Arely Mucino and Yairineth Altuve put on an entertaining show tonight in Monterrey, Mexico, with the hometown favorite Mucino retaining the WBO flyweight title via unanimous decision, but not without a little late drama.
Mucino (28-3-2, 10 KO) scored official knockdowns in the fourth and seventh rounds. The knockdown in the fourth was a shove that referee Miguel Angel Canul simply missed, but the one in the seventh was legitimate.
That gave Mucino a clear lead on the scorecards, but Venezuela’s Altuve (10-3, 10 KO) drilled her with a left hook right before the bell in the ninth round, and Mucino was hurt, her legs wobbling and her right hand reaching for the top rope to steady her on her walk back to the corner.
For whatever reason, the doctor checked on Mucino before the 10th began, giving her valuable extra seconds to recover. In the 10th and final round, Mucino mostly tried to hold on and survive the two minutes, which she did, as Altuve just couldn’t find the clean shot(s) to put her away and pull off a dramatic comeback upset.
Scores were 97-91, 98-90, and 98-90 for Mucino, who may find herself fighting interim titleholder Nicola Adams (5-0, 3 KO) sometime in the near future. They were supposed to fight on March 8, but Adams was injured in training and had to postpone the bout.
WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Jaime Munguia and mandatory 154-pound challenger Dennis Hurricane” Hogan had their official weigh-in ahead of their 12-round fight for Munguia’s title. Eaqch one weighed 154 lbs. They were joined by Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, along with Fernando Beltran, CEO of Zanfer Promotions, among others.The event will take place Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
WBO Female World Flyweight Clash
WBO World Champion Arely Muciño weighed 112 lbs, and Yairineth Altuva 112 lbs for their fight tomorrow at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
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A Female World Champion against a challenger who has won all her fights by knockout is a tough test that will have to overcome the talent of Monterrey at home, as part of the evening boxing that Zanfer and Golden Boy will present this Saturday, in a mega event that will be televised in national territory by Azteca 7, the House of Boxing and globally by the application DAZN.
The world champion who will be sitting in a “powder keg” will be Arely “Machine Gun” Muciño (23-3-2, 10 ko’s), who will make the second defense of her WBO flyweight world championship against the Venezuelan Yairineth “Chinita” Altuva (10-2-0, 10 ko’s), in the classic confrontation between the fighter of great technique and power factor in both fists.
Muciño has been world champion of the four main organizations that govern the boxing world, while Altuve, apart from having won 10 fights in professional boxing and all by knockout, is also an official the Municipal Police and qualified Physical Education teacher of the Experimental Pedagogical University of Libertador.
The two defeats that appear in the record of the “Chinita” were in dispute of the world championship before Leonela Paola Yudica, last year. The first was a decision so controversial, that the same Argentine press condemned it and generated a direct rematch. The second, although Yudica won by unanimous decision, visited the canvas in the third round.
In the main event Jaime Munguia will defend his WBO junior middleweight against mandatory challenger Dennis Hogan.
Nicola Adams has postponed her 8 March
fight against Mexican Arely Mucino – the Briton’s first shot at a world title –
because of injury.
The two-time Olympic champion, 36, was
due to challenge for the WBO flyweight title at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
But a statement from promoter Frank
Warren said Adams had “picked up an injury during her preparations”.
“The world title bout will now be
rescheduled to take place later in the year,” the statement added.
Undefeated British light-heavyweight
Anthony Yarde will now face Travis Reeves of the United States as the main
A bout with Mucino would have been
Adams’ sixth since turning professional in 2017 and she said in January she
wanted to win her first title to emulate her “hero” Muhammad Ali, who
boxed at the Royal Albert Hall in 1971 and 1979 exhibitions.
The contest was also set to take place
on International Women’s Day.
Adams earned a unanimous points victory
to defeat Isabel Millan of Mexico in her previous fight in October.
Mucino, 29, claimed her world title in February 2018 and has a record of 27 wins, two draws and three losses in 10 years as a professional.
