Women’s championship boxing weekend wrap-up 3/16-3/18/2012
Yesica Patricia Marcos takes WBO Female Super Bantamweight Title
Yesica Patricia Marcos (19-6-0, 1-KO) defeated WBO Female Super Bantamweight title holder Ana Julaton (10-3-1, 1-KO) in a ten round decision at Teatro Griego Juan Pablo Segundo, San Martin, Mendoza, Argentina on March 16, 2012. The bout was scored 98-92, 98-92 and 98-91 and included a second round knockdown of Marcos by Julaton. Both fighters went toe-to-toe in an aggressive fight — Julaton fought Marcos’ close-in style rather than her usual outside fighting technique in the early going — and while Julaton’s team agreed that Marcos outfought Julaton, their was disagreement on how the bout was scored.
Marcos, a hometown favorite in her native Argentina is known for her busy close in fighting. No word yet on whether there will be a rematch. You be the judge of the complete fight!
Alicia “Slick” Ashley retains her WBC Super Bantamweight Title!
The pride of Brooklyn and Jamaica and Gleason’s own, Alicia “Slick” Ashley (18-9-1, 1-KO) retained her WBC Female Super Bantamweight title by soundly defeating Maria Elena Villalobos (12-6-1, 5-KO) by unanimous decision in their ten round bout held in Mexico City on March 17, 2012. Villalobos who’d previously lost her WBO Female Super Bantamweight title to Ana Julaton this past September was no match for Ashley’s truly “slick” style. With her win Ashley remains the oldest female world boxing champion. Speaking after the fight, Ashley is quoted as saying “I am thrilled that I was able to retain my title in fine style and I really want to fight in Jamaica next.”