Yesica Yolanda “Tuti” Bopp moved her record to 35-1, scoring her 16th knockout against Sandra Robles at the José María Gatica in Villa Dominico, Argentina, when the referee stopped the bout in the tenth round due to Robles being dropped and taking too much punishment.
It was Bopp 22nd defense of the World Boxing Association (WBA) World Female Light Flyweight Title, with Bopp having been the WBA light flyweight champion since 2009, only having a break in 2014 when she was appointed champion in recess due to her pregnancy. Bopp returned in 2016 to ratify her champion status by defeating Mexican Nancy Franco by unanimous decision.
Bopp is certainly a force in female boxing and one could argue that she is perhaps the best in the world at what she does. When asked if she sees herself as the best pound for pound she will be the first to tell you “The issue of the best pound for pound is it depends how you see it,” but Yesica further explains, “in my case I am recognized for my style of fighting and technique from what I have shown in the ring so for my team, followers, and myself, I am the best.”
Yesica is very proud of her lengthy span as a world champion, saying “I feel good for what I have achieved and for my historic record with the World Boxing Association. It makes me happy being an athlete for ten years and it fills me with joy knowing that I am earning my status as an athlete.”
Previous to her bout with Robles, Bopp was coming off of a very good performance in stopping Soledad del Valle Frias Rengifo in the sixth round this April. The fight took place at José María Gatica; the same venue for her title defense against Robles. Bopp was too fast and strong for Frias as she broke down the challenger over the course of the fight until the referee stopped the fight.
Bopp is very thankful to her followers and fans, saying that she is very grateful to them for sticking with her through thick and thin and that in closing she sends “Kisses for my followers, to whom I promise that there is “Tuti” for many more years to come.”