WBA Champ Hyun Mi Choi Wins Again and More News and Results
By David A. Avila
WBA super featherweight titlist Hyun Mi Choi added another notch to her belt with a technical knockout win over challenger Simone Aparecido da Silva over the weekend in South Korea.
Choi, 30, remains in place as one of the challengers for the super featherweight tournament that was stalled due to an injury of Great Britain’s Terri Harper. The other two titlists are scheduled to meet tentatively on Nov.5, in Las Vegas.
Always aggressive Choi (19-0-1, 5 KOs) belted her way to victory over Brazil’s Aparecido (17-17, 6 KOs) until it was stopped at 45 seconds into the ninth round. It should be noted that featherweight champion Amanda Serrano dispensed with Aparecido in three rounds.
Still, Choi made her eighth defense of the WBA super featherweight title that she grabbed back in May 2014 by stoppage over Thailand’s Siriwan Thongmanit. She formerly held the WBA featherweight title too and defended it seven times without loss.
All roads are clear for Choi to face Harper who has been inactive since breaking her arm during sparring. No date has been set for the confrontation. The other two champions WBO titlist Mikaela Mayer and IBF titlist Maiva Hamadouche will meet each other possibly on Nov. 5, in Las Vegas.
Not pound for pounders
Argentine icon Yesica Bopp suffered her first loss as a pro in eight years. But most people fail to remember she also lost in the trials last year to make the Olympic team.
Bopp wasn’t the only former top pound for pound fighter who lost during Olympic trials. Others like Delfine Persoon, Maiva Hamadouche, and Christina Hammer also lost to amateur boxers in their attempts to win Olympic glory in Tokyo this past summer.
So why are they rated in several publications as top pound for pound fighters?
It boggles the mind.
Anyone who still ranks these aforementioned fighters in their pound for pound rankings should not be taken seriously any longer.
Lightweight action in So Cal
A couple of undefeated lightweights Chelsey Anderson and Elvina White had no hesitation about facing each other. Refreshing.
Anderson (4-0) of Yorba Linda, Calif. was the lesser-known quantity when she stepped into the boxing ring in Montebello, California last Thursday. She made an impressive showing with two knockdowns of White (5-1), a very strong fighter in the 135-pound division out of Los Angeles.
It looked very bleak for White after getting dropped twice in the first two rounds, but she rallied furiously and made Anderson work hard the last two rounds of the four-round bout. The crowd was ecstatic about the action-packed performance of the two lightweights.
Expect one or both of these lightweights to climb to the top.
Another SoCal Confrontation
Middleweight contender Maricela Cornejo (13-5) and Miranda Barber (2-2) are scheduled to meet on Saturday Sept. 25, at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena in Pico Rivera, California.
Cornejo formerly fought for the middleweight and super middleweight world titles. This is her first fight since March of this year when she lost a decision to Alma Ibarra. Barber fought two weeks ago and won by decision against Ayanna Tramont in New York.
A media event is scheduled on Wednesday Sept. 22, in front of the Doubletree Hotel in Montebello Mall in Montebello, Calif. said a MarvNation Promotions spokesman. All of the participants are expected to attend the event open to the public.
More Fight News
Karen Dominguez (0-0-1) and Claudia Landaida (0-1-1) fought to a split draw after four rounds on Saturday Sept. 18. The minimum weight match was held at Perez.
Juliana Basualdo (5-2) defeated iconic former champion Yesica Bopp (36-2) by split decision after six rounds on Friday Sept. 17. The bantamweight fight was held at Posadas, Misiones.
On Friday Sept. 24, bantamweights Florencia Juarez (6-1) and Antonella Molina (1-9-1) meet six rounds at Buenos Aires.
On Saturday Sept.25, super bantamweights Edith Matthysse (16-11-1) and Laura Griffa (18-5) meet 10 rounds at Buenos Aires.
On Saturday Sept. 25, featherweights Marcela Acuna (49-7-2) and Natalia Alderete (3-3) meet six rounds at Concordia.
On Saturday Sept.25, lightweights Sara Bellotti (3-0) and Andrea Dukic (0-3) meet four rounds at Vienna.
On Thursday Sept. 23, featherweights Martine Vallieres Bisson (3-0) and Lindsay Garbatt (9-7-2) meet six rounds in Quebec City.
Elhem Mekhaled (15-0) knocked out Pasa Malagic (15-8) in the first round on Saturday Sept. 18. The EBU super featherweight title fight took place at Feyzin.
Delfine Mancini (4-0) won by unanimous decision after eight rounds versus Melanie Mercier (2-12-1) on Saturday Sept. 18. The French bantamweight title fight took place at Vigneux.
Angelica Finch (2-0) knocked out Lara Meyer (0-3) in the first round on Sunday Sept. 19. The featherweight bout was held at Landau.
On Friday Sept. 24, super featherweights Beke Bas (14-0) and Marina Sakharov (5-12-2) meet six rounds at Berlin. Also, bantamweights Michele Klich (2-0) and Sanja Pilipovic (0-1) meet six rounds.
On Saturday Sept.25, lightweights Natalie Zimmermann (6-0) and Karina Kopinska (14-41-4) meet six rounds at Hamburg.
Valentina Bustamante (2-0) defeated Ksenija Medic (2-21-2) by decision after six rounds on Saturday Sept. 18. The super featherweight fight took place at Trieste.
