BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing)
In an action-packed WBO female super flyweight affair in Argentina Saturday night, Daniela Bermudez edged Vanesa Taborda to earn a majority decision in a fight that is worthy of a rematch.
Bermudez (17-3-2, 5ko’s) did just enough to take it on the scorecards against a very game Taborda, who fell to 8-3.
Two judges saw it 96-94 for Bermudez, while the third had it 95-95 at the Club Atletico Alba Argentina in Maciel Sante Fe, Argentina. Their title bout was the headliner on a male dominated card.
The loss snapped Taborda’s four-fight win streak and it over shadows a solid performance in a 10-round split decision win over Maria Magdalena Rivera for the then vacant WBC Latino female flyweight title back in November.
Bermudez, however, has regained the belt she lost after a dropping an unanimous decision against Yesica Yolanda Bopp last April. Prior to that she won the WBA belt, then defeated Linda Laura Lecca for the WBO crown to set up the bout against Bopp.
Two of Bermudez’ three career setbacks have come at the hands of Bopp. With Saturday’s win over Taborda, there is a good chance Bermudez will crack the top five rankings in the world in the super flyweight division later in the month.