TYSON WAS RIGHT: THERE IS BOXING IN BOLIVIA
Women's boxing draws 10,000
Jennifer Salinas W10 Yolis Marrugo Franco... With more than 10,000 fans cheering her on in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Jennifer Salinas turned in a clinical performance to defeat Yolis Marrugo Franco in a women's super bantamweight bout. The 31-year-old Salinas, living in the USA and daughter of a Bolivian father and American mother, was fighting for the first time in her father's home country, and she did not disappoint her massive following. The Colombian Marrugo, a former super featherweight moving down in weight, was tough, but Salinas never let her into the fight. Judges Sergio Sotelo and Roman Cruz scored the ten-round bout 99-90 in favor of Salinas, who improved her record to 15-3, while Juan Edmondu Jacobo voted 99-91. Marrugo is now 15-9-3.
Michel Mothmora W10 Stepan Horvath... In Gien, France, journeyman-turned-contender Michel Mothmora (24-22) handed Czech champion Stepan Horvath (11-1) his first loss. Mothmora worked well with his jab while Horvath had most of his success with hooks and crosses. Most rounds were difficult to score, so it was no surprise when it was announced at the end that it would be a split decision. Judge Dominique Schmit had Horvath winning 114-113, but he was overruled by Noel Monnet and Toni Tiberi who scored it for Mothmora: 116-112 and 116-113. Referee was Christope Hembert. source for both results: wbf