Great Women’s Boxing: Ann Saccurato v. Erica Farias, WBC Lightweight Title Fight, 8/6/11

Great Women’s Boxing:  Ann Saccurato v. Erica Farias, WBC Lightweight Title fight from 8/6/11

First off, thank you Argentinian television for broadcasting Women’s Boxing — and for actually believing in the brilliance of the sport!

That confidence paid off in a great show of boxing at the Estadio Socios Fundadores, Comodoro Rivadavia in Chubut, Argentina.  And if you listen to the crowd, you’ll hear a boxing mad group of fans out in force to cheer on some fabulous boxing.

The American fighter Ann Marie Saccurato (15-6-2, 6-KO) from White Plains, NY defended her WBC Lightweight Title against Argentinian challenger Erica Farias (11-0, 6-KO) and lost the bout after the fight was stopped in the 8th round due to an accidental headbutt in the 7th.  To say she was disappointed was the understatement of the night, yet she fought admirably and hopefully will have the opportunity for a well deserved rematch.

The judges scored the bout  79-71, 78-73 and 78-72 in favor of Farias after the stoppage.

Both women were highly skilled and in great condition, though Faias had the edge through out with her lethal left hooks and brilliant combinations, not that Saccurato was by any means out of the fight, she fought tough and hard and working to tie Farias up.  Truly women’s boxing at its best.

The complete fight has been uploaded to YouTube (plus commentary in Spanish and post-fight interviews).  Action starts at about 11:00 in, though the entrances are worth watching.

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