In Mexico, WBC world super flyweight champion Zulina Munoz (39-1, 26 KO’s) made short work of Maribel Ramirez (8-6-2, 3 KO’s) stopping her in the first round. After an active round by both fighters, a left hook from Munoz stunned the challenger, seconds later a right hand to the jaw put Ramirez on the canvas where she was counted out at the 1:49 mark.
Munoz won the title last November and has defended it three times this year. A former regional title holder in the bantamweight division, she hasn’t lost since dropping a 10 round decision to Alesia Graf in 2007. This was Ramirez’s third consecutive loss.
The vacant IBO welterweight title remained unclaimed when Jennifer Retzke (12-1-1, 9 KO’s) and Florence Muthani (8-2-1) fought to a 10 round draw in Brandenburg, Germany. Retzke is a former IBF light middleweight champion, but has only fought once a year over the last three years. She already has two more world title bouts scheduled in October and December. Muthani had won eight straight bouts since losing her first two professional outings in 2006 and 2007.
Also in Germany, former WIBA and WIBF lightweight champion Rola El Halabi (12-1, 6 KO’s) became a world title holder again, defeating Dalia Vasarhelyi (4-4) over 10 rounds. The win earned El Halabi the WBF light welterweight title which was vacant at the time of the bout. This is a major step for El Halabi’s comeback since she was out of action after being shot by her step father prior to a world title defense over two years ago. In January she returned to the ring, but lost a tough fight to Lucia Morelli in a bout contested for three vacant world titles. This was Vasarhelyi’s seventh bout of 2013; she turned pro in late 2012.
Stateside action in New York, Melissa St. Vil (5-1-2) won the vacant IWBF welterweight title with a 10 round decision over Sarah Kuhn (6-4-1, 1 KO). This was St. Vil’s fourth straight win.
Gabriela Bouvier (10-4-1, 2 KO’s) won the vacant South American flyweight title in Argentina, defeating Romina Alcantra (6-5-1) over 10 rounds. Bouvier has literally alternated wins and losses since 2011, all losses coming in title opportunities. Alcantra, a former Argentina light flyweight champion has lost her last two bouts, including a world title shot in February to Daniela Bermudez.