Ewa Brodnicka edges Janeth Perez to retain WBO title via Majority Decision!
Ewa Brodnicka’s WBO title defense vs Janeth Perez on May 25 went under the radar in women’s boxing. It was largely overshadowed by the much anticipated Jackie Nava vs Marcela Acuña rematch and the Jessica McCaskill vs Anahi Esther Sanchez junior welterweight unification.
Brodnicka made the third defense of her junior lightweight title against two-time champion Janeth Perez. This fight was a battle of range and distance.
The taller and rangier champion used every part of the ring to keep her shorter counterpart at bay. She used her jab to keep the aggressive challenger out of reach for majority of this fight. She also utilized good foot movement to stay out of range when Perez was able to get inside of her jab.
Perez, the shorter fighter, however, did manage to have success of her own. She would jab her way inside while throwing quick combinations from a distance. Once in close quarters, she ripped the champion with punches that had bad-intentions to the head and body.
While successful in close, she didn’t have enough of those moments to sway the judges in her favor.
Brodnicka improves her record to (17-0, 2KOs) with scorecards of 96-94, 97-93 and 95-95.
Showdowns with former Olympian Mikaela Mayer, popular American Tiara Brown, popular undefeated Frenchwoman Elhem Mekhaled or unifications with IBF and WBA champions Maiva Hamadouche and Hyun Mi Choi all await!
By: Jerrell Fletcher