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Castillo dethrones Hanna Gabriel

By Gabriel F. Cordero

18-year-old Dominican challenger Oxandia “La Loba” Castillo (12-0-2, 9 KOs) claimed the WBO female super welterweight crown on Thursday night with a second round TKO over previously unbeaten Costa Rican champion Hanna Gabriel (13-1-1, 9 KOs). A huge right hand left Gabriel wobbly and unable to continue, stunning the partisan crowd at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa in San Jose, Costa Rica. Gabriel, a huge star in Costa Rica, was returning to the ring after nearly 14 months of inactivity due to back surgery.

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