Yokasta Valle defeated Sana Hazuki by unanimous decision late Friday night at the Camara Ganadera de San Carlos in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

All three judges scored the bout 100-90 in favor of Valle, who improves to 24-2 (9 knockouts) and successfully defended her IBF Female strawweight title.

Friday night was a rematch between Valle and Hazuki. In their first clash on January 30 of last year, Valle also defeated Hazuki by unanimous decision. 

Hazuki came to fight from the opening bell, choosing to stand in the pocket with Valle, who threw and landed the more-effective punches. Even when Hazuki was able to connect with one punch, Valle was able to land two or three punches to the head or body of Hazuki.

The 29-year-old Valle, who is originally from Matagalpa, Nicaragua and now resides in San Jose, Costa Rica, has won her last 11 fights. Her last defeat was at the hands of Tina Rupprecht of Germany, the current WBC 105-pound titleholder, in June 2018. 

Hazuki, who resides in Fukuoka, Japan, drops to 8-6-1, 2 KOs. The 36-year-old has lost four of her last six bouts. 

In the co-feature, middleweight Maricela Cornejo of Los Angeles defeated Simone Aparecida da Silva by decision over eight one-sided rounds. All three judges scored the bout 80-72 in favor of Cornejo, who improves to 15-5, 5 KOs.  

Cornejo is a three-time world title challenger. She has won her last two bouts since losing to Alma Ibarra on March 18 of last year. Her previous fight in September 2019 was a unanimous decision loss to WBC Female super middleweight titleholder Franchon Crews Dezurn.

Aparecida da Silva, who resides in Sao Paolo, Brazil, drops to 17-20, 6 KOs. The 38-year-old has lost her last seven fights. 

In bantamweight action, Adelaida Ruiz remained unbeaten by stopping Edith de Jesus Flores (7-19, 1 KO) of Toluca, Mexico at 33 seconds of the third round. Ruiz (11-0-1, 6 KOs), who resides in Los Angeles, is a junior bantamweight contender who has won her last two bouts by knockout.

Cristian Coronado (10-1, 6 KOs) of Siquirres, Costa Rica, stopped Colombia’s Luis Martinez (1-3, 1 KO) at 2:35 of the fifth round.

The card was co-promoted by MarvNation and Mario Vega. 

Francisco A. Salazar has written for BoxingScene since September 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at santio89@yahoo.com or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing