Leonela Paola Yúdica

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Leonela Paola Yúdica
Statistics
Weight(s)
NationalityArgentine
Born (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 31)
Santa Lucía, San Juan, Argentina
Boxing record
Wins16
Wins by KO0
Losses0
Draws3

Leonela Paola Yúdica (born Leonela Paola Yúdica Andino on 18 September 1988) is an Argentine professional boxer. She has been the International Boxing Federation Flyweight world championship title-holder since December 2014.

Early life[edit]

Yúdica was born in Santa Lucía, San Juan, Argentina on 18 September 1988. She made her boxing debut on 21 April 2012, beating Soledad del Valle Frias by unanimous decision.[1]

Professional career[edit]

She won the Argentina flyweight title in her first 10 round bout in October 2014. In her following fight, two months later, she gained the International Boxing Federation Flyweight world championship title against Gabriela Bouvier on a split decision, the judges' scores being 97–93, 97–93 and 94–96.[1][2]

Yúdica retained the world title in March 2015 when she drew with Vanesa Lorena Taborda in a fight where both fighters lost a point for fouling.[3] She retained the title in seven subsequent matches, all of which were held at Stadio Aldo Cantoni, San Juan. Her four title defences after the Taborda fight were all won by unanimous decision: against Tyrieshia Douglas in July 2015, Soledad del Valle Frias in April 2016, Carolina Álvarez in March 2017 and Yunoka Furugawa in October 13, 2017. In August 2018 she beat Yairineth Altuve by majority decision. A rematch against Altuve in December 2018 saw Yúdica win by unanimous decision.[1][4]

In a fight against challenger Isabel Millan in August 2019, a clash of heads between the boxers in the fourth round caused Yúdica to suffer from significant bleeding. The fight was declared a "no contest" due to this, and Yúdica retained the title.[5]

In December 2018, she won a house in an Instituto Provincial de la Vivienda (Provincial Housing Institute) raffle.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Leonela Paola Yudica". boxrec.com. BoxRec. Archived from the original on 12 December 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  2. ^ McGrady, Jim (28 December 2014). "Women's Boxing: The Holiday Week Wrap Up". The Boxing Tribune. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  3. ^ McGrady, Jim (24 March 2015). "Yudica Retains, UBF Champs crowned: The Women's Weekly Wrap Up". The Boxing Tribune. Archived from the original on 17 February 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Yúdica defenderá por séptima vez el título mundial en el Cantoni" [Yúdica will defend the world title for the seventh time at Cantoni]. Tiempo (in Spanish). San Juan, Argentina. 18 December 2018. Archived from the original on 19 December 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Tras el fuerte golpe de cabeza ¿Cómo sigue el estado de salud de Leonela Yúdica?" [After the strong blow to the head, how is Leonela Yúdica's health status?]. Tiempo (in Spanish). San Juan, Argentina. 20 August 2019. Archived from the original on 21 August 2019. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  6. ^ "A horas de una nueva defensa, Leonela Yúdica ganó una casa del IPV" [Within hours of a new defense, Leonela Yúdica won an IPV home]. Tiempo (in Spanish). San Juan, Argentina. 19 December 2018. Archived from the original on 20 December 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2020.

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