Teresa  Perozzi wins the WBA Super Middleweight title with a split  decision over Lorissa Rivas. *Photo courtesy of  the Trinidad Express
Teresa Perozzi wins the WBA Super Middleweight title with a split decision over Lorissa Rivas. *Photo courtesy of the Trinidad Express
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31: All hail the champ!

Teresa Perozzi won the WBA Middleweight title last night after she beat Lorissa Rivas in a split decision in Tobago. 

The American and Venezuelan judges supplied by the WBA had Perozzi winning 97-94 and 96-95 respectively, while the WBC's Guyanese judge saw Rivas ahead 96-94. 

The victory runs Perozzi’s record to 8 wins (1 KO), 4 losses and a draw.

The fight was also an elimination bout for the vacant WBA Middleweight title.

The last time Perozzi fought in Trinidad was in 2005 when she had a TKO of  hometown favourite Scroller Carrington for the WIBC Middleweight title.