Entre Rios, Argentina hosted the WBA female lightweight title bout between defending champion Cecilia Comunales (10-1, 6 KO’s) and Simone Da Silva Duarte (11-4, 4 KO’s). This was Comunales’ first defense of the title she won in March and Duarte’s third chance at a world title after losing in her previous two tries. Comunales used her long jab and straight
right to control the bout, keeping Duarte in retreat. There was some inside fighting in the latter half of the fight but the action was kept mostly at the end of Comunales’ punches; neither fighter appeared to be landing any real damaging shots. Duarte did some posing and clowning throughout the fight but it didn’t score any extra points with the judges. One sided scores of 100-90, 99-92, 99-91 all awarded the bout to Cecilia Comunales making her first defense a successful one. TYC Sports scoring had the fight closer at 96-95 also in favor of Comunales.
Heading north to Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico, two world title bouts took place. In the bantamweight division, IBF champion Yazmin Rivas (26-7, 9 KO’s) met Mayerlin Rivas (8-3-1, 6 KO’s) in her third title defense. Mayerlin, who had never contested for a title prior to this, was unsuccessful in her first attempt, dropping a unanimous decision by scores of 100-89, 99-90, 97-92. This is Yazmin’s third title, her second at the world level. She held the Mexico female bantamweight title in 2004 and the WBA female super flyweight title in 2005. She has also contested for the WBC bantamweight title, the WBA super bantamweight title, the WIBF featherweight title and the WBC Youth bantamweight title.
The WBC female light flyweight championship bout was also on the card. Champion Esmeralda Moreno (25-6, 9 KO’s) and former Mexico minimum-weight champion Maricela Quintero (11-3-1, 0 KO’s) met in a rematch, the two first squared off in 2010. At the time Moreno was the WBC Youth female light flyweight champion and retained that title with a 10th round TKO of Quintero. That was the last time Quintero had been beaten, going 6-0-1 leading into this bout. Moreno was riding an 11 fight win streak, racking up three of those wins this year alone. Moreno’s edge in experience payed off and the champion extended her win streak to 12 with a unanimous decision win: 99-91, 98-92, 96-94 was the scoring.
Nancy Franco (9-5-2, 4 KO’s) won a six round decision over Lorena Arias (1-2) on the under card.
In other weekend action, Ireland’s Christina McMahon remained undefeated in four bouts (two KO’s) with an eight round decision over Stephanie Ducastel (3-2-1, 0 KO). In Panama, two professional debuts were spoiled by two undefeated fighters when Yajaira Hernandez (2-0, 2 KO’s) stopped Katiuska Ramos (0-1) in the first round, and Carolina Arias (4-0, 2 KO’s) stopped Veronica Taylor (0-1) in the third. In the only stateside female bout of the weekend, Marketa Mamiaro beat Angel Ford over four rounds in Mississipi; both fighters were making their professional debuts.