Popular undefeated female boxer Yesica “La Tuti” Bopp (21-0, 9 KO’s) was awarded a “5th Defense Diamond Ring” yesterday in a ceremony held at the Zipperle’s Restaurant in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Bopp, the WBO female 108-pound champion, has emerged as one of the most popular Latina fighters in the world, and has expanded her popularity far beyond the borders of her homeland of Argentina. The 28-year old won over Puerto Rican fans with a dominant first round KO of the normally durable American Suzannah Warner last October in San Juan, and scored an impressive KO over tough Mexican Yesenia Castrejon in her last fight in Mexico.
“We give this recognition to Yesica for his great career as a champion of our organization and the great talent that has shown in his career,” commented WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, “We also want to highlight the community work that Yesica does in her country.”
The ceremony was attended by numerous Puerto Rican boxing dignitaries such as former world champions Ivan Calderon, Alex “El Nene” Sanchez, and Juan Manuel Lopez.
“I feel very happy to be given this celebration and reception,” Bopp said after receiving the ring, “very happy to be in Puerto Rico, where I was treated very well last year.”
Bopp (21-0, 9 KOs), a native of Wilde, Buenos Aires, Argentina, has seven successful defenses ofthe 108 pound WBO championship belt.