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Jessica Nery Plata ends Yesica Bopp’s 13-year reign as WBA champ

In the main event of the KO Drugs all-female card on Friday night, Mexican Jessica Nery Plata (28-2, 3 KOs) came from behind to beat Yesica Bopp (37-3, 17 KOs), from Argentina, to claim the WBA light flyweight belt, which had been a property of “La Tuti” Bopp for 13 years.

Nery based her offence on very strong left hooks to the middle body, which paid back by the final rounds of the fight, held at Majestic Casino in Panama City, Panama.

Scorecards were 97-93 for Bopp and 97-93, 96-94 for Nery who won by split decision.

Former WBA superbantam champion, Chantal Martínez, (20-8, 8 KOs) escaped with a majority decision over Colombian model Mónica Henao (4-2-4, 3 KOs).

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