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“La Tigresa” Acuña begins her farewell to boxing with a win over Alderete

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the formoseña Marcela “The Tigress” Acuñapioneer of professional women’s boxing in Argentinahe beat Tucumana on Friday Natalia Alderete by points, with a unanimous decision, in a fight agreed to eight rounds in San Carlos de Bariloche, Black riverwhere he began his farewell to the activity.

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coinof 46 yearswon with cards of 77-75, 80-72 and 80-72 in the gym Pedro Etremador of Volunteer Firefighterswhich was attended by former world champions Jorge “Locomotive” Castro and Omar “Huracán” Narvaezwho provided an exhibition.


“The tigress”with a record of 52 wins (20 knockouts), 9 losses and 2 non-decision fights, announced that she only has one presentation left at Luna Park to close her brilliant stage as a boxer.

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The formoseña debuted on December 5, 1997 against the American christy martin (unanimous loss) in Pompano Beach, Florida, before starring in the first professional women’s fight in the country, beating American Jamillia Lawrence at the FAB Stadium, on April 28, 2001.

coinIn addition, she was the first Argentine boxer to be crowned world champion when she defeated the Panamanian by technical knockout Damaris Pinock Ortega for the WIBA super bantamweight title, on December 6, 2003 at Luna Park.

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In January 2005, in his native province, he added the belt of the WIBA feather division with a TKO 3 against the Colombian María Andrea Miranda. The following year, she established herself as monarch. WBA super bantamweight after beating the Colombian on the cards Anays Cecilia Gutierrez in the Ce.De.M. No. 2 of the Buenos Aires town of Caseros.

He made four successful defenses of that crown until he unified it with that of the Council (WBC) in a remembered fight that he beat “Locomotora” Alejandra Oliveras on points at Luna, on December 4, 2008.

In his following fights, he retained the WBC title against the Mexican Jackie Navas and in the jamaican Alice Ashleywho had beaten her in 2003, both fights at Luna Park, the setting in which she set a record number of appearances (8) for an Argentine boxer.

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The IBF super bantamweight belt was the last one he won in 2018 against the Buenos Aires native Laura Griffa, year that marked the end of his sports regularity. Between 2019 and the end of 2021 he made just two presentations and thus reached the first of his fights with Deborah Dioniciuswho defeated her by points -unanimously- at the Palacio de los Deportes in Buenos Aires for the interim featherweight title.

The “Gurisa” gave him revenge on December 23 for the WBO bantamweight belt and beat him again in the same way in the Sarmiento de Resistencia Club, Chaco.

Source: Ambito

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