Oliveras Stops Villafranca in Five, Wins Vacant WBO Belt
Argentine star Alejandra Marina Oliveras (24-2-2, 10KOs) captured her third championship. She previously held the WBA female lightweight title and the WBC female super bantamweight crown.
She won the vacant WBO female featherweight title with a fifth round stoppage of Jessica Villafranca (13-5, 7KOs) at San Antonio de Areco in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Villafranco took punishment during the contest and the boxer was unable to continue after the fourth round. When the bell rang to start the fifth round, Villafranco sat on her stool and the ref started a count, until ten, and stopped the fight.
Oliveras made boxing Argentine boxing history by becoming the first fighter to win titles in three weight divisions.