Centro de Espectaculos in Epazoyucan, Hidalgo, Mexico hosted a nine bout card with five female contests included. Among them were two world title fights and a pair of former world champions in action.
In one of the nights world title attractions, Zulina Munoz (42-1-2, 27 KO’s) successfully defended the WBC super-flyweight title against Renata Domsodi (12-5, 5 KO’s), scoring a sixth round TKO in her sixth defense of the belt. Munoz hadn’t taken a loss since 2007, and went unbeaten in 27 contests. She had a short reign as the WBC bantamweight title holder, and then held the WBC Youth title, making seven successful defenses. Taking the Silver title at the same weight, she’d defend that belt four times before making the jump to the super flyweight class, winning first the WBC Silver belt and then in 2012, the WBC world championship she holds today.
Domsodi recently won the WBF, Hungary, and UBO International bantamweight titles, but in the four scheduled 10 round contests in her career she’s been stopped on every occasion.
Former IBF bantamweight and current WBC Silver super-bantamweight champion Yazmin Rivas (30-8, 9 KO’s) and Alesia Graf (26-5, 11 KO’s) faced off in the nights second title bout with the vacant WBC crown on the line, with Rivas scoring a wide 10 round decision to win the title. The new champ had started out with a less than stellar record, but turned her career around after taking part in a reality TV series in 2011. She won seven straight contests and became IBF bantamweight champion before losing a close decision to Jessica Gonzalez late last year. She’s come back with two straight wins, this weekend’s bout included.
Alesia Graf has a long history as a world title holder, dating back to 2006 when she won the GBU super-flyweight title. She made 11 successful defenses over the three years that would follow, as well as winning the WIBF super-flyweight title that she would defend four times concurrently. From 2010-2012 she would go 2-2, losing a pair of title bouts but winning the WBF super bantamweight title before 15 months of inactivity. She returned earlier this year, losing to Zulina Munoz before being beaten by Rivas.
In the accompanying female contests, former WBC bantamweight title holder Jessica Gonzalez (5-1), defeated Yulihan Luna Avila (10-2, 1 KO) over 10 rounds. Esmeralda Moreno (27-7-1, 9 KO’s) former WBC Youth, Silver, and world light flyweight champion, won an eight round decision over Lorena Mendoza (1-8-1), and Estefani Casillas (1-1, 1 KO) won a four rounder over Lorena Cruz (1-1).
IBF featherweight champion Dahiana Santana (34-6, 14 KO’s) won the interim WBA featherweight title in the Dominican Republic with a 10 round decision over Francia Elena Bravo (16-4-2, 9 KO’s). Santana’s held the IBF strap since 2011 and has three defenses under her belt while Bravo, the WBA Fedalatin title holder, had come in on a seven fight winning streak, but had never been in a 10 round contest before.
Also in Mexico, Jessica Nery Plata (14-0, 2 KO’s) successfully defended the WBC Youth light flyweight title for the seventh time against the little experienced Cristina Vargas (2-1). The undefeated title holder took a 10 round unanimous decision. She’s held the belt since 2012, winning it in just her fifth pro outing.
Undefeated welterweight champion Tori “Sho-Nuff” Nelson (10-0-3, 1 KO) headlines a card at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The reigning WIBA champion made her third defense of the title, outpointing Nicole Woods (11-14-3, 3 KO’s) over 10 rounds. The champ, who also held world middleweight titles for the WBC and WIBA, was coming off a second round stoppage of Mia St. John in May. Woods, who had fought for world titles in the lightweight and light welterweight divisions, has been winless since mid-2010, accumulating a record of 0-8-2 in her last 10 bouts.