Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez (38-7-3, 16 KO’s) returned to the ring this weekend, successfully defending the WBC International super flyweight title with a 10 round decision over boxer/Muay Thai fighter Buakaew OnesongchaiGym (6-2-1) in Jalisco, Mexico.
Juarez had won the regional strap in July, outpointing Riyo Togo over 10 rounds in a rematch that stirred controversy before the opening bell when Togo was found to have padding removed from her gloves. The bout went on (with new gloves of course) and Juarez took a relatively one sided 10 round decision; a far cry from the (now questionable) stunning first round stoppage she suffered at Togo’s hands just three months earlier. Juarez had been a long reigning world flyweight champion, making 14 successful defenses of the WBC interim and full version titles before being dethroned by Ava Knight a year ago.
OnesongchaiGym, who was making her first trip outside Thailand, won the WBC Asian Council flyweight title in her last outing against Norj Guro. She had lost a six round decision in her pro debut, but had gone 6-0-1 leading up to this bout.
In Santa Fe, Argentina, Alejandra Oliveras (31-2-2, 16 KO’s) won the vacant WBC light welterweight title stopping Lely Luz Florez (14-6-1, 8 KO’s) in seven rounds. Oliveras is also a former WBA lightweight champion as well as being the current WBO featherweight title holder with five successful defenses under her belt. Florez briefly held the interim WBC light welterweight strap in 2009 and despite having a 1-3 tally over 2011 and 2012 was having a good year in 2013, going 3-0-1 leading to this weekend’s contest. She’s had other world title opportunities over the years but hasn’t been able to win one.
In Tlaxcala, Mexico, Susana Cruz Perez (15-5, 8 KO’s) made her first defense of the WBC Youth minimum-weight title. Perez took a 10 round decision over Yesenia Gomez (6-4, 3 KO’s), a former WBC Youth flyweight champ, who has now lost her second consecutive bout.
This coming weekend, Sayda Mosquera (5-0, 4 KO’s) puts her undefeated record up against Dayana Cordero 13-4 (9 KO’s) for the vacant IBO super bantamweight title. Three women’s bouts headline a card in the Dominican Republic; IBF featherweight champ Dahiana Santana (32-6, 14 KO’s), IBF super bantamweight title holder Katy Wilson Castillo (18-1, 11 KO’s), and Marilyn Hernandez (24-9, 15 KO’s) are all scheduled to fight opponents to be named. Klara Svensson (10-0, 4 KO’s) meets Milena Koleva (5-4-1) on the undercard of “Nordic Fight Night” in Denamark, a card headlined by light heavyweights Erik Skoglund and Lolenga Mock.