Aquino pulls off shocker, outpoints Maderna to claim vacant Argentina female lightweight title

BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing)

Ruth Stephanie Aquino pulled off the biggest win of her young career as she dominated veteran Maria Elena Maderna to claim the vacant Argentina female lightweight title Friday night in Anfiteatro Verónica, Veronica, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 26-year-old Aquino improved to 7-1 en route to winning her third straight bout. The native of Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina is ranked 15th in the world and fourth in her native country. This was the biggest step up in her career and it marked her most impressive win.

He combined record of her last seven opponents was 5-5 before taking on the 26-fight veteran in Maderna and pulling off the win.

The 39-year-old Maderna has now dropped two of her last three and her future in boxing might be doubt. Many wander if she has fully recovered from her sixth-round TKO loss to Amanda Serrano for then WBO female lightweight title last August.

Her record now stands at 14-10-3.

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