Costa Rican Yokasta Valle won by unanimous decision and owns the WBO and IBF titles

Costa Rican Yokasta Valle won by unanimous decision and owns the WBO and IBF titles


The Costa Rican Yokasta Valle defeated the Vietnamese Thi Thu Nguyen by unanimous decision on Thursday and unified the titles of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the International Boxing Federation (IBF) at 105 pounds

Valle, who dominated all 10 rounds of the fight, came into the fight as IBF champion and fulfilled her dream of facing the WBO titleholder and snatching her belt.

The Costa Rican jumped into the ring very aggressively in front of the 6,000 fans who filled the seats of the Heiner Ugalde Arena, in San José, in an atmosphere worthy of a fight for the world title.

The first four episodes were dominated by Valle, who connected multiple times with his combinations at the head of the Vietnamese.

Nguyen showed a lot of resistance to blows but could not impose her conditions, and was even booked once by Argentine referee Mario González for hitting with her head.

Valle, nicknamed “the people’s champion”, cHe continued to demonstrate his entire repertoire of blows to the head and sides of the Vietnamesewho on a couple of occasions staggered due to the punishment he received.

In the last two rounds Nguyen wanted to react, but was controlled by Valle with the right straight and the constant 1-2 combination to the head that prevented any surprise from the Asian.

The 30-year-old Costa Rican boxer raised her record to 24 wins (8 by KO) and 2 losses, It has not fallen since June 2018 and accumulates 10 wins in a row.

For her part, the 25-year-old Vietnamese recorded her first defeat as a professional on Thursday after having obtained 5 victories (1 by KO).

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