Thursday night at the Coca Cola Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., Jessica Rakoczy captured the WIBA super bantamweight title in the main event over Ada Velez. The fight was part of a charity event called "OKC Charity Fight" which was hosted by boxing legend Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini.
Rakoczy dominated the fight from bell to bell, scoring a knockdown in the first round. When the end came, all three judges had the same score of 99-90.
Dewey Cooper, who trains Jessica Rakoczy was pleased with the performance.
"Jessica controlled the entire fight. She got headbutted with 1 second left in the 9th round and got a pretty severe cut over her right eye, but the lopsided score was a direct indication of the way the fight went."
The first round knockdown seemed to have an affect on Velez as she fought passively for the remainder of the fight. This allowed Rakoczy to control the action, leaving little room for any other scores than those the judges gave.
Despite her newly won championship, the future remains cloudy for Jessica Rakoczy. A difficult weight cut and an interest in MMA leaves fans to speculate where she will turn up next. For his part, Cooper does not seem overly concerned.
"We will see what's next in the upcoming weeks to come," he offered when asked which sport she will compete in next time out.
No matter where she decides to compete, it appears as if her recent troubles are in the past and any problems in the future will be for her opponents. When she is competing at her best, there are few in any sport who have the skills to beat her.