Female Fight News week of Dec. 5, 2016 – WBC Female Exhibition Honors the Late Grandpa Rangel.
Instead of the usual slowing of boxing activities the women’s world of boxing seems to be thrusting into second gear.
A female boxing exhibition in Westminster, California drew hundreds of fans who were able to meet several top female prizefighters at Grandpa’s Boxing Gym on Sunday Dec. 4, in an afternoon session. The event was sponsored by the WBC.
Among those featured were Maricela Cornejo, Mia St. John, Amaris Quintana, Kenia Enriquez and Seniesa Estrada. All of the female fighters met and greeted the fans at the Orange County facility that is home to nearly 100 boxing youths.
Pepe Sulaiman of the WBC was among those who took part in the event that celebrated the advent of female boxing and the continuing existence of the popular gym started by the late Rene “Grandpa” Rangel who passed away this past May 2016. He was a strong supporter of female boxing and opened the gym in 2011 to help the local youth.
In other parts of the world a number of female battles took place in Germany, Russia, Mexico and the U.S.A.
This coming week several world title fights take place in Argentina, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S.A. Here’s what happened this past week and upcoming fights in the female fight world:
Female Fight News Dec. 5, 2016
IBF super flyweight titlist Debora Dionicius (24-0) defeated New Zealand’s Michelle Preston (8-8-1) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds on Saturday Dec. 3, in Navarro, Argentina. Dionicius made her eighth world title defense since winning the title in 2012.
On Saturday Dec. 10, Yohana Alfonzo (15-2) defends the WBO lightweight title against Colombia’s Diana Ayala (20-12-4) at San Luis, Argentina. Alfonzo is making her third title defense. In another title fight, Soledad Frias (9-8-4) fights Neisi Torres (13-5-1) for the South American flyweight title in a 10 round fight.
Lee Ditmar (3-3-1) handed April Adams (4-1-1) her first loss as a pro on Saturday Dec. 3, by split decision after an eight round fight for the vacant Australian super bantamweight title.
On Friday Dec. 9, super welterweights Najat Hasnouri (3-0-1) and Ester Konecna (1-1) meet in a six round super welterweight bout in Antwerpen.
Plamena Dimova (5-1) knocked out Ana Simeonova (2-7) in the third round of their flyweight battle on Saturday Dec. 3 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
On Saturday Dec. 10, featherweights Djemilla Gontaruk (11-3-1) and Wendy Gervois (2-9) meet in a six round bout in La Calamine, Belgium.
On Saturday Dec. 10, welterweights Marie Dicaire (5-0) and Paty Ramirez (11-2) meet in a six round bout in Montreal, Canada. Ramirez fights out of Mexico.
Haigin Chen (1-0) defeated Yujie Shi (0-1) by decision after a four round super featherweight contest on Saturday Dec. 3, in Shenzhen, China.
Wendy Vincent (0-2-1) and Ainara Mota (1-1-1) fought to a draw after a four round featherweight fight on Saturday Dec. 3, in Montargis, France.
On Saturday Dec. 10, super featherweights Taoussy L’Hadji (4-5) and Sara Marjanovic (2-5) meet in a six round bout in Tours, France.
Kallia Kourouni (7-1) captured the vacant WIBF super featherweight title by unanimous decision over Bosnia’s Irma Adler (16-7) after 10 rounds. The title fight took place on Saturday Dec. 3, in Karlsruhe, Germany. Kourouni fights out of Germany but is originally from Greece.
Elina Tissen (21-2) retained the WIBF and GBU featherweight titles by unanimous decision after a 10 round fight with Hungary’s Gabriella Busa (4-7) on Saturday Dec. 3, in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Tissen, 30, has held the titles since 2009.
On Saturday Dec. 10, super featherweights Hasna Tukic (8-4) and Simone Duarte (14-10) meet in a 10 round bout in Hameln, Germany.
Fuka Komura (2-0) won by technical knockout of Mizuki Matsuoka (0-2) in the third round of their minimum weight fight on Sunday Dec. 4. The fight took place in Osaka.
Lourdes Juarez (18-2) won by knockout of Noemi Bosques (11-9-2) in the fourth round of their scheduled 10 round super flyweight match. The fight took place on Saturday Dec. 3, in Acapulco. Juarez, 29, is the younger sister of Mariana Juarez. Also, light flyweight Brenda Fernandez (4-0) defeated Montserrat Vazquez (3-1) by decision after four rounds. Plus, Jackie Calvo (10-2) beat Yanely Hernandez (6-15) by stoppage in the third round of their flyweight bout.
