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Bopp retained boxing light fly world title in Colombia

The Argentine Yésica “Tuti” Bopp knocked out the Venezuelan Johana Blanco Zúñiga, in Colombia, in four rounds this morning, to retain the world lig


The Argentine Yésica “Tuti” Bopp knocked out the Venezuelan Johana Blanco Zúñiga, in Colombia, in four rounds this morning, to retain the world light flyweight title of the World Boxing Association (WBA) and increase her figure by getting her 23rd defense.

Bopp, who has held the belt continuously since December 2008, demolished his challenger, and was one of the three Argentine boxers who celebrated at the Payne Boxing Series 5 evening held on Friday night at the Sugar Baby Rojas Coliseum, in Barranquilla.

Before “Tuti” they added victories by knockout the Olympian Mirco Cuello, and the former member of the national team Clara Lescurat.

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Bopp’s definition came by technical decision with 35 seconds left for the bell when Blanco Zúñiga, who arrived undefeated, was left sitting on the floor due to the accumulation of blows from his rival.

It was the eighth defense outside of Argentina for Bopp, which due to the pandemic was out of the chance to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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The “Tuti” had been defeated about a month ago for the second time in his career (37-2, with 17 knockouts), in Misiones and against Juliana Basualdo from Santa Fe.