By Elisinio Castillo
Argentina star Yesica "Tuti" Bopp, the junior flyweight world champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA), will finally make her return to the ring after a long inactivity stretch of almost two years due to maternity.
She will take on Santa Fe's Vanesa Taborda in a fight set to take place in the city of Avellaneda. The promoters are still working on finalizing the date, which is going to be on Friday April 8th or Saturday April 9th.
"Tuti" Bopp (27-1, 12 KOs), born in Wilde, will be tested by Taborda (8-5-3, 0 KOs) in a contest agreed upon for a span of eight rounds, according to OFR Promotions.
Bopp's last fight took place in Rio Grande,on April 26, 2014, when she defeated Daniela Bermudez Rosario, by way of unanimous decision. For that fight she moved up to flyweight and won the vacant WBO world title.
Bopp 31-years-old, will have a demanding opponent who does have some good experience. Taborda (31), on Saturday March 5th, tried unsuccessfully in Mexico to capture the WBC flyweight crown from champion Jéssica Chávez, who won a unanimous decision. Chavez also handed Bopp her first career defeat in 2013 when they collided in a rematch.