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THREE WORLD TITLE FIGHTS THIS WEEKEND AND AN INTERIM FOR GOOD MEASURE

[FIGHT WEEK] MARCELA ELIANA ACUNA V DANIELA ROMINA BERMUDEZ, IBF WORLD FEMALE SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE, ARGENTINA, 13TH APRIL 2018, [FIGHT WEEK] MARIA CECILIA ROMAN V ANA MARIA LOZANO, IBF WORLD FEMALE BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE, ARGENTINA, 14TH APRIL 2018

This Friday night Argentina’s Marcela Eliana Acuna 46(19)-6(1)-1 defends her IBF World female super bantamweight title against fellow Argentinian Daniela Romina Bermudez 22(6)-3-3. Bermudez who is a former two weight world champion, previously holding the WBO world female super flyweight title and the WBO world female bantamweight titles is now pushing up in weight and challenging Marcela Acuna for her IBF super bantamweight title. The forty one year old Acuna will have her hands full with Bermudez being thirteen years her junior. I believe this could be Bermudez’s night, but either way this is going to be a good fight as both are current world champions.

Staying in Argentina Maria Cecilia Roman 11-4-1 defends her IBF World female bantamweight title against Venezuela’s Ana Maria Lozano 14(11)-7(1)-1. This is actually quite remarkable, and truly shows the lack of depth within female boxing as although Lozano was disqualified in her last fight against Roman for a head-butt which cut her head open so bad, she collapsed in the second round and was not able to continue, Lozano is still able to fight for the world title even after her disqualification. Six of Lozano’s defeats have come fighting for world titles so she is no stranger to big occasions but, each time she must get stage fright as she has never been able to win a world title. I will have Roman to win this fight.

Over in main land Europe, France could see itself with a world champion in Boxing in the form of Oshin Derieuw 7(4)-0-0 who takes on Lina Tejada for the vacant World Boxing Federation world female super lightweight Title. Derieuw who is undefeated and never fought outside of France gets her chance at a title, while Tejada comes into this fight on the back of a defeat against Germany’s unified world champion Alicia Kummer. This fight was no means a walk over for Kummer and I actually believe Tejada won the fight only for some poor judging and an influential crowd giving the win to Kummer. So for all its worth if this fight was called straight I expect Tejada to win, but with the fight being in Derieuw’s back yard she will probably get the win.

Heading over to Mexico where undefeated local lady Silvia Torres 18(6)-0-1 is looking to defend her interim WBA World female light flyweight title against fellow Mexican and former WBF world champion Jessica Nery Plata 21(3)-2-0. This should be a close fight with both fighters being in their prime so I’m sitting on the fence on this one, as it could go either way.

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