The WBO women’s super flyweight title was on the line Friday night in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Champion Carolina Duer (13-3, 5 KO’s) defended against Marisa Portillo (12-6-2, 2 KO’s) in the shows headlining bout. It was a steady paced contest, and a good solid performance by both fighters but an otherwise uneventful bout. Duer gained control as the rounds wore on, and although Portillo was just as active, she wasn’t landing the clean scoring punches that the champion was. Unanimous scores of 97-92 by all three judges awarded the bout to Carolina Duer, her sixth successful title defense since winning the WBO strap in December of 2010.
This was Portillo’s second chance and second loss in a world title bout.
In Italy Saturday night, Renata Szebeledi (16-9, 10 KO’s) got her revenge on Simona Galassi (17-2-1, 3 KO’s) when the two met in a rematch contested for the interim WBC female flyweight championship. Szebeledi, who was defeated via decision in April by Galassi, wasted no time in this outing. She jumped on Galassi from the out set, dropping her in the very first round and continuing her assault until the referee saw fit to end the bout in the third frame. Szebeledi, who entered this bout as the WBF bantamweight champion (title was not at stake), now holds the interim WBC flyweight belt. The “regular” WBC flyweight champion is Ava Knight, who won the title two weeks ago from Mariana Juarez.
In Venezuela, Ogleidis Suarez (18-2-1, 8 KO’s) retained her interim WBA featherweight title with a seventh round stoppage of Liliana Palmera (20-8-3, 14 KO’s). It was Suarez’s second defense of the title she won a year ago from then undefeated Katy Wilson Castillo. For Palmera, it was her seventh attempt at a championship: she is now 0-7 in title tries.
In Sunday’s action, two undefeated fighters met for the WBC female minimum-weight title. Champion Naoko Fujioka (9-0, 5 KO’s) retained the belt defeating Mexican challenger Victoria Argueta (9-1, 4 KO’s) via 10 round unanimous decision. Argueta is the Mexican minimum-weight champion; this was her first try at a world title.
Other weekend results:
Mexican flyweight Arely Valente (11-0, 6 KO’s) remained undefeated and picked up the vacant WBC youth flyweight title with a sixth round TKO over fellow Mexican Liliana Ordonez (7-2-1, 4 KO’s).
In a non-title bout in Germany, Raja Amasheh (14-0-1, 3 KO’s) extended her undefeated run with a shut out, 10 round decision over Fleis Djendji (14-15-1, 8 KO’s).