Boxing News

Ruiz edges Miranda for WBC regional belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a clash of former world champions, bantamweight Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (33-2, 29 KOs) scored a narrow twelve round majority decision over Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (37-9-2, 29 KOs) on Saturday night at the Casino Apodaca in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Scores were 114-114, 115-113 and 115-113. With the win, Ruiz claimed the WBC Continental Americas title.

In a rematch between former female champions, Irma “Guerita” Sanchez won a split decision over Katia “Katy” Gutierrez. Two judges scored it 98-96 for Sanchez and the third had it 96-98 in favor of Gutierrez.

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