In 2013, Kina Malpartida disappeared from the WBA rankings and her place as world champion was taken by a Korean boxer. Why was the title taken from the Peruvian?
On February 21, 2009, Kina Malpartida made history by defeating her by technical knockout Maureen Shea and became the world super featherweight boxing champion. This was the first time the national boxer brought a world championship to Peru. ‘Dinamita’ received the sports laurels and thus entered the canon of Peruvian sports. However, the end of Kina’s reign was not as expected. What happened? HERE we tell you.
Until September 2013, the Peruvian topped the rankings of the World Boxing Federation (WBA)However, for the following month, it did not reappear on the above list. In his successor was Hyun Mi Choi, who was listed as the category’s new monarch. Until then, the Korean was listed as interim champion.
Kina Malpartida carries laurels at the old national stadium. Photo: GLR
In November the scenario was the same, Malpartida out of the rankings and Mi Choi as the new champion. With that, the decision of the WBA was official: take the title from the Peruvian boxer and hand it over to the Korean boxer. The decision was made because “Dynamite” had not defended its belt within the legal deadline (six months).
Kina Malpartida’s last starting XI was on December 8, 2012, when the Peruvian defeated Dominican Marilyn Hernández on points. The judges’ cards in Jamaica’s contentious fight decided a win of 97-92, 98-91 and 98-91. This fight came about because Stacey Riley, the original challenger, was injured.
George Martínez, then continental director of the WBA, also revealed that Malpartida had informed them of his retirement from boxing. Of course, when the Peruvian hung up her gloves as champion, she kept her belt and the association had to create another one for the new champion.
How many times has Kina Malpartida defended her belt?
Malpartida defeated Halana Dos Santos in her first starting defense. Photo: GLR
Kina Malpartida successfully jeopardized her title six times. Two of those bouts were won by technical knockout, while the remaining four were decided by unanimous decision. In the table below we show you in detail what the starting defense of the Peruvian champion looked like.
|triumph||Marilyn Hernandez (Dominican Republic)||Unanimous decision||10°||National Indoor Center||Kingston, Jamaica|
|triumph||Sriphrae Nongkipahuyuth (Tayland)||technical KO||6°||Miguel Grau Coliseum in Callao||Callao, Peru|
|triumph||Rhonda Luna (USA)||Unanimous decision||10°||monumental stadium||Lima, Peru|
|triumph||Liliana Palmera (Colombia)||Unanimous decision||10°||Jockey Club||Lima, Peru|
|triumph||Lyndsay ScraggReino Unido||Unanimous decision||10°||Citizen Business Bank Arena||California, United States|
|triumph||Halana Dos Santos (Brazil)||technical KO||7°||Coliseo Dibos||Lima, Peru|