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Friday, June 2, 2023

WBC Orders Rematch of Duer-Bouvier

Carolina Duer lost a controversial split decision to Gabriel Bouvier in Argentina on April 29. Bouvier won a vacant trinket from the WBC with the decision. In the aftermath, Duer was adamant that she deserved to win and officially protested the result. Consequently, the WBC has now ordered a rematch between Duer and Bouvier.

Duer, a 44 year old, outboxed 31 year old Bouvier during the first three rounds of their April clash. Bouvier had a strong fourth and nicked a close fifth. Duer came back in the sixth and continued to walk Bouvier into big shots for the next two rounds. Bouvier's pressure was relentless, and she finished well. The Jewish Boxing Blog scored the bout 96-94 for Duer. One official judge agreed, but the other two had the fight 97-93 and 96-94 for Bouvier of Uruguay.

Duer's record is now 20-7-2 with 6 KOs while Bouvier is 17-12-1 with 3 KOs. Both are former world champions. Carolina has held straps at super flyweight and bantamweight. Bouvier's title was in the flyweight division. No date or venue has been announced for the rematch. 

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