López dominated Gómez, Abellaneda and Benavídez draw

 Anahí López vs. Débora Gómez - Mario Margossian

Anahí López vs. Débora Gómez - Mario Margossian

World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight champion, unbeaten star Anahí “La Indiecita” López, dominated world title challenger Débora “Polvorita” Gómez, by a wide unanimous decision after eight rounds, in a rematch bout in flyweight division, at the main event of an exciting boxing night on Friday, April 2nd, at the Club Atlético, Social y Deportivo Camioneros, in Luis Guillón, Buenos Aires, Argentina, promoted by Argentina Boxing Promotions, of Mario Margossian.

In the co main event of the evening, Argentinian lightweight champion, Yamila Abellaneda, and world title challenger Paola Benavidez, fought to a majority decision draw, and in this way the champion defended for the second time her belt.

With a fast, skillful and solid performance, López (18-0-1, 1 KO), from Junín, Buenos Aires, dominated Gómez (7-6-1), from José León Suárez, Buenos Aires, and earned a wide and deserved victory. After having beaten her twice in the past, first on July 23rd, 2016, by split decision, and on July 12th, 2019, by unanimous decision, the 26-year-old champion almost schooled her again. Making a correct use of her speed, she left every attempt of Gómez in the air. Although Gómez, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) World super flyweight title challenger and current # 1 of the Argentinian flyweight ranking attacked, she was unable to connect the talented López. From the mid and short distance, “La Indiectia” counterpunched connecting her accurate left jab and right cross to the face, followed by fast footwork. As rounds went by, differences grew bigger and bigger. And when the final bell rang, the result was already known.

The scorecard expressed the difference shown on the ring, as they were announced: Carlos Villegas 78-74, Jorge Gorini 78½-74½, and Javier Geido 79-73.

With this result, López, who weighed 112 lbs., will get ready to defend the WBO world title she conquered on December 20th, 2019, when she dominated Venezuelan Niorkis Carreño by a wide unanimous decision and defended on December 19th outboxing current Argentinian monarch Ayelén Granadino, by unanimous decision, in this at this same venue. Gómez, 111.3 lbs., will look for a new triumph.

In the co main event of the evening, Argentinian lightweight champion, Yamila Abellaneda (134.4 lbs. and 11-4-1, 3 KOs), and world title challenger Paola Benavidez (131.8 lbs. and 8-4-3), fought to a majority decision draw, and in this way the champion defended for the second time her belt. The scorecards were: Ángel Gorreri 95-95, Jorge Gorini 97½-95 for Benavídez, and Javier Geido 95-95.

Abellaneda, 27, from Pocitos, San Juan, based in Buenos Aires, had to recover from a better start by Benavídez, who initiated faster and more accurate. The first part of the bout was controlled by the challenger, a former WBO super flyweight world title challenger, who used her speed and sharp blows. But in the second half, based on her physical power and a determined attitude, Abellaneda went out to the ring and responded with strong blows to the head, making the fight more and more attractive. In the end, the judges ruled it a draw.

Beyond the main fights, a heated completed the night. In another rematch, in cruiserweight division, Nicolás “Pupi” Argañaraz (192.4 lbs. and 9-3, 2 KOs), from González Catán, Buenos Aires, defeated Gustavo “El Volcán” Schmitt (197.3 lbs. and 6-13-1, 1 KO), from Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires, by unanimous decision after six rounds. It was the third clash between them, after Argañaraz won the first one by unanimous decision on April 20th, 2019, and Schmitt won the second one by technical knockout on December 20th, 2019. The scorecards were: Maximiliano Dolce 59-55, Ángel Gorreri 58-56, and Jorge Gorini 59½-56.

In flyweight division, Nicolás “El Demonio” Muguruza (112 lbs. and 6-0, 2 KOs), from Bragado, Buenos Aires, destroyed Víctor Díaz (111.6 lbs. and 1-1), from San Rafael, Mendoza, by a strong technical knockout in the fourth round, after sending him down in the first one, causing to standing counts in the fourth, and seconds later the referee stopped the bout.

Finally, in super middleweight division, Darío “Pato” Baigorria (159.5 lbs. and 10-33-2, 6 KOs), from Dolores, Buenos Aires, defeated former world title challenger Ezequiel “Epi” Martínez (163.1 lbs. and 44-10-3-1 nc, 16 KOs), from Solano, Buenos Aires, by split decision after six rounds. The scorecards were: Carlos Villegas 58-56, and Maximiliano Dolce 59-55, both for Baigorria, and Ángel Gorreri 58-56 for Martínez.