs) defeated Gina Chamie (13-6) by first round knockout to win the vacant WBC female international lightweight title on Saturday in Bradenburg, Germany. Kerwat, 32, lives and trains in Germany but is originally from Tunisia. It was her third consecutive knockout win. In another female bout, Monika Henao (1-0) won her debut by decision after four rounds against Sara Marjanovic (1-3) in a lightweight contest.
In Sulysap, on Saturday April 16, Alexandra Lazar (7-1) meets Kleopatra Tolnai (6-5) for the vacant WBC Youth female bantamweight title. Lazar, 19, fights out of Budapest and is 5’7” tall. Tolnai, 19, is 5’5” and also fights out of Budapest. In another female bout, Andrea Lakatos (1-8) faces Judit Hachbold (0-0) making her pro debut in a flyweight contest set for four rounds.
Edina Kiss (6-0) defeated Erika Kalderas (11-4) by unanimous decision after six rounds in a featherweight clash that took place on Monday April 4. The match was held in Budapest, Hungary. Kiss, 26, won her second bout in 12 days. She fought on March 22, and defeated Julia Kiss by technical knockout. Kalderas, 21, suffered her fourth consecutive loss. In another female featherweight bout on Monday, Agnes Nick (2-0) knocked out Timea Grof (2-5) in the first round of their match that was scheduled for six.
Kei Takenaka (10-0) collides with Thailand’s Daoruang (0-0) in a light flyweight bout set for six rounds on Sunday April 17, at Osaka, Japan. Takenaka, 30, is a southpaw who fights out of Hyogo, Japan. Daoruang is making her pro debut.
Ayaka Miyao (21-6-1) stopped Krikanok Islandmuythai (4-6-1) in the fourth round of their mini-flyweight battle. Naoko Shibata (15-3-1) stopped debuting Tanuthong Sor Kunlawong (0-1) in the third round in a light flyweight match. Chie Hagano (5-4) beat Aiko Yamagishi (4-4-1) by unanimous decision after a six round mini flyweight bout. Jun Yabuki (4-0) beat Itose Ishii (2-2) by unanimous decision after a four round flyweight bout. All fights took place on Sunday April 10 in Saitama, Japan.
In Mexico City, the great Layla McCarter (36-13-5) faces Mexico’s Yolanda Segura (16-12) in a super lightweight match set for 10 rounds on Saturday April 16. McCarter, 36, has not lost a fight since April 2007. Many consider McCarter the best female fighter pound for pound. Segura, 42, fights out of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Linda “Chiquita” Vazquez (2-1) meets Barbara Martinez Munoz (1-0) in a light flyweight match set for six rounds on Tuesday April 12, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Vazquez fights out of Chiapas, Mexico. Munoz, 25, hails from Leon, Mexico.
Jessica Nery Plata (17-1) won by knockout of Yanely Hernandez (6-12) in the seventh round of their super flyweight match set for eight rounds. Plata, 20, lives and trains in Mexico City. It was her second win after losing to Esmeralda Moreno last August. Hernandez, 26, lives in Mexico City and has lost three fights in succession. In another female fight, Estefania Zapiain (2-0) defeated Beatriz Jimenez (1-1) by split decision after six rounds in a lightweight match. The two bouts took place in Vera Cruz, Mexico on Saturday.
Tijuana’s Tania Enriquez (8-0, 5 Kos) won by technical knockout of Mary Gastelum (4-2-1) of Los Mochis, Mexico at the end of the first round in their light flyweight fight on Friday in Tijuana. Enriquez is the younger sister of Kenia Enriquez who fights San Diego’s Amaris Quintana on April 23, at the Inglewood Forum. Tania Enriquez connected with left to the nose of Gastelum who could not continue.
Joana Pastrana (4-0) remained undefeated with a unanimous win by decision against Teodora Bacheva (4-4) after six rounds in a mini-flyweight bout that took place Saturday in Madrid, Spain. Pastrana, 25, lives in Madrid. Bacheva, 24, lives and trains in Sofia, Bulgaria. In another female bout, Cristina Gomez (1-1) gained her first win as a pro against Vanesa Caruso (0-3) in a battle between bantamweight girls looking to get on the winning side.
Heather Hardy (15-0) tangles with Anna Donatella Hultin (8-2) in a super bantamweight bout set for eight rounds. The match takes place on Saturday April 16, in New York City at the Barclays Center. Hardy, 34, fights out of Brooklyn, New York. Hultin, 27, lives and trains in Sweden.
Ana Maria Lozano (12-4) stopped Daniela Maramara (0-1) in 10 seconds of the fourth round in their bantamweight match set for six. Lozano, 30, fights out of Caracas. Maramara, 23, fights out of Barquisimeto, Venezuela. The fight took place on Sunday April 10 in Petare, Venezuela.
Female Fight Chatter April 11, 2016