(NOV 3) While her declared
ambitions of a knockout victory failed, it was still a very
successful evening for World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens
World Light Flyweight Champion Ana Arrazola as she made her
first title defense against compatriot Maria Del Refugio Jimenez
Cruz on Saturday in Celaya, Mexico.
Jimenez Cruz proved to be a very
game challenger, as she pressured the defending champion and
often found a home for her right hand. However, Arrazola worked
well with the jab and used her superior boxing skills to take
control from the fourth round on.
None of the boxers looked close to going down at any point of
the fight, and it remained competitive for the full ten rounds.
In the end judges Martin Godinez, Sergio Gonzalez and Manuel
Brizuela scored it 98-92, 99-91 and 100-90 in favor of Arrazola.
Referee was Jesus Salcedo.
This was a rematch of their 2011
original encounter where Arrazola won an action-packed bout on
points, and this time she was also made to work hard despite the
wide scores of the judges. The winner improved her record to
19-9-2 (13), while Jimenez Cruz dropped to 10-7 (0).
The WBF world title fight was the main event of the first
promotion staged by Hector Garcia’s Best Talent Promotions, and
kicked off the season of what will be a weekly series of shows
transmitted throughout Mexico by TVC Sports Network.