Valle dominates Nguyen in unification clash

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In a female minimumweight unification clash, IBF champion Yokasta “Yoka” Valle (26-2, 9 KOs) took the belt of previously unbeaten WBO champion Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen (5-1, 1 KOs) by shutout ten round unanimous decision on Thursday night at the Ciudad Deportiva Heiner Ugalde in Hatillo, San José, Costa Rica. Local favorite Valle outclassed Viet Nam’s Nguyen with quick combinations, winning 100-90 3x.

Unbeaten female super flyweight Adelaida “La Cobra” Ruiz (12-0-1, 6 KOs) dethroned WBC interim titleholder Sonia Osorio (15-8-2, 2 KOs) via ten round unanimous decision. Ruiz, from Lynwood, California, took the fight to Mexico City’s Osorio and won going away 100-90, 98-92, 99-91. They had previously fought to a tech draw due to a head clash.

Super flyweight Jose “Superman” Garcia (16-1-1, 15 KOs) stopped Israel Lopez (9-3, 7 KOs) in round two to claim the vacant WBO Youth title. Garcia dropped Lopez twice in round two, then got a referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:06.

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  • I’d take Estrada, but I think Valle gives her a pretty good fight. She looked really good.

        • Yeah, pretty much Burucho. It’s far and away the biggest. There’re some decent fighters down there — Tina Rupprecht is another one, she beat Valle a few years ago and she has the WBC title — but absolutely no one knows who they are. Actually, now that I think about it, if they don’t do the Estrada – Valle fight right away, I wouldn’t be surprised if Oscar went and signed up Rupprecht.

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