In the lone female title fight of the week, WBC lightweight champion Erica Anabella Farias (16-0, 9 KO’s) made a quick and successful defense of the title with a third round knockout of Liliana Palmera (21-10-3, 15 KO’s) in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday night.
The two first matched just over a year ago in February of 2012, with Palmera surrendering after the sixth round. In this bout Farias took control from the start, with Palmera missing most of the wide lopping punches she threw. Midway into the third round, the cornered Palmera was dropped by a flurry of punches from the champion. Beating the count, she nearly made it to round’s end when a three-punch combination to the body followed by a right to the head dropped the challenger a second time, this time for the full count.
The victory makes five successful defenses of the title for Farias, who has held the WBC strap since August of 2011, and held the interim version of the same belt dating back to May of 2010. She remains undefeated while Palmera notches her title bout tally to 0-8.
In Belgium, undefeated Sabrina Giuliani (11-0, 0 KO’s) retained the EBU light welterweight title with a 10 round decision over Dalia Vasarhelyi (3-2, 0 KO’s). It was Giuliani’s second defense of the title she won in February of last year with a 10 round decision win over Eva Marcu.
Raja Amasheh (15-0-1, 4 KO’s) kept her undefeated streak going, stopping Agnes Draxler (4-4, 0 KO’s) in the fifth round in a non-title affair in Germany.
In other female action:
Mara Marques (1-0, 1 KO) had a successful pro debut stopping Tiana Barber (0-2) in Detroit, USA. Carla Weiss (8-1-1, 0 KO) won a four round decision over Florencia Contrereas (3-3-1, 0 KO’s) in Argentina. Also in Argentina, Cecilia Mena (2-1, 1 KO) won in four rounds over Valeria Granejo (0-1-1). In Italy, Anita Torti (7-2-1, 3 KO’s) won a six round decision over Floarea Lihet (10-13-4, 3 KO’s). Maria Nunoz (14-10, 12 KO’s) stopped Alicia Galeano (0-1) in the second round in Paraguay. Making her debut in Russia, Anastasia Teresenkeva (1-0) won in four rounds over Anna Boyarkina (0-1). In Columbia, Lely Luz Florez (12-5, 6 KO’s) won in six rounds over Paola Rojas (4-17-1, 2 KO’s) and Francia Elena Bravo (12-3-2, 9 KO’s) stopped Omaira Suarez (1-16, 1 KO) in the second round. Rosette Bangala (1-0) won a six round decision over Clarisa Mitosa (0-1) in the Congo. Karine Rinaldo (6-1-1, 1 KO) won in six rounds over Claudia Ferenci (6-27-5, 2 KO’s) in France. Irish boxer Cristina McMahon (5-0, 2 KO’s) took an eight round decision over Karina Kepinski (2-3, 1 KO). Ornella Damiani (2-0, 2 KO’s) stopped Masa Bacanov (2-3, 1 KO) in the third round in Switzerland. In Uganda, Florence Muthani (5-2, 2 KO’s) won a six round decision over Shabilla Namaga (0-3-1). Senae Jah (8-1, 2 KO’s) rebounded from her loss last month to win a six round bout over Evgeniya Zablotskaya (4-9, 2 KO’s) in Belgium. Three weekday bouts in Japan: Satomi Nishimura (5-0, 1 KO) won in six rounds over Phetnaree Phraithong (0-1), Naoko Fujioka (10-0, 6 KO’s) defeated Maribel Ramirez (8-5-2, 3 KO’s) by fourth round knockout, and Fujin Raika (25-7-1, 10 KO’s) won in eight rounds over Cristina Sanchez (0-2).