World Boxing Association

Malpartida retains title!

By Julio Thyme 06/12/2009

Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California WBA super featherweight champion Kina Malpartida (11-3, 3 KOs) retained her title with a unanimous decision win over English challenger Lyndsey Scragg (10-2, 3 KOs). Malpartida made what seemed like it should be an easy fight hard by not utilizing her height and reach advantage. Scragg tried to get inside but continuously ate straight right hands from the champion. Scragg finally was able to land a counter left hook and dropped Malpartida in the sixth round but it was too little and the judges scored the fight 98-91, 98-91 ad 97-92 for Malpartida.