Costa Rican world champion, Hanna Gabriels faced Australian Sarah Dwyer on Saturday night in Managua, Nicaragua. Gabriels managed to obtain a unanimous decision win and therefore retained her WBA World Female Super Welterweight Title (154 lbs.)
With this win the Costa Rican brings her record up to 19 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw, while the Australian, a former MMA fighter, adds another loss for 3 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws.
Gabriels didn’t have much problems dominating the fight, even though Hanna lacked efficiency and precision on her punches her experience allowed her to work her opponent’s body and wear her out.
Dwyer put in the effort and resisted the 10 rounds but Gabriels’ was definitely stronger (Dwyer marked 150.8 lbs. vs Gabriels 153.2 lbs at the weigh in) and her ring knowledge made it impossible for Dwyer to really connect any good punches.
Initially, Gabriels vs Dwyer was supposed to take place in Costa Rica; however, since, the fight was moved to Nicaragua as part of the World Boxing Association’s KO to Drugs event.
Gabriels recently signed with Salita Promotions, and is currently being trained by her husband and also boxer, Bryan “Tiquito” Vásquez, however, this time around Vásquez was unable to travel with his wife and it was trainer Pedro Gonzalez who assisted the world champion in the corner.
Gabriels also recently announced the release of a movie next February 28 inspired on her life story under the title “Hanna Gabriels La Leyenda de un Triunfo” (Hanna Gabriels the Legend of a Triumph).