Female Fight News June 11, 2018 Germany Rocking Again
By David A. Avila
Germany is rocking this week. Just like old times.
A decade ago if you wanted to find a top tier female prize fight, you looked to Germany. Now the rest of the world has caught up but the country still has a few nuggets in the closet.
Yokasta Valle (13-1) of Costa Rica has accepted a challenge from Germany’s Tina Rupprecht (7-0) on Saturday June 16, to fight for the vacant WBC minimum weight world title at Munich, Germany.
Valle, a former minimum weight champion, recently was scheduled to fight in Tijuana, Mexico against ultra-tough Kenia Enriquez. But for reasons unexplained, the promoters of that event failed to come through. It would have been the top fight of the year so far.
Now the Costa Rican faces a speedster in Rupprecht who once fought outside of Germany. It’s always a challenge to fight someone in their home country.
Valle knows this routine.
Last year she willingly accepted to fight Japan’s mighty Naoko Fujioka the five-division world champion in her Tokyo stomping grounds. It was a spectacular clash of two fearless fighters.
“I just want to fight the best,” said Valle, 25. “I’m not afraid to fight anyone anywhere.”
So far, she’s proven more than capable of matching blows with anyone in the world in the minimum weight and light flyweight division.
Rupprecht, 25, once fought outside of Germany when she met Yana Denisova in Tambov, Russia. She defeated Denisova and the Russian girl has yet to get a win since losing to Rupprecht in May 2016.
It’s speed versus speed but usually that’ what you get in the minimum weight division. Rarely do you get power in this 105-pound weight limit. Rupprecht has three knockouts on her resume and Valle has six. It should be worth watching.
While Layla McCarter defends the GBU and WIBF welterweight titles against Ruth Chisale of Malawi, in Karlsruhe, a number of other female fights are tabbed to take place on the same fight card. A light flyweight title fight between Sarah Bormann and Fatuma Yazidu for the GBU and WIBF titles should be a good one.
But all eyes will be on McCarter, 39, who is gunning for Norway’s Cecilia Braekhus should she pass by the unknown youngster 21-year-old Chisale. The top spot on the pound for pound list is the ultimate prize or is it. More likely a six figure contract has more appeal than a symbolic title by media. Only a match with Braekhus or Katie Taylor can provide those numbers.
Light flyweights were on display this past week in Los Angeles. Former light flyweight champ Louis Hawton returned to the win column with a knockout win over Mexico’s Elvia Trevino at Hollywood.
Australia’s Hawton has an engaging style and was too strong for Trejo at the minimum weight of 105 pounds. When Hawton moves up she will get even stronger. She’s now training in Los Angeles and suddenly the town has become a haven for light flyweights.
Speaking of light flyweights, this past Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, light flyweight Lina Lincona made her pro debut and won by stoppage. She’s a member of the fighting Lincona family. Boxing runs in their veins.
This coming Saturday bantamweight comet Adelaida Ruiz brings her heavy hands to the City of Industry where she meets Karla Valenzuela in a six round co-main event.
Ruiz has shown remarkable punching power and looks to connect for a third consecutive knockout win. Valenzuela however is a veteran fighter who has met the best in the ring. It should be interesting.
Female Fight News
Laura Griffa (16-1) defeated Cintia Castillo (8-4) by decision after 10 rounds on Saturday June 9. The win gives Griffa the Argentine super bantamweight title and took place in Villa Carlos Paz.
Marianela Ramirez (2-1) defeated Valeria Almiron (2-17) by decision after six rounds on Friday June 8. The super bantamweight fight was held in San Bernardo.
Leonela Yudica (14-0-3) won by unanimous decision after eight rounds versus Virginia Carcamo (4-6-2) on Friday June 8. The super flyweight clash took place in San Juan, San Juan.
Ayelen Granadino (2-0) beat Victoria Moreyra (1-4) by decision after four rounds on Friday June 8. The light flyweight contest took place in San Francisco Solano.
On Friday June 15, super bantamweights Jennifer Rasjido (7-0-1) and Marta Juncos (5-28-4) meet in a fight set for six three-minute rounds at Tinogasta.
On Saturday June 16, lightweights Macarena Ledesma (7-0) and Melisa Dozo (4-1-3) meet in a 10 round South American title fight at Cipolleti, Rio Negro. Also, Abril Vidal (1-0) and Natalia Sisterna (1-0) clash in a four round super welterweight match.
Delfine Persoon (41-1) easily defeated Natalia Del Valle Aguirre (8-11-3) on Saturday June 9. The WBC lightweight title fight took place in Eernegem. (For more on this fight read Phil Woolever’s story on this site.)
