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Yesica Yolanda Bopp (born April 11, 1984) is an Argentine professional boxer.

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She is a former WBA and WBO female light flyweight champion, as well as a former WBO female flyweight champion.

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Bopp won the interim WBA female light flyweight title on December 4, 2008 after defeating Ana Fernandez, and made thirteen successful defenses.

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Bopp also won the WBO female light flyweight title on November 6, 2009. She successfully defended it against Carina Moreno on January 29, 2011, and followed that up with five more victories in 2011.

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During her time as champion, Bopp was ranked the best female light flyweight fighter in the world, according to BoxRec.

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On August 14, 2010 at Club Deportivo Libertad in Sunchales, Santa Fe, Argentina, Yesica Bopp (106¼ lbs) won a ten-round unanimous decision over Ana Fabiola Arrazola of Tlalnepantla, México, defending the WBA and WBO Junior Flyweight titles.

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Arrazola who lacked the speed or technique to match evenly with Bopp, was knocked down in the sixth round but she frustrated Bopp’s effort to finish the fight inside the distance. Arrazola fell to 17-5-3 (15 KO’s) in this rematch.

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On January 29, 2011 at Polideportivo Municipal in Monte Hermoso, Buenos Aires, Yesica Bopp (106 lbs) won a ten-round unanimous (100-91,99-91,98-92) decision over Carina Moreno (106¾ lbs) of Watsonville, California, USA for the WBA and WBO Junior Flyweight titles.

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 The bout, which featured excellent skills and in-and-out movement by both boxers, was more closely fought than was indicated by the scoring. Bopp was adept at blocking and countering Moreno’s attacks and also in picking when and where to throw her own punches in bunches.

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Bopp’s well-timed overhand rights also raised a swelling under Moreno’s left eye after the fifth round. “Yesica Bopp is a great champion and she won the fight,” Moreno said in a post-fight press release.

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“It’s very difficult to travel thousands of miles away from home and get the victory. When I get back, I’ll look at the fight and see where I can improve.”  Moreno fell to 21-3 (6 KO’s).

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Yesica was named WBAN’s “Fighter of the Month” in February 2011 for her win over Carina Moreno.

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On April 2, 2011 at Estadio Socios Fundadores in Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Argentina, Yesica (109½ lbs) TKO’d Romina Alcantara (106½ lbs) of Cordoba, Argentina at 0:14 in the eighth round of a scheduled eight-rounder.

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