In France, Nadia Hokmi (20-6-1, 9 KO’s) took a 10 round decision over Linda Soto (6-4, 3 KO’s) to win the vacant WBF bantamweight title. Hokmi, who has held the WIBF and WBF super flyweight belts had failed in multiple title shots prior to 2008 but has since been on a 10 fight winning streak including victories over Elena Reid and Julia Sahin. The knock on her is that she hasn’t been very active in recent years; she only fought twice in 2011, once in 2012 and once so far this year. For Soto, this was her fourth bout of the year; she was beaten by Jolene Blackshear and Ava Knight before taking the win in her last outing. She turned pro in 2008 but only fought once before going inactive until 2011 and resuming her career.
Sayda Mosquera (5-0-1, 4 KO’s) kept her undefeated record in-tact, fighting to a 10 round draw with Dayan Cordero (13-4-1, 9 KO’s) in Panama. The vacant IBO super bantamweight title was up for grabs in the bout. It was the first world title opportunity for both fighters; not bad for Mosquera, who entered the pro ranks just over a year ago. Cordero, who turned professional at just 14 years of age, had failed in three prior world title bouts but the now 17 year old boxer holds the WBC Latino super bantamweight strap.
WBC silver title holder Klara Svensson (11-0, 4 KO’s) fought another non-title bout in Denmark, defeating Milena Koleva (5-5-1) over eight rounds. The former WIBF light welterweight champion won the silver title in February, and has fought four times since without one bout being designated for the title.
Gina Chamie (5-0, 2 KO’s) is on the fast track; she knocked out Veronika Hornyak (4-2, 1 KO) in the sixth round in Hungary to win the vacant WBC youth lightweight title. Chamie turned pro just five months ago.