Estefany Vargas (5-1-1) knocked out Cinthia Cardona (0-2) in the third round of their flyweight match that took place on Saturday Dec. 3, in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Susana Cruz Perez (19-7) won by split decision over Sol Trevino (6-7) after six round minimum weight fight on Friday Dec. 2, in Chaparaco, Mexico. Also, Adriana Valdes (1-0) won her pro debut by decision over Graciela Lezama (0-2) after four rounds of a minimum weight fight.
On Friday Dec. 9, flyweights Isabel Millan (17-2-1) and Sonia Osorio (8-2-1) battle for the WBF flyweight title in Monterrey, Mexico. Millan, 31, captured the title in France last April. This is her first defense of the title. She fights out of Jalisco, Mexico. Osorio is from Mexico City.
On Saturday Dec. 10, minimum weights Jessica Guerrero (1-0) and Tania Garcia (0-0) meet in a four round bout in Guanajuato, Mexico.
On Saturday Dec. 10, super bantamweights Shannon O’Connell (14-4-1) and Laura Griffa (12-0) meet in an eight round bout in Auckland, New Zealand.
Chanttall Martinez (19-7) won the vacant WBA Fedalatin featherweight title by stopping Paulina Cardona (22-22-6) in the third round on Saturday Dec. 3, in Panama City. Martinez, 25, is a former WBA super bantamweight champion. In another female fight, Venezuela’s Eva Guzman (5-1-1) defeated Nataly Delgado (4-2-1) by split decision after an eight round light flyweight contest.
On Saturday Dec. 10, featherweights Cindy Serrano (24-5-3) and Calixta Silgado (15-7-3) meet for the vacant WBO featherweight title in a 10 round fight in Catano, Puerto Rico. Serrano, 34, is fighting for the same title vacated by her younger sister Amanda who vacated the title to drop down in weight and is now fighting at super bantamweight.
Svetlana Kulakova (11-0-1) defeated Prisca Vicot (6-4) of France by unanimous decision after 10 rounds to win the vacant IBO super lightweight title. The fight took place in Moscow on Saturday Dec. 3. Kulakova, 33, is from Moscow.
Yulia Kutsenko (6-0-1) beat Olena Medvedenko (0-2) by unanimous decision after an eight round super featherweight fight on Thursday Dec. 1, in Tolyatti, Russia.
Jasmina Nad (6-15-3) knocked out Andjelka Gabric (0-1) in the third round of their super bantamweight fight on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Kanjiza, Serbia. Also, Kinga Magyar (1-2) beat Adriana Keri (0-1) by decision in a welterweight fight. Plus, Valentina Keri (1-2) won over Djendji Fleis (16-25-1) in a super bantamweight contest.
Claudia Ferenczi (14-54-6) knocked out Maria Domeova (0-4) in the first round of their flyweight bout on Sunday Dec. 4, in Sturovo.
Marta Branas (9-0) defeated Katherine Quintana (0-10-1) by decision after a six round bantamweight fight on Friday Dec. 2, in La Coruna, Spain.
On Friday Dec. 9, former champion Mikaela Lauren (27-4) faces Szilvia Szabados (14-7) in a welterweight fight set for six rounds in Nykoping, Sweden. Lauren, 40, is the former WBC welterweight titlist but lost to Klara Svensson in September.
On Saturday Dec. 10, super bantamweights Aniya Seki (30-3-2) and Alexandra Lazar (9-2) meet for the vacant WBC Silver title in Berne, Switzerland. Seki, 37, was born in Japan but lives in Switzerland. She has a six-fight winning streak. Lazar was knocked out by Amanda Serrano in October but bounced back to win by decision last month.
On Saturday Dec. 10, former amateur great Katie Taylor (1-0) f Ireland returns to the boxing ring and faces Viviane Obenauf (9-1) of Switzerland in a lightweight clash set for six rounds in Manchester, England. Taylor just recently fought two weeks ago and won by convincing knockout.
Latondria Jones (5-0) defeated Selene Arellano (1-2) by unanimous decision after a four round super welterweight fight on Friday Dec. 2, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Shelly Vincent (19-1) beat Marquita Lee (3-3) by unanimous decision after an eight round super featherweight bout on Friday Dec. 2, in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Vincent, 37, recently fought last summer in New York on a televised fight with Heather Hardy that proved to be one of the most entertaining fights of the year.
On Saturday Dec. 10, super middleweights Tori Nelson (15-0-3) and Alicia Napoleon (7-0) meet in a 10-round bout for the vacant WIBF and UBF titles in Springfield, Virginia. Both are undefeated and the winner could be in the Claressa Shields sweepstakes.