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2022-08-30
WOMEN'S BOXING REPORT- August 25 through August 28
Pictured: Carla Ayelen Merino


Diana Tapia, Linda Laura Lecca, Matshidiso Mokebisi, Gloria Gallardo, Ellen Simwaka, Carla Ayelen Merino, Olga Julio, Po Denman, and Simangele Hadebe were among those who recorded victories during the four-day period of Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28.


HEAVYWEIGHTS:

Sunday, August 28-

Razal Mohammed (3-0-2, 0 KOs)
PTS. 10
Rolen Mulebo (2-1, 0 KOs)
- Ms. Mohammed, ranked by BoxRec as South Africa's #1 heavyweight weighed in at 190 3/4. Ms. Mulebo tipped the scale at 183 3/4.


SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS:

Friday, August 26-

Nailini Helu (3-4-1, 0 KOs)
Maj. Dec. 8
Tinta Smith (0-2)
- The Tonga-born Ms. Helu is ranked by BoxRec as New Zealand's #1 super middleweight.
- The scores were 77-75, 77-75, and 76-76.


SUPER WELTERWEIGHTs/JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS/LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHTS:

Saturday, August 27-

Diana Tapia (Diana Tapia Castro; 5-1, 2 KOs)
Split Dec. 8
Carolyn Redmond (5-1, 2 KOs)
- The scores for the battle between the two world-ranked contenders were 78-73 and 77-74 for Ms. Tapia and 76-75 for Ms. Redmond.


FEATHERWEIGHTS:

Sunday, August 28-

Ntomboqala Tolashe (6-2, 1 KO)
TKO-2
Mashudu Ramakwelo (3-5, 1 KO)
- Ms. Tolashe is ranked by BoxRec as South Africa's #2 super bantamweight. She weighed in at 122 1/2. Ms. Ramakwelo weighed in at 124 1/2.


SUPER BANTAMWEIGHTS/JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHTS:

Friday, August 26-

Gloria Elena Yancaqueo (10-11-3, 3 KOs)
TKO-4
Elizabeth Britos (1-16-1, 0 KOs)
- Ms. Yancaqueo, now 2-0 versus Ms. Britos, has won 5 of her last 6 bouts including an upset UD 6 victory over Debora Anahi Dionicius.

Saturday, August 27-

Linda Laura Lecca (15-4-2, 1 ND, 3 NCs, 3 KOs; also listed as 17-5-2, 1 ND, 3 KOs)
PTS.
Rosibel Escobar (1-1, 0 KOs)
- Eric Armit reported that Ms. Lecca, a former WBA World super flyweight champion, won her bout against Ms. Escobar and is now seeking a world title shot as a super bantamweight.


BANTAMWEIGHTS:

Thursday, August 25-

Matshidiso Mokebisi (16-10-1, 6 KOs)
TKO-7
junior featherweight Patience Mastara (5-8-4, 1 KO)
- Ms. Mokebisi weighed in at 118; Ms. Mastara at 123 1/4.

Saturday, August 27-

Gloria Gallardo (12-2-1, 6 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 6
Alondra Prado Nava (4-6-2, 0 KOs)
- Ms. Gallardo, a former IBO World flyweight champion, was fighting for the first time since she won the then vacant IBO title by stopping Laetitia Arzalier in the sixth round on November 22, 2019.


SUPER FLYWEIGHTS/JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHTS:

Thursday, August 25-

Ellen Simwaka (11-5-2, 7 KOs)
Split Dec. 10
bantamweight Lina Kasweka (6-1, 2 KOs)
- This was a non-title bout. Ms. Simwaka's IBF Africa bantamweight title was not on the line.
- Ms. Simwaka weighed in at 114 1/2; Ms. Kasweka at 117.
- The scores were 96-93 for Ms. Kasweka and 97-93 and 96-93 for Ms. Simwaka.

Friday, August 26-

Carla Ayelen Merino (9-2, 2 KOs)
KO-3
Natalia Josefina Alderete (4-10, 1 KO)
- This was a non-title bout. Ms. Merino's South American super flyweight title was not at stake.

Saturday, August 27-

Olga Julio (36-18-2, 26 KOs)
TKO-5 1:20
Mireydis Hoyos (1-10-1, 1 KO)
- BoxRec ranks Ms. Julio, who has won her last 10 bouts, as Colombia's #1 flyweight. However, Ms. Julio hasn't fought as a flyweight since 2018. She's fought eight times since her last flyweight contest- 7 as a junior bantamweight and 1 as a bantamweight.

Marcela Nieto (5-0-1, 4 KOs)
TKO-1 1:00
Mileydis Mercaro (0-3)
- BoxRec ranks Ms. Nieto as Colombia's #1 super flyweight.

Sunday, August 28-

Po Denman (birth name: Chisakan Ariphat; 16-1-1, 5 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 6
Saitorn Phanthed (0-2)
- Ms. Denman won by three 59-55 scores and is now 2-0 versus Ms. Phanthed.

Petcharas Superchamp (birth name: Saowaluk Nareepongsri; 11-19, 5 KOs)
TKO-4 1:05
Manatsawee Srithongkham (1-6, 1 KO)
- Ms. Superchamp, a former WIBA and GBU World title challenger at 105 pounds, has won 3 of her last 4 bouts.

Babalwa Nqonqotha (4-2-1, 1 KO)
PTS. 10
Owethu Rula (2-3, 0 KOs)
- Ms. Nqonqotha, who BoxRec ranks as South Africa's #5 bantamweight, weighed in at 114 3/4; Ms. Rula at 114 1/4.


FLYWEIGHTS:

Thursday, August 25-

Simangele Hadebe (12-3-2, 4 KOs)
TKO-4
Stumai Muki (6-2, 0 KOs)
- Ms. Hadebe retained the African Boxing Union flyweight title.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt