(APR 28) Last night at the
Ce.De.M. N° 2, Caseros, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Anna Laura
Esteche improved her record to (6-1, 2 KO) with a brutal once
punch knockout of Betina Gabriela Garino , (now 15-13-2, 2 KO).
Both women hail from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Esteche took immediate control of
the fight with a systematic jab. Garino’s first attempt to press
the action saw her eating a left hook. Less than a minute into
the first round Esteche retreated to a corner, allowing Garino
to again try an aggressive approach. Again Esteche answered,
this time with a right hook. Stunned, Garino hit the canvas. She
rose quickly, but was clearly too seriously wobbled to continue.
The fight was stopped at 0:49 of the first.
Esteche is now set to challenge
Enis Pacheco (9-1, 7 KO) for the WBO lightweight title. They
meet June 15 at Coliseo Cubierto Elías Chegwin, Barranquilla,
Colombia. Pacheco will be defending her title for the first time
following a close unanimous decision over Duda Yankovich.
Pacheco had gone the distance and lost by a wide margin to
Fernanda Soledad Alegre (then 10-1-1, 5 KO)in her challenge for
the WBO light welterweight title.
Despite the difficulty of
Pacheco’s recent outings, Esteche has less than two months to
prepare for a title contest that will likely be her most
difficult challenge to date.