BY: Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Yazmin Rivas easily defended her WBC female bantamweight title with a dominating 10-round performance over Celina Salazar Saturday night at Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
Rivas (32-8, 9ko’s) was in control from the start, dictating the pace of the action and consistently forcing Salazar backwards. The 27-year-old Rivas worked the body most of the night and also was the smarter more busier boxer.
And that is exactly how the judges scored it when it was all said and done. Jesus Gonzalez scored it 100-90, Tom Taylor saw it 99-91 and Michael Tate had it 98-92 all in favor of Rivas, who has won four in a row overall and now has defended her belt two times and continues to solidify her spot as the top bantamweight in the world.
Salazar saw her two-fight winning streak snapped.