Adelaida Ruiz Wins by KO at Pechanga Casino

Adelaida “La Cobra” Ruiz Dominates at Pechanga Casino in Temecula


By David A. Avila

TEMECULA, Ca.-After a long period of fighting out of the country Adelaida “La Cobra” Ruiz returned to Southern California and with her came hundreds of her ardent followers as she won by knockout over Mexico’s Maria Cecilia Roman on Friday.

Ruiz (14-0-1, 8 KOs) looked sharp and stepped in with a disciplined attack against Roman (17-8) who fought behind a peek-a-boo style throughout the fight. Ruiz fired away at openings with a measured attack in front of several thousand fans at Pechanga Arena on the MarvNation Promotions card.

Midway through the eight-round match Ruiz increased the tempo of the attack with blisterinig combinations to the body and head. During one of the combinations she connected with a left hook to Roman’s temple and down she went for the count. She beat the count.

Ruiz never slowed the attack and each round her blows seemed to increase with power and the impact of the punches resonated in the arena. The interim WBC super flyweight titlist, whose title was not at stake, seemed determined to win by knockout.

In the eighth and final round Ruiz staggered Roman with another left hook to the temple and that only sparked the more punches from the Southern California fighter. She unloaded her bullet chambers and the referee decided to stop the action at 1:19 of the eighth round.

Ruiz remains the number one contender in the WBC super flyweight division. But will she receive an opportunity to fight the current titlist Asley Gonzalez? The WBC has a history of not allowing its interim titlists to fight the actual champion. Kenia Enriquez spent five years waiting for her time in the light flyweight division that never came. She moved up a weight division instead.

A match between Ruiz and Gonzalez would be a candidate for Fight of the Year if it happened.