Posts Tagged ‘WBO Super Bantamweight

19
Mar
12

Women’s championship boxing weekend wrap-up 3/16-3/18/2012

Women’s championship boxing weekend wrap-up 3/16-3/18/2012

Yescia Patricia Marcos (R) defeats Ana Julaton for the WBO Female Super Bantamweight Title. Credit: Alsurinforma.com

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!

Alicia Ashley land a right hand against challenger Maria Elena Villalobos on 3/17/2012 to retain her WBC Title, Photo: Alma Montiel

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.”

22
Feb
11

The other side of the fight

The other side of the fight.

Franchesca "The Chosen One" Alcanter, Women's WBO Super Bantamweight Championship fight

Often in big draw fights whether its men’s professional boxing, women’s professional boxing, amateurs in the Golden Gloves or in related sports such as MMA, we forget about the other side of the ticket.  The fighter who has the challenge not only to climb through the ropes, but getting ready for the fight knowing his or her opponent is garnering all of the attention.

Such is the case for Franchesca “The Chosen One” Alcanter as she readies to meet Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton this Friday in the ring at what is sure to be a spectacle in Riverside, California as they battle for the women’s WBO Super Bantamweight title.  Hailing from a self-professed boxing family, Franchesca Alcanter, 37, brings an impressive 18-9-1 record to the 10-round championship bout.

This will be Franchesca Alcanter’s 5th shot at a title having lost a heart breaker in Breman, Germany against opponent Ina Menzer in 2009.  As quoted in an article by Pete Grathoff in her home town paper, the Kansas City Star, Alcantar said, “I feel really good about this fight,” I’m the strongest I’ve ever been. I’m a seasoned fighter. I know right now that this is my time.”

Whatever happens on Friday night, win, lose or draw, Franchesca Alcanter will box her heart out not only for herself, but for the future of women’s boxing, a sport she loves.  Click here for a link to Pete Grathoff’s article.  For more information on Franchesca Alcanter and her upcoming bout click here.




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