Friday night at Centro de Convenciones Cifco in San Salvador, El Salvador, the WBA, in conjunction with the XXXIII KO Drugs Festival, presented an action packed evening of fights.
In the main event, Dayana “El Diamante” Cordero (13-5-2, 10 KOs), from Barranquilla, Colombia, scored a TKO at 1:40 of the fourth round over WBA Fedelatin female super bantamweight champion Sayda “La Bomba” Mosquera (8-3-1, 6 KOs), from Darien, Panama, to win the vacant interim WBA female bantamweight title.
It was the second meeting between Cordero and Mosquera. They first fought in October 2013 at Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama, in a nip-and-tuck 10-rounder that was ruled a draw. Last night in San Salvador, Cordero took it out of the hands of the judges and let her fists render the final verdict.
In the co-main event, former WBA Fedelatin light flyweight champion Robert Barrera (13-1, 7 KOs), from San Jose de Canalete, Colombia, won a hard-fought decision over Julio Mendoza (10-4, 3 KOs), from Jinotega, Nicaragua, to win the vacant WBA Fedebol light flyweight title.
Also on the card, former Nicaraguan welterweight champion Roberto “Dinamita” Arriaza (11-0, 10 KOs), from Masaya, Nicaragua, kept his unbeaten streak alive by scoring a sixth round knockout over Aristides Quintero (20-6-1, 17 KOs), from Bugaba, Panama, to win the vacant WBA Fedecentro welterweight title.
Former interim WBA World bantamweight and super bantamweight champion Neohmar Cermeno (23-5-1, 13 KOs), from Panama City, Panama, by way of Barcelona, Venezuela, won a unanimous decision over Nicaraguan Lester Medrano (15-8-3, 9 KOs), from Chontales, Nicaragua, after nine rounfs to claim the vacant WBA Fedecentro featherweight title.
Lourdes “La Felina” Borbua (5-0, 2 KOs), from Felipillo, Panama, won a unanimous six-round decision over Xochilt Barquero (2-7), from Chinandega, Nicaragua
And last but not least, in his professional debut, Salvadoran Olympian Juan Carlos “Speedy” Flores needed just 46 seconds to demolish Nicaraguan Ricardo Lopez.
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