Former IBF light flyweight champion Yessica Chavez (22-4-3, 4 KO’s) won the vacant WBC International light flyweight title with a 10 round unanimous decision over Norj Guro (7-5-1, 4 KO’s) at Centro de Usos Multiples in Sinaloa, Mexico. “Kika” had the edge in all aspects of the contest: speed, accuracy, footwork and defense saw the new champ land crisp combinations and counter punch effectively en route to winning scores of 100:90, and 98:92 twice.
This is the sixth title Chavez has held in her nine year career, two being world championships. Along the way she’s defeated top level champions or former champions, Yesica Bopp, Melissa McMorrow, and Irma Sanchez among them. She came into Saturday night’s bout off a decision loss to Ibeth Zamora Silva in a WBC light flyweight title bout.
Another WBC International title holder, Heather Hardy (12-0, 2 KO’s), defended her super bantamweight title in front of a home town crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It was the first time a female fight was featured on a Premier Boxing Champions card; the show featured Andy Lee vs. Peter Quillin and Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson and the televised co-features.
Facing Hardy in her first title defense was Renata Domsodi (12-7, 5 KO’s), a 40 year old out of Budapest , Hungary and former WBF International, UBO International, and Hungary bantamweight title holder. She had come in losing three of her last four bouts, all coming against world champions. This bout included, she had fought in four different weight classes in her last five contests.
Hardy had little trouble with the challenger over the course of the bout, which lasted only three rounds due to an accidental head butt that caused a cut over Domsodi’d eye. The ringside doctor had allowed the bout to continue only to be waved off shortly after as a result of Domodi’s complaints. Unfortunately for Hardy, the situation surrounding the stoppage resulted in a no contest, though she retained her title and kept her undefeated record intact.
Poland’s undefeated super lightweight Ewa Piatkowska (7-0, 4 KO’s) won the vacant WBC Silver title, scoring a 10 round decision over three time world title challenger Jane Kavulani (16-13-2, 6 KO’s) in Gliwice, Poland. Piatkowska has been a pro for just over two years, while Kavulani is moving into her 13th year, but hasn’t been able to win a big fight to push her career forward.
In a bit of new we were unable to report last week, unified world champion Cecilia Braekhus, who holds the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO welterweight titles, has teamed up with world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, the two aiming to have their management companies work side by side.
The joint venture would put Klitschko’s companies, K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group in with Braekhus’s First Lady Promotions (FLP) and First Lady Sport (FLS) companies. This is a huge opportunity for the pound for pound queen to expand her career, especially with professional boxing now legal in her home country of Norway. Speaking on the partnership, Braekhus told Proboxing-fans.com, “Together we will create even more historic boxing moments…working with the world best within boxing, sport and media was an opportunity I simply could not say no to.”