From WBC Boxing:
KIKA CHAVEZ ASTUTELY DEFENDS HER WBC FLYWEGHT CROWN
World Boxing Council flyweight champion, Yessica “Kika” Chavez, busily defended her crown for the first time, defeating former double former world champion, Italian Simona Galassi at the BlackBerry Auditorium of
Mexico City, via a ninth round technical decisión.
In the main event of the night, the Queen of Ecatepec grimly imposed her will and precise boxing style, bringing it to bear on the tough southpaw fighter, who she consistently beat to the punch.
With gloves held high, Kika deflected and neutralized the considerable reach advanatage of Simona, who aged forty three was sixteen years her senior.
Simona had some success with with long straight lefts, especially to the body.
But Kika was outlanding, headhunting and picking her punches much better.
Normally a skilled counter puncher, Kika constantly reduced the distance and
landed some stinging combinations to the head.
Because of the southpaw/conventional stance difference, there were several accidental head clashes, particularly as the fight wore on.
In the ninth, another one opened a deep blood weeping gash on Simona right eyebrow, Referee Lupe Garcia sensibly stopped the fight, due to the bad injury, announcing a technical decision for Kika, who’d always clearly been ahead on the scorecards.
On the undercard, in what was WBC minimumweight eliminatory fight,
another unfortunate highbrow mishap.
Saul “Baby” Juarez and Osvaldo “Gallito” Novoa, accidently clashed heads in the very first round.
Osvaldo emerged with a long, deep cut running along his right eyelid.
The Ring Doctor immediatly recommended a halt to the action, determind to avoid serious medical risks.
It all ended at just 42 seconds and the bout concluded in a technical draw.
Back in 2011, Saul defeated Osvaldo by UD. This time a-round, the action ended before it really got going.
Back to the drawing board!