Arzalier Two-Time WBF World Champion, Sanchez Edges Torres Lopez

Laetitia Arzaler from France is now a two-time, two-weight World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Champion after defeating veteran compatriot Anne Sophie Da Costa for the vacant WBF World Flyweight title on Saturday night, June 8, in her home-town Balaruc-les-Bains.

At the Complexe Sportif Pech Meja, 35-year-old Arzalier, who held the WBF World Strawweight title in 2016 and is also a former European Light Flyweight title-holder, won a clear unanimous decision in the main event of s show staged by Ring Olympique Boxe.

After ten quality rounds of boxing, judges Mohamed Hireche and Jerome Lades both scored the fight 100-90, while judge Jean-Marcel Nartz had it slightly closer at 98-92, all for Arzalier who improved her record to 14-1 (3). Also a former two-time, two-weight WBF World Champion, Da Costa (36) drops to 28-6 (11).

On Friday night, June 7, at the Centro de Eventos in Tijuana, Mexico, undefeated Esteban “El Towy” Sanchez captured the vacant WBF Mexico Lightweight title with a controversial split decision over Ricardo “Explosivo” Torres Lopez. 

Many felt that Torres Lopez had done enough to deserve the victory, as did judge Fernando Renteria who scored in 97-92 in his favour, but judges Carlos de la Rocha and Roman Cruz had it 95-94 and 96-93 respectively for Sanchez. 

Sanchez, still only twenty years of age, takes his professional ledger to 13-0 (7), while Torres Lopez (22) is now 10-4-2 (8). Promoter was Terrazas Boxing Promotions, and a rematch would not be uncalled for to settle the score. 

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