Despite being the first boxer from her nation to enter the “ring” at Madison Square Garden, Spanish boxer Tania Alvarez lost this morning’s bout for the WBC Silver featherweight title (57 kilograms) against Australian Skye Nicolson by unanimous decision.
The Australian (6-0, 0 “KO”), who won the World Boxing Council featherweight silver belt, suffered her first loss as a professional after the judges gave him scores of 98-92, 97-93, and 100-90. The 21-year-old Catalan woman, trained by Toni Moreno, had previously won seven fights, including two by “KO.”
The boxer from Baix Llobregat, known as “Violencia,” attempted to knock down Nicolson throughout the ten rounds of the fight, but was unable due to the ocean boxer’s strong defense and agile legs.
As the rounds continued, Alvarez let his guard down, which allowed his opponent to hit the Catalan in the face. Nicolson started to maintain his distance after the seventh “round” and only encountered some difficulty in the final two, which did not put his triumph in jeopardy.