López-Granadino and Abellaneda-Alaniz on weight for great show

Argentinian boxing continues with an action packed night including a world title, important champions and promising prospects brought by Argentina Boxing Promotions on TyC Sports. World Boxing Organization (WBO) world flyweight champion, unbeaten star Anahí “La Indiecita” López, will face Argentinian junior flyweight champion, undefeated Ayelén “Piru” Granadino, trying to defend for the first time her crown, at the main event of an exciting boxing night on Saturday, December 19th, at the Club Atlético, Social y Deportivo Camioneros, in Luis Guillón, Buenos Aires, Argentina, promoted by Argentina Boxing Promotions, of Mario Margossian, which will be televised live on TyC Sports, to Argentina, the United States and the whole continent, 11:30 p.m. Argentina, 9:30 p.m. USA (ET).

In the co main event of the evening, Argentinian lightweight champion, Yamila Abellaneda, will face Karen Alaniz, trying to defend for the first time her belt.

This will be the fifth event of the awaited return of boxing on Argentinian soil since the irruption of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, and will be in charge of the same company that promoted the first four shows of the return, on October 30th and November 13th and 28th, in Luis Guillón, and December 11th in Garín, Buenos Aires, as well as the last boxing show in the country pre pandemic, on March 13th in Buenos Aires. After months of hard and silent work the sport has its long-expected resumption, in another show behind closed doors for the public, with the strictest security controls following the health protocols issued by national and municipal health authorities, as well as the Argentinian Boxing Federation.

On Friday afternoon, all of the participants were tested for the Coronavirus COVID-19, in a strict control that took place at the Argentinian Boxing Federation, and all of the results turned out negative, leaving everyone ready to fight. After that, it was time for the weigh in ceremony.

In what is expected to be an action packed fight, López (16-0-1, 1 KO), 25 years old, from Junín, Buenos Aies, will look to shine again. After defeating every opponent in the country including Colombian Luna Torroba, countrywomen Alejandra Ríos, Débora Gómez -twice-, and Natalia Alderete, she will try to defend for the first time the title she conquered on December 20th, 2019, when she dominated Venezuelan Niorkis Carreño by a wide unanimous decision at this same venue. Now she will face Granadino (5-0-2), 22, from Mar del Plata, but based in Claypole, Buenos Aires, current # 11 of the World Boxing Association (WBA) junior flyweight world ranking, who after beating countrywomen Tamara Demarco and Anyelén Espinosa, on September 7th, 2019, he defeated again Demarco by majority decision and obtained the Argentinian junior flyweight title in Lanús, Buenos Aires, and will aim for her best victory.

Both fighters made the weight on the scales, leaving everything ready for their bout. López weighed 110.8 lbs., and Granadino weighed 108.6 lbs.


In the co main event, Argentinian lightweight champion, Yamila Abellaneda (10-4, 3 KO), will face Karen Alaniz (5-3-1, 1 KO), trying to defend for the first time her belt.

Abellaneda weighed 133.4 lbs., and Alaniz weighed 131.3 lbs.

Abellaneda, 26, from Pocitos, San Juan, based in Buenos Aires, who has only lost against big names such us Brazilians Rosa Volante, Adriana Dos Santos, Canadian Marie Eve Dicaire and Swedish Patricia Berghult, defeated countrywomen Alejandra Reynoso and Sofía Rodríguez -twice-, will try to defend for the first time the title she conquered on February 21st, when she dominated Pamela Benavidez by a wide unanimous decision in Buenos Aires. Now she will face Alaniz, 27, from Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, # 1 of the Argentinean junior lightweight ranking, who has beaten countrywoman Gloria Yancaqueo, only losing to Macarena Ledesma and Uruguayan Maira Moneo, and comes after crushing Alejandra Reynoso in one round on November 29th, 2019, in Mendoza.


Beyond the main fights, a heated card has been prepared to complete the night. Undefeated prospect Emmanuel “GES” Schramm (7-0-1, 5 KOs), from Moreno, Buenos Aires, will face Mariano Maidana (5-2-3-1 nc, 1 KO), from Córdoba,, in a bout in welterweight division, scheduled to six rounds.

Schramm weighed 147 lbs., and Maidana weighed 144.6 lbs.

In another great attraction of the evening, in super featherweight division, heavy puncher Damián “Chiva” Rojas (-2, 10 KOs), from Cutral Có, Neuquén, takes on César “Pachorra” Pérez (5-16-4), from Claypole, Buenos Aires, in a bout scheduled to six rounds.

Rojas weighed 132.2 lbs., and Pérez weighed 133.8 lbs.

Also, in heavyweight division, former Argentinian and Latino heavyweight champion Pablo “Pokemón” Farías (30-5, 17 KOs), from Junín, Buenos Aires, faces Esteban “Oso” López (7-8-1, 1 KO), from Gualeguaychú, Entre Ríos, in a bout scheduled to six rounds.

Farías weighed 211.9 lbs., and López weighed 249.1 lbs.

In super bantamweight division, Maximiliano Maidana (4-0, 2 KOs), from Buenos Aires, takes on Nicolás Capdevila (2-9), from Buenos Aires, in a bout scheduled to six rounds.

Maidana weighed 120.7 lbs., and Capdevila weighed 118.1 lbs.

In flyweight division, Nicolás “Demonio” Muguruza (4-0), from Bragado, Buenos Aires, faces debutant Alejandro “Cuero” Mario, from Junín, Buenos Aires, in a bout scheduled to fout rounds.

Muguruza weighed 110.7 lbs., and Mario weighed 109.5 lbs.

Finally, in welterweight division, Facundo “El Bombardero” Gómez (2-1), from Buenos Aires, takes on Cristian “Fuji” Moris (3-3-1, 1 KO), from Junín, Buenos Aires, in a bout scheduled to four rounds.

Gómez weighed 140.7 lbs., and Moris weighed 140.2 lbs.