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Puerta defeats Rodriguez

WBC silver super featherweight beltholder Edgar Puerta (21-4-1, 19 KOs) retained his title with an eighth round TKO over Abraham Rodriguez (24-14-4, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Deportivo del Sindicato del Metro in Mexico City.

Also on the card, WBA female bantamweight titleholder Janeth Perez (17-1-2, 4 KOs) was dethroned by Irma Garcia (6-0-1, 1 KO) via ten round unanimous decision. Scores were 96-94, 96-94, 97-93.

Also flyweight Ganigan Lopez (22-5, 15 KOs), who was originally slated to face WBA interim minimumweight champion Jesus “Negrito” Silvestre in a non-title ten-rounder, instead scored a third round stoppage of late sub Josue Vega (15-10, 12 KOs).

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