Headlining a two bout card in Chile, IBF bantamweight champion Carolina Rodriguez (13-0, 1 KO) made the second defense of the title against Dayana Cordero (13-5-1, 9 KO’s) at
Polideportivo Estadio Nacional. Over the course of 10 close rounds, Rodriguez came out with a close split decision win, the difference being one point on the deciding judge’s scorecard. Rodriguez, who also holds the WIBA bantamweight title, won the IBF belt in May, taking a 10 round decision over Janeth Perez. Unfortunately for Cordero, she has now failed in five world title tries in four weight divisions, losing on four occasions and drawing in one. Just over a year ago she won the vacant WBC Latino female super bantamweight title.
Victoria Argueta (13-1, 4 KO’s) defended the IBF minimum-weight title against Alondra Garcia (9-2, 1 KO) in Queretaro, Mexico. Argueta walked away with a split decision win, the two scorecards in her favor giving her a six point advantage. It was her second defense after winning the title in May from Nancy Franco, a step up after holding the WBC silver and Mexico minimum-weight belts. Garcia’s record was built on victories over winless opponents with both her losses coming in world title bouts.
Also on the card, former WBC light flyweight champ Esmeralda Moreno (28-7-1, 9 KO’s) took and eight round decision over Linda Contreras (0-1) who was making her pro debut. Moreno has also held the WBC Youth and Silver light flyweight belts as well as the Mexico title in the light flyweight, flyweight, and bantamweight divisions.
Former flyweight champion Simona Galassi (21-3-1, 4 KO’s) defended her EBU flyweight title, defeating Frances flyweight champ, Laetitia Arzalier (6-1, 2 KO’s) over 10 rounds. This is the second stint as EBU champ for Galassi, who held the title early in her career before going on to reign as the WBC flyweight and IBF super flyweight champion winning seven world title contests in all. Last December she was outpointed in a try for the WBA flyweight belt by title holder Susi Kentikian.
Former world title challenger Anita Torti (9-3-1, 3 KO’s) successfully defended the Italy lightweight title on the under card, beating Monica Gentili (3-2, 1 KO) over 10 rounds. This was the second match up between the two, who fought four months ago with Torti also winning that bout by decision.
In non-title action, WBA atom-weight champion Ayaka Miyao (18-5-1, 3 KO’s) scored an eight round stoppage over Yokfah Mor Krungthepthonburi (0-7) in Japan.