CARSON, Calif. – Yokasta Valle fulfilled a purpose of profitable a world title belt in three completely different weight courses.
Valle outboxed Evelyn Bermudez, profitable by majority resolution Saturday evening at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park. One choose scored the bout 95-95, whereas the opposite two judges scored the bout 99-91 and 97-93 for Valle, who improves to 27-2, 9 knockouts.
The 30-year-old Valle, who’s initially from Nicaragua and now resides in San Jose, Costa Rica, captured Bermudez’s IBF and WBO Feminine world junior flyweight title belts.
Saturday was a compelling conflict between fighters ranked by The Ring. Valle is ranked No. 2 within the feminine rankings at 105 kilos, whereas Bermudez is ranked No. 2 at 108 kilos.
Bermudez landed left-right combos to the pinnacle early on within the battle. It took Valle a spherical or two to adapt to Bermudez’s model, however as soon as she was in a position to, she was in a position to outbox Bermudez, together with touchdown counter left hooks or straight proper fingers to the pinnacle.
In the direction of the tip of the third spherical, each fighters stood within the heart of the ring and exchanged combos to the delight of the pro-Valle crowd at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park.
Bermudez continued to be sport, however she continued to depart herself open to be countered to the pinnacle. A proper hand to the pinnacle surprised Bermudez in spherical 7, however Valle was unable to observe up as Bermudez was in a position to maintain on.
Whether or not it was from distance or within the pocket, Valle displayed a more-effective skill-set, mixing her assault and connecting with combos. Regardless of the troublesome begin, Valle was in a position to adapt and dominate the remainder of the best way.
Valle hopes to proceed preventing the very best fighters, whatever the weight class, together with WBA Feminine world 105-pound titleholder.
“Evelyn was a troublesome opponent,” stated Valle after the battle. “I did take into consideration getting the knockout, however I needed to take into accounts her size and distance. So far as preventing usually, inform me who has fought as lively as me? I’ve fought 5 world title fights in 11 months.
“So far as my subsequent battle, I want to battle Seniesa Estrada subsequent. It doesn’t matter if that battle takes place at 105 or 108 kilos. I wish to battle the very best. If that’s what the followers wish to see subsequent, then sure, I’ll battle her.”
Valle beforehand fought on September 8, defeating Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen by unanimous resolution. Valle, the IBF 105-pound world titleholder, added the WBO title with the win over Nguyen. She additionally received a world title belt at 102 kilos.
Bermudez, who resides in Rosario, Argentina, falls to 17-1-1, 6 KOs.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He could be reached at [email protected]