On Wednesday Sept. 22, minimum weights Ayaka Miyao (23-9-2) and Kaori Nagai (6-2-3) meet eight rounds at Tokyo.
Czarina McCoy (8-0) won by decision over Lizeth Garcia (2-15) after eight rounds on Saturday Sept. 18. The super flyweight bout took place in Monterrey.
Karla Ramos (7-9) defeated Liliana Palmera (29-14-3) by unanimous decision after 10 rounds on Wednesday Sept. 15. The super featherweight title fight took place at Aguascalientes.
Valerie Medina (2-0-1) beat Margarita Dionicio (0-2) by unanimous decision after four rounds on Wednesday Sept. 15. The super lightweight fight was held in Merida.
On Friday Sept. 24, super bantamweights Ericka Rodriguez (3-0) and Joseline Rodriguez (0-0-1) meet four rounds at Tijuana.
On Friday Sept. 24, middleweights Olivia Curry (2-0) and Karina Avila (1-0) meet four rounds at Michoacan.
On Friday Sept. 24, lightweights Aleksandra Sidorenko (9-0) and Jelena Janicijevic (4-1) meet 10 rounds for EBU title at Piatek.
On Sunday Sept. 26, super featherweights Fatuma Yazidu (18-5) and Anna Krasnoperova (5-0) meet 10 rounds at Moscow.
Simangele Hadebe (10-3-2) won by unanimous decision after 10 rounds versus Thema Zuma (5-6) on Saturday Sept. 18. The flyweight bout was held in Gauteng.
On Friday Sept. 24, lightweights Kholosa Ndobayini (13-10) and Bonita Van Jaarsveld (5-3-2) meet 10 rounds for the South African title at Polokwane in an all-female boxing card. Also, lightweights Bukiwe Nonina (15-4-1) vs Ntomboqala Tolashe (4-1); flyweights Nozwelethu Mathontsi (9-1) vs Halima Vunjabei (9-7-1); middleweights Rushda Mallick (2-1) vs Rita Mrwebi (6-7-2); lightweights Cicilia Pitiseni (1-3-1) vs Raider Muleba (3-12-1); super middleweights Lillian Molala (2-9-1) vs Razel Mohammed (0-0-1); and super bantamweights Lufuno Mutshayi (1-3-1) vs Bathabile Ziqubu (1-1).
Hyun Mi Choi (19-0-1) won by technical knockout in the ninth round over Brazil’s Simone Aparecida da Silva (17-17) on Saturday Sept. 18. The WBA super featherweight world title fight took place in Seoul.
Eva Cantos (2-1) defeated Vanesa Caballero (4-10-3) by decision after five rounds on Saturday Sept. 18. The super bantamweight match was held at Madrid.
On Thursday Sept. 23, bantamweights Melanie Sorroche (17-2-2) and Angela Cannizzaro (6-10-1) meet eight rounds in Madrid.
Pornchita Seehaburan (8-2) won by technical knockout in the third round over Phetcharat Chankasemsuk (0-3) on Tuesday Sept. 14. The featherweight fight was held at Pathum Thani. Also, Phakamat Suepsoda (1-2) knocked out Petcharat Suwatsathapon (0-1) in third round; and Pornkamon Thongpuk (1-0) beat Supannee Ketmanee (0-3) in super bantamweight fights. Rungnapha Onwichian (1-0) knocked out Sansanee Kamin (0-1) in first round flyweight fight. Pattarawan Thaosuwan (1-0) beat Somwang Sawinchai (2-3-1) by decision in a featherweight fight.
Megan Redstall (1-0) won her pro debut after six rounds versus Ivanka Ivanova (3-16-3) on Saturday Sept. 18. The super bantamweight fight was held at Swindon.
Emma Dolan (1-0) won by technical knockout in the first round over Nicole Goldsmith-Ryan (0-1) on Friday Sept. 17. The bantamweight bout was held at Norwich.
On Friday Sept. 24, light flyweights Kate Radomska (0-0) and Judit Hachbold (5-11) meet four rounds at Glasgow, Scotland. Also, welterweights Beth Arthur (0-0) and Klaudia Vigh (3-31-1) meet six rounds.
Chelsey Anderson (4-0) defeated Elvina White (5-1) by unanimous decision after four rounds on Thursday Sept. 16. The lightweight match between undefeated fighters was held in Montebello, Calif.
Kaitlin Lavigne (1-1) beat Melody Popravak (1-1) by split decision after four rounds on Thursday Sept. 16. The middleweight fight was held in Atlanta.
On Thursday Sept. 23, minimum weights Lorraine Villalobos (4-3) and Alexis Martinez (0-2) meet four rounds at Costa Mesa, California.
On Friday Sept. 24, welterweights Stevie Jane Coleman (0-1) and Christina Barry (1-7) meet four rounds at Hartford, Conn.
On Saturday Sept.25, middleweights Maricela Cornejo (13-5) and Miranda Barber (2-2) meet six rounds at Pico Rivera, Calif.
On Saturday Sept. 25, bantamweights Mikenna Tansley (4-0) and Danielle Bennett (2-0) meet eight rounds at Hammond, Indiana.
On Saturday Sept. 25, super lightweights Janina Lopez (1-1) and Destiny Jones (0-0) meet four rounds at Floresville, Texas.
On Saturday Sept. 25, flyweights Maryguenn Vellinga (2-1-1) and Indeya Smith (1-3-1) fight for the third time in a year at Wendover, Utah.