BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Nydia Feliciano earned a very tough six-round split-decision win over upstart Noemi Bosques Saturday night at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida in a very spirited and at times feisty contest.
Feliciano, who fights out of the Bronx, New York, was simply more active then Bosques and hurt her a couple of times with cleaner shots improve to 8-6-3.
Two of the three judges had Feliciano winning five out of the six rounds but a late point deduction could have swayed the outcome.
Late in the fight, Feliciano was deducted a point that to many ringside was not warranted when Bosques (8-2-2, 2ko’s) kept charging with her head down into Feliciano. After several clash of heads, Feliciano landed a couple of shots to Bosques, who again charged in but this time she was deducted a point.
“No way that point should have been taken away, Feliciano fought a clean fight and hurt her with a couple of left hooks,” her manager David Selwyn said Monday to JMB.
The point did not hurt the outcome and the crowd also agreed with they way the judges saw it. When the decision was read the majority crowd seemed to agree.
Bosques, who was fighting in her hometown, saw her four-fight winning streak come to an end as she fell to 8-2-2. With the loss she might get dropped out of top five in the U.S., while Feliciano should move up in the rankings.