Yamileth Mercado Defends The WBC Title After A Sluggish Begin
WBC tremendous bantamweight champion Yamileth “Yeimi” Mercado (17-2, 5ko) made the second protection of her title towards undefeated Angelica “Mucuishie Sexymo” Rascon (10-0, 2ko) in her yard of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Rascon, a 29-year previous fighter from El Paso, Texas has a possibility of a lifetime to battle for the title. By no means thoughts the very fact that is her first time combating for a belt of any type. “Mucuishie Sexymo” was seeking to go all out in hopes of capturing her first world championship. She is a pit-bull that may keep in your chest with fixed stress to land the overhand proper.
Mercado has been driving the excessive waves after profitable the 2018 rematch by defeating then WBC champion Fatuma Zarika in June 2019. The 23-year previous Mexican champion is an effective boxer with respectable energy. Nonetheless, she’s going to sometimes battle in a cellphone sales space as a substitute of utilizing her boxing abilities.
THE CHALLENGER MADE IT A DOG FIGHT
Earlier than the battle acquired underway, followers in attendance and watching at residence obtained a uncommon deal with as dwelling legend Jackie “La Princesa Azteca” Nava was on commentary!
Rascon acquired proper up within the grill of the WBC champion within the early rounds touchdown that overhand proper. She used that stress fashion to perfection by going to the physique at any time when the champion was towards the ropes.
“Yeimi” was having a tough time getting out of the way in which of the overhand proper. This was because of the truth she stayed on the centerline with none head motion, making an attempt to battle again as a substitute of utilizing her footwork.
THE CHAMP FINALLY FIGHTING SMART
Because the battle continued, the champion lastly elected to make use of her boxing capacity and was in a position to get management of the battle with the jab, counter proper and left hook upstairs. She even damage the undefeated challenger with a tough left hook to the physique.
The battle would get a bit ugly as each fighters had been charging in headfirst leading to a conflict of heads. Rascon acquired the more severe of it with a minimize above and beneath the suitable eye. The referee gave each fighters a number of warnings for leaning down on the top, earlier than finally taking some extent deduction away from Rascon in spherical six adopted by Mercado in spherical 9.
Within the closing moments of the battle, the challenger landed the overhand proper a number of instances. Nonetheless, the champion continued to make use of her footwork, creating angles and touchdown the counter left hook whereas avoiding the wild looping pictures of the challenger.
As the ultimate bell sounded, the followers confirmed their appreciation as cheers stuffed the sector. The judges scorecards learn 98-90, 97-91, and 96-92 in favor of Mercado. 3kingsboxing.com additionally had 96-92 for the champion.
With this win, Mercado efficiently makes the second protection of the WBC title. Undefeated WBO tremendous bantamweight champion Dina Thorslund tasted victory again on the same weekend albeit for the same title at bantamweight. Nonetheless, if she decides to remain within the tremendous bantamweight division, a unification with Mercado could be an excellent one!
By: Garrisson Bland
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