Female Fight News Aug. 27, 2018 Super featherweights
By David A. Avila
Super featherweight prospect Mikaela Mayer brought light to the division with her dominating win this past weekend.
After beating Hungary’s Edina Kiss by technical knockout on Saturday, it shed light on a division that overflows with talent all over the world.
Mayer announced publicly on ESPN that first goal on her list is winning a world title in the super featherweight division.
“I really want to take one of those belts at 130,” said Mayer, 28, after her win at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
The Southern California native, an ex-Olympian, has many world titlists to choose among. Only one of the titlists resides in the United States of America, two live and fight in Europe and a third in Asia.
None of those champions venture outside of their native countries.
IBF Maiva Hamadouche (18-1, 14 KOs) of France defeated Jennifer Salinas in 2016 to win the title and has defended it three times.
WBC Eva Wahlstrom (22-0-1, 3 KOs) of Finland defeated Natalia Del Valle in April 2015, and has defended the title four times. The last was against Melissa St. Vil who seemed to knock her down but it was not counted by the referee and won a majority decision in April.
WBA Hyun Mi Choi (16-0-1, 4 KOs) of South Korea defeated Chunyan Xi who had one pro fight while Choi was making her pro debut. Since the pro debut win Choi held the featherweight world title until 2013, then moved up a division to win the WBA super featherweight world title in May 2015 against Siriwan Thongmanit (6-7-1) by technical knockout. She has defended the title five times. Choi is 27.
WBO Ewa Brodnicka (15-0, 2 KOs) of Poland defeated Sarah Pucek of Canada to win the vacant title this past April. It was formerly held by Amanda Serrano who also has four other world titles in four other weight divisions. Serrano is currently preparing to vie for a sixth world title in six divisions on Sept. 8, when she meets Argentina’s Yamila Reynoso at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in the super lightweight division.
Aside from the world champions listed there are a ton of contenders all over the world just itching to get their shot.
Canada’s Sandy Tsagouris has plenty of world class experience and seeks a return to the top of the class. Another is Melissa St. Vil who lost a close match with Wahlstrom several months ago and seeks a rematch with the Finnish fighter.
It’s a pretty deep weight class and Mayer’s involvement only makes it deeper.
Speaking of former super featherweights, Maureen Shea who once fought for the super featherweight world title back in 2009, took part in the grand re-opening of a boxing gym that was closed when the former owner passed away from cancer.
Located in Simi Valley, Calif. the Quicksilver Hill Sports Academy gym was purchased and opened again on Saturday by comedian George Lopez. The head coach is former world champion Virgil Hill.
Representing the WBC as ambassadors were Shea and Brandon Rios.
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Daniela Rivero (6-1) beat Alejandra Morales (2-18-3) by decision in a six round fight on Saturday Aug. 25. The super bantamweight bout was held in Rafael Calzada, Buenos Aires.
Evelyn Bermudez (9-0) defeated Natalia Alderete (3-2) by unanimous decision after six rounds on Friday Aug. 24. The super flyweight match was held in Tres Arroyos, Buenos Aires.
Estefania Alaniz (3-1-1) was the winner by majority decision versus Patricia Reinoso (1-5-1) after four rounds on Friday Aug. 24. The super featherweight match took place in Mendoza.
On Friday Aug. 31, super featherweights Ana Guichapani (10-0) meets Tamara Nunez (6-10-3) in a six round fight at Quilmes, Buenos Aires.
Isis Macarena (5-1) was the winner by decision after six rounds versus Maria Nunez (3-1) on Saturday Aug. 25. The light flyweight fight was held at Iquique.
Ouyang Jianping (1-1) beat Ching Chan (0-1) by decision after four rounds on Friday Aug. 24. The light flyweight bout was held in Shenzen.
On Friday Aug. 31, lightweights Jenifer Rodriguez (6-2-2) and Monica Henao (1-0-3) meet in an eight round fight for the Colombian title. Also, Olga Julio (26-18-2) fights Endrimar Pirona (1-9) in an eight round super flyweight fight. Both fights take place in Barranquilla.
Dina Thorslund (12-0) defeated Mexico’s Jessica Munoz (17-2-1) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds. The win gives Thorslund the vacant WBO super bantamweight title and took place in Struer. Also, Joanna Ekedahl (7-0) won by second round technical knockout versus Alima Samsonova (0-2) in a light heavyweight fight.
Cintia Cinjel (3-0) defeated Diana Borkowska (0-1) by technical knockout in the first round on Monday Aug. 20. The flyweight match was held in Dunafoldvar. Also, Bianka Nagy (1-2) knocked out Valeria Kovacs (0-1) in round one; Kamila Boka (1-0) knocked out Virag Horvath (0-2) in round one.
On Sunday Sept. 2, light flyweights Shione Ogata (9-6) and Erika Hanawa (9-2) meet in an eight round fight at Osaka.
On Saturday Sept. 1, super lightweights Everline Odero (8-9-2) and Monalisa Sibanda (5-8) meet for the WIBA world title at Nairobi.
On Friday Aug. 31, light flyweights Monserrat Alarcon (10-4-2) and Mayela Perez (19-21-4) in a 10 round fight at Coahuila de Zaragoza.
Yokasta Valle (14-2) knocked out Haydee Zapa (3-1) in the second round on Friday Aug. 24. The light flyweight clash took place in Panama City. Valle, 25, fights out of San Jose, Costa Rica and is a former IBF mini flyweight world champion.
Umi Ishikawa (7-2) won by technical knockout in the second round over Wassana Kamdee (3-4) on Thursday Aug. 23. The minimum weight fight was held in Metro Manila.
Jade Taylor (1-0) won her pro debut by decision after four rounds versus Monika Antonik (1-13) on Saturday Aug. 25. The super lightweight bout took place in Manchester, England.
On Saturday Sept. 1, super bantamweights Kristen Fraser (3-0) and Dominika Novotna (1-2) meet in a six round fight at Aberdeen, Scotland.
Mikaela Mayer (7-0) won by technical knockout over Hungary’s Edina Kiss (14-8) at the end of the third round on Saturday Aug. 25. The super featherweight clash took place in Glendale, Arizona. Mayer, 28, is a former US Olympian and now has four knockouts in her resume.
Shianne Gist (4-0-2) was the winner by knockout in the first round versus Crystal Byers (0-4) on Saturday Aug. 25. The welterweight fight was held in Wheeling, West Virginia.
On Friday Aug. 31, super lightweights Chiedza Hombakomba (1-0-2) and Patricia Apolot (4-0) meet in a six round fight at Harare. Also, Revai Madondo (0-2-1) and Martina Tajhua (0-0) meet in a four round fight.