Alejandra Jimenez defeats Martha Salazar to win WBC Women’s Heavyweight Title

After their long training camps, the ladies, Martha "the Sahdow" Salazar and Alejandra "La Tigre" Jimenez were ready to contest the WBC Women's Heavyweight Title on Friday evening, March 18, 2016.

After their long training camps, the ladies, Martha “the Shadow” Salazar and Alejandra “La Tigre” Jimenez were more than ready to contest the WBC Women’s Heavyweight Title on Friday evening, March 18, 2016.

It wasn’t easy but for 10 hard fought rounds, the 28-year-old, 5′ 11″ Alejandra “La Tigre” Jimenez of Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (6-0) kept up the pressure on her opponent the 46-year-old, 5’9″ Martha “The Shadow” Salazar of San Francisco, Calif. (13-5, 3 KOs) and appeared to land the harder shots, mostly to the head, to pull off the majority decision victory.


 

At the end of this title fight at the Oasis Hotel Complex in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, the scorecards read: judge Esther Lopez 96-94 Jimenez; judge Jesus Arias 98-93 Jimenez, and judge Fernando Barbosa had it 95-95 even. No one has to hang their head in shame. Both ladies stood toe to toe throughout and hardly ever took a step back. Since it was such a commendable performance, we highly recommend you take a look at their splendid performance.

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The two ladies, Martha Salazar (l) and Alejandra Jimenez (r) await the announcement of the judges' decision.

The two ladies, with their shiners, Martha Salazar (l) and Alejandra Jimenez (r), along with referee Hector Afu, await the announcement of the judges’ decision from the show’s ring announcer, Jimmy Lennon Jr.

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Jim Wyatt, a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, has written weekly sports features for several Military newspapers, WCKMuayThai.com, SportofBoxing.com and Examiner.com as their San Diego Boxing Examiner. He was one of the four "Wise Guys" who predicted winning football selections versus the Vegas spreads. Some of the people he enjoyed meeting: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, WWF Wrestler Lita, LaDainian Tomlinson, Nate Kaeding and Darren Bennett of the Chargers, Tony Gwynn and Jake Peavy of the Padres, soccer stars Shannon MacMillan and Julie Foudy, Mixed Martial Artists Cris Cyborg, Junior Dos Santos, the Nogueira brothers plus the many great people involved in boxing and Muaythai.