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Venezuelan supermodel Ogleidis Suarez (19-2-1, 8 KO’s) won the full version of the WBA
featherweight title, outpointing Liliana Palmera (21-11-3, 15 KO’s) over 10 rounds in Panama. Suarez had held the interim version of the title since 2011 and had successfully defended it twice, including a seventh round stoppage of Palmera in their first meeting last October. Fighting almost exclusively in Panama, Suarez’s two blemishes on her record both came at the hands of Chantall Martinez; she lost a seven round decision on 2009, and was stopped in the fifth round of a WBA elimination bout in 2010. This was Palmera’s second straight loss; she’s had a total on nine title opportunities in her career, and hasn’t won one yet.
WBA light welterweight champion Monica Acosta (19-0-2, 5 KO’s) remained undefeated when she stopped Belinda Laracuente (26-28-3, 9 KO’s) in the seventh round in Argentina. Acosta, who also holds the WBA version of the light welterweight title, has now made nine successful defenses between the two belts. She won the WBC strap in 2009, and followed up by winning the WBA title in 2011. This was her third consecutive win by stoppage. Laracuente had a short stint as GBU champion back in 2007, but since 2005 she’s only won five bouts.
Susana Perez (14-5, 8 KO’s) won the WBC youth minimum-weight title from reigning champion Anahi Torres (12-11, 2 KO’s) in Tlaxcala, Mexico. This marks Perez’s first win in a title affair after five previous failing attempts, her last being a losing effort against Katia Gutierrez over a year ago for the IBF minimum-weight belt. Since the she’s won three straight, this bout included. Torres was on a good streak since starting out on the losing end of a pro career. Since 2011, she racked up a 9-1 record, winning the WBC youth title from Maria Salinas in 2011 and defending it four times before this past weekend’s bout.
Also in Mexico, Jessica Plata (11-0, 2 KO’s) kept her undefeated record intact with a 10 round win over Jasseth Noriega (16-2-1, 5 KO’s), successfully defending her WBC youth flyweight title for the fourth time, and the third time this year alone. Noriega came into the bout off a losing attempt at the WBC youth minimum-weight title. She was undefeated in her career until 2013, when she suffered both her defeats.