By Ken Hissner: At BUAP Arena, Puebla, Mexico, Bob Arum (Top Rank) featured former IBF World Junior Featherweight Champion, now WBC Women’s Bantamweight World Champion, Yiliah “Cobrita” Luna from Durango, Mexico in the Main Event. , defending her title against the previously undefeated Mayeli Flores. of Mexico City, Mexico, won a hard-fought ten-round decision.
In the Main Event, WBC world bantamweight champion Yiliahn “Cobrita” Luna, 23-3-1, (4), of Durango, MEX, defeated Mayeli Flores, 8-1-1 (3), of Mexico City , MEX, over 10×2 action-packed rounds.
In round one, Flores chased the much larger Luna, landing overhand against Luna’s counter punch. In the last minute of round two, a left hook from Luna to the chin dropped Flores for an 8 count. In round three, after a minute, Flores rocked Luna with a forehand to the chin, forcing her to hold Flores .
In the fourth round, the referee took a point from Luna for excessive holding. Flores never stopped throwing punches backing Luna into a corner at the bell. In the fifth round, due to a header from Flores opened a cut on Luna’s left eyebrow, forcing the referee to deduct a point.
In the seventh round, Luna kept the jab against Flores, who never stopped throwing punches. In the eighth and ninth rounds, Luna came back; landing left hooks to the chin from the aggressive Flores, who landed overhand rights.
In the tenth and final round, it was an all-action round for both boxers. It was tight at the end, with Flores landing more but Luna more effective shots.
In the Co-Main event, lightweight contender Oscar Duarte, 22-1-1 (17), of Parral, Chihuahua, MEX, stopped southpaw Fernando “Trapo” Cancino, 11-10-1 (3), of Las Brenas, Chaco, ARG, at 1:50 into round five of an eight-round program.
In the first three rounds, Duarte was all the bigger with Cancino too much on the ropes. In the fifth round, Duarte hurt Cancino with body shots pinning him in a corner, then going to the head of undefended Canacino, taking a dozen unanswered punches, forcing the referee to stop.
Junior featherweight Bryan “El Chillon Destructor” Mercado, 21-1 (16), of Mexico City, MEX, stopped Pedro “Torito” Tut, 21-2 (6), of Cancun, Quintana Roo, MEX, in the first round of an eight-round program.
In the first round, Mercado scored a pair of knockdowns with right uppercuts for the first and a left and right uppercut forcing the referee to stop.
Featherweight Edgar “Cruzito” Gonzalez, 9-0 (4), of San Cristobal, MEX, defeated Augustin Perez, 6-4-1 (3), of Puebla, MEX, in a wild six rounds.
In the first three rounds, it was a wild fight with the referee almost getting hit when breaking up a clinch. Perez won two of three rounds.
In rounds four and five, Gonzalez did well to have Perez with a minnow under his left eye against the ropes for the most part. In the sixth and final round, the two let it all hang out in an overall close fight, with Gonzalez appearing to pull it off.
The ring announcer spoke only Spanish, and commentators did not elaborate on scores or time outs.