Saturday night Germany’s “Killer Queen” Susi Kentikian (29-2, 16 KO’s) suffered her second consecutive career defeat at the hands of American Carina Moreno (23-5, 6 KO’s) in Düsseldorf, a bout contested for the WBA flyweight title. Kentikian, the former WIBF, WBO and WBA champion, was looking to bounce back after suffering an upset majority decision loss to Melissa McMorrow in May. Moreno, a former minimum weight titlist was riding a 1-4 record over her last five bouts and had lost her previous two outings.
Moreno used her height and reach advantage effectively at times to catch Kentikian as she moved forward, but it was Kentikian who appeared to land the more effective punches throughout the bout. Final scores were 96-94 twice for Moreno and 97-93 for Kentikian, who was visibly upset after hearing the decision. Although it was a close bout, many felt Kentikian clearly won and agreed with the third judge’s wide margin of scoring in her favor. TYC Sports unofficially scored the bout 98-92 in favor of Susi Kentikian.
In Mexico, Fernanda Alegre (15-1-1, 7 KO’s) made a successful seventh defense of the WBO light welterweight title by defeating Diana Ayala (13-9-3, 8 KO’s) for the second time. After having her way with Ayala for three rounds, the bout was stopped before the start of the fourth giving Alegre the win. The two had met first in early 2011, with Alegre also winning by stoppage (RTD 6). This loss marks the sixth unsuccessful title try for Ayala.
The vacant WIBA minimum weight title was won for a second time by Gretchen Abaniel (12-4, 3 KO’s) when she stopped Modthanoi Sithsaithong (5-2, 3 KO’s) in the fourth round. Abaniel’s had first won the WIBA title in 2009, but lost the title to Samson Tor Buamas, by ten round decision in Thailand in early 2011. Abaniel has also held the WBC International minimum weight title.
In Panama, former WBA super bantamweight champion Chantall Martinez (18-5, 7 KO’s) won a 10 round unanimous decision over Migdalia Asprilla (9-3-2, 8 KO’s). No title was at stake.