Apologies for the delay this week, circumstances beyond this writers control prevented an earlier posting of this weeks women’s news. Anyway…
It was a relatively light week for the females. In Mexico, former IBF and WBC flyweight title holder Arely Mucino (18-2-1, 10 KO’s) made short work of Olga Julio (14-14-1, 9 KO’s) stopping her in the second round.
Julio did her best to circle the ring and establish a safe distance: so safe that she couldn’t connect with her own jab. In the closing seconds of the first round, Mucino had Julio cornered, and dropped her with a barrage of punches. Julio beat the count and continued, but was dropped again by the midpoint of the second round and finally for a third and final time in the closing seconds of the second frame.
This marks Mucino’s third consecutive win since dropping a ten round decision to Marian Juarez just over a year ago. For Julio, this was her second consecutive KO stoppage.
In Germany, Marie Riederer (14-1-1, 9 KO’s) extended her unbeaten streak, taking a 10 round decision over the not so dangerous Galina Gumliiska (9-24, 1 KO), retaining the WIBF light welterweight title.
It was Riederer’s first title defense of the belt she won in October of last year. She’s now won five straight, and is unbeaten in her last 10 outings. Her lone defeat came in 2010 at the hands of Christina Hammer. Gumliiska, who turned pro in 1997, had preceded this bout with a victory, but was on a 13 bout losing skid before that. This was her second attempt at a world title.
In Monday action in Japan, the WBA atom weight champion Ayaka Miyao (15-5-1, 1 KO) successfully defended the title for the third time, defeating Mari Ando (10-5, 5 KO’s) over 10 rounds. Besides being her third defense, this was also Miyao’s eighth straight win. Ando was coming in off a third round stoppage win over Petchsairung Looksaikongsin. This was the second time these two have met; they fought for the first time in 2012, with Miyao also winning that bout by 10 round decision.