Lulu retains WBC tremendous flyweight title
World Boxing Council tremendous flyweight champion Lourdes “Lulu” Juarez retained her Inexperienced and Gold Belt, with a hard-fought break up resolution victory, towards worthy challenger Diana “La Bonita” Fernandez.
As reigning champion, Lulu didn`t bat an eyelash, going straight into the lioness` Den, smack bang on Diana`s doorstep, at Gimnasio Municipal “Jose Neri Santos” Cuidad Juarez. Large Sister and ex WBC bantamweight champion Mariana “Barby” Juarez was in her nook, very vocally providing help through skilled recommendation. Whereas throughout the ring Bonita`s older Sister Karina “La Bella” Juarez, who had beforehand misplaced a UD to Lula, was at hand.
Diana boxed behind her jab through the first couple of rounds, utilizing her longer attain to catch the oncoming and advancing Lulu with some crisp proper counters, as Lulu began going to the physique.
In spherical three, and as Diana continued to bounce, Lulu with swaggering confidence, riskily positioned her gloves on her hips and did a complimentary jig, neatly bringing her fists again to the correct guard, simply in time to negate a Diana rush.
In spherical 4 the motion actually began to heat up . Diana had been parrying Lulu`s pawing left jab on her proper arm. Then, Lulu launched a fierce two-fisted assault, driving Diana on to the again foot. Within the subsequent spherical, Lulu once more drove her again, this time on to the ropes, going to work with gusto, ending the spherical with a proper uppercut. By this stage, Lulu was sporting a swelling bruise below her proper eye.
On the half approach level, Diana opened up and Lulu briefly switched to southpaw, touchdown a proper after which a left to the pinnacle, with Diana combating again with comparable depth.
Diana jabbed in spherical seven, touchdown two counter rights. Then Lula caught her flush with an enormous proper hook, hurting her. Lulu then dropped her palms and stood immediately in entrance of Diana for a second of intimidating defiance.
Inspired and spurred on by her nook, Diana was extra aggressive within the eighth, upsetting a toe-to-toe brawl, dominated by Lulu. Extra of the identical within the following spherical, and Diana slipped, taking place, taking a while to rise up and regain her footing. The spherical ended with Lulu touchdown an enormous left hook to the pinnacle, trying robust and brisker.
Within the closing spherical, Diana landed a very good proper to the pinnacle and several other to the physique, after which once more slipped and went down. Lula counter attacked with gusto. The bell ringing was virtually inaudible, Lulu dropped her palms and obtained a number of extra punches from Diana, who hadn`t heard it.
The scores had been: 95-94 and 96-95 for Lulu, and 96-94 for Diana. Diana had put up a creditable struggle in entrance of her hometown followers, however the onslaught Lulu unleashed within the fourth and the fifth spherical, which had put Diana below extreme strain, proved decisive. Within the closing championship rounds, Diana was tiring and Lulu`s additional zip and yest had been noticeable.