Maria Eve Dicaire (12-0) was the winner by decision after 10 rounds versus Yamila Abellaneda (6-2) on Saturday June 9. The super welterweight fight was held in Montreal.
On Saturday June 16, lightweights Kylie Angel (0-0) and Ana Palacio (1-2) meet in a four round fight at Hamilton, Ontario.
Ramona Kuehne (27-1) defeated Bojana Libiszewska (5-30) by decision after eight rounds on Saturday June 9. The lightweight contest took place in Leipzig. Also, Fabiana Bytyqi (13-0) won by first round technical knockout over Teona Pirosmanashvili (2-4) in a minimum weight fight.
On Saturday June 16, minimum weights Tina Rupprecht (7-0) and Yokasta Valle (13-1) meet in a 10 round fight for the WBC world title at Munich, Bayern. Also, bantamweights Tatyana Zrazhevskaya (6-0) and Gabriella Busa (6-8) meet in a 10 round fight.
On Saturday June 16, welterweights Layla McCarter (41-13-5) and Ruth Chisale (10-1) meet in a 10 round fight for the GBU and WIBF titles at Karlsruhe. Also, light flyweights Sarah Bormann (5-0) and Fatuma Yazidu (16-5) meet in a 10 round bout for the GBU and WIBF titles. Plus, super welterweights Johanna Kruse (1-0) and Lora Glusica (0-1) meet in a four round bout.
On Saturday June 16, featherweights Susan Kolukisa (1-0-1) and Nana Chakhvashvili (5-6) meet in a four round fight at Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Sandra Robles (21-2) was the winner by unanimous decision after 10 rounds against Brenda Ramos (9-7) on Saturday June 9. The WBA light flyweight world title fight took place in Tijuana, Mexico. Robles, 24, is trained by Gustavo Enriquez the father of Kenia Enriquez and Tania Enriquez. Also, Melissa Esquivel (6-0) won by unanimous decision after six rounds against Jacqueline Coutino (8-4) in bantamweight match.
On Monday June 18, light flyweights Jessica Basulto (1-0) and Crystal Solis (0-0) meet in a four round fight at Merida.
On Tuesday June 12, super lightweights Marina Popova (5-1) and Lela Terashvili (9-12-1) meet in a six round fight at Novorossiysk.
Hedda Wolmarans (4-0) defeated Ndabayini Kholose (10-6) by decision after six rounds on Saturday June 9. The super lightweight fight took place in Johannesburg.
Mikaela Lauren (31-5) was the winner by decision after six rounds Eva Bajic (14-12) on Saturday June 9. The super welterweight fight took place in Gothenburg.
Arasa Nimnoi (1-1) was the winner by unanimous decision after six rounds versus Sornsawan Khunmarn (2-6) on Sunday June 3. The flyweight bout took place in Bangkok.
Lauren Johnson (3-0) defeated Klaudia Vigh (3-24-1) by decision after eight rounds on Saturday June 9. The super welterweight contest was held in Willenhall, West Midlands.
On Friday June 15, lightweights Sam SJ Smith (8-1) and Anisha Basheel (7-5) meet in a 10 round fight for the Commonwealth title in Bethnal Green, London. Also, Ruqsana Begum (0-1) and Danielle Hodges (0-1) meet in a four round super flyweight bout.
On Saturday June 16, super welterweights Hannah Rankin (4-1) and Sanna Turunen (4-0-1) meet in a 10 round clash for the vacant WBC Silver title at Paisley, Scotland. Rankin, 27, fights out of Glasgow, Scotland and Turunen, 43, fights out of Finland.
Lina Lincona (1-0) won her pro debut by third round knockout versus Brittney Horton (0-2) on Saturday June 9. The light flyweight bout took place in Los Angeles. Licona, 20, fights out of Orange County.
Louisa Hawton (8-1) knocked out Elvia Trevino (2-4) in the fourth round on Wednesday June 6. The minimum weight fight took place in Hollywood, California. Also, Elvina White (2-0) won by decision after four rounds versus Annette Pabello (0-3) in a super lightweight match. (For more read the story by Maureen Shea and Sindy Amador on this site.)
On Friday June 15, bantamweights Adelaida Ruiz (5-0) and Karla Valenzuela (3-19-3) meet in a six round bout at City of Industry, California.
Leiryn Flores (12-0-1) won by knockout in the fourth round over Daniela Maramara (0-3) on Saturday June 9. The light flyweight bout was held in Petare.