NICOLA ADAMS OBE WILL be hoping for a double celebration on March 8th. Britain’s most successful ever female boxer will bid to become a professional world champion on the same day that females across the globe unite to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The 36-year-old has long been the Leading Lady of British sport and now aims to add the WBO world flyweight title to her two Olympic gold medals and numerous other gongs.
International Women’s Day is celebrated each year and represents a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.
Adams’ own celebrations will take place within the salubrious surrounding of the Royal Albert Hall and the occasion will certainly be marked with a few trademark right handers.
The significance of the March 8 date did not escape the Lioness when she rocked up in South Kensington to set the ball rolling on the promotion of her date with destiny that comes after just five previous professional fight nights.
“I am absolutely over the moon, really excited and can’t wait to get going,” reacted Adams to the official announcement of her world title assignment against the experienced Mexican Mucino.
“I am determined, training hard – and this is the reason I turned professional. I achieved everything there was to achieve as an amateur and I now want to win a world title as a professional boxer, just like my hero Muhammad Ali.
“To think that he boxed in the same arena as I am going to be boxing in is unbelievable for me. To come away with a world belt and to call myself a world champion is every boxer’s dream.
“I just can’t wait to get in there, to perform and prove to people that I belong at world level. I am hoping all the fans will come out to support me and all the other boxers as well because it will be an exciting night of boxing.
“Even if they can’t make it out, just watch it at home live on BT Sport. It will be a fantastic night and I just can’t wait to get going.
“This is where it is going to happen and on March 8 I will be ready. I am telling you now, that belt is staying here with me.
“Winning it will be right up there with my Olympic medals and to be able to do that here in London at the Royal Albert Hall on International Women’s Day as well will mean everything to me.
“I’m winning for women!”
Frank Warren added that he is convinced the timing is right for Adams to take the professional plunge into the elite end of the sport.
“Nicola has obviously broken lots or records along the way with being a double Olympic gold medallist,” added the promoter, who has guided her professional career from the beginning.
“She will be the first female professional to perform at the Royal Albert Hall and will be fighting against a world champion who has had roughly six times more pro fights than Nicola has had – so it is not going to be an easy fight for her, that is for sure.
“Nicola is a winner and has a winner’s mentality and I am convinced she will come away with the belt. This is history making.
“It will be a big moment for British sport to have our first female world champion to hold a bona-fide and recognised belt in the WBO title.”
Elsewhere on the show, heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois (9-0) boxes in the same venue that previous British heavyweight greats Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and Henry Copper boxed in. Dubois faces the tough California based Romanian Razvan Cojanu. Liam Williams puts his newly won British Middleweight Title on the line against Brentwood bruiser Joe Mullender. Archie Sharp defends his WBO European Super Featherweight title and 14-0 unbeaten record against 11-0 Lucas Ballingall. Johnny Garton will also be in action defending his British Welterweight Title.
La boxeadora mexicana Arely Muciño expondrá el título mosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB)el 8 de marzo en Londres, Inglaterra, confiada de volver a casa como campeona cuando enfrente a la local Nicola Adams.
La “Ametralladora”, quien se coronó en febrero pasado ante Monserrat Alarcón y que defendió el título siete meses después con María Salinas, se mostró satisfecha de volver a la actividad y en un compromiso importante y difícil, pero confiada de que seguirá en el trono.
“Regresamos el 8 de marzo, estamos por firmar el contrato con mi promotor Fernando Beltrán, será una prueba difícil, vamos en calidad de campeona e ir a otro país tiene cosas detrás, pero creo que podemos con eso, trato de sacarle provecho a lo que pasa en mi vida y eso será importante”, dijo.
De visita en la Ciudad de México, pues acompaña a Arely Valente, quien peleará el sábado, la regiomontana sabe que será complicado el duelo ante la invicta británica (5-0, 3 KOs), dos veces medallista de oro olímpica.
“Es una peleadora fuerte, la he visto, muy burlona, será una buena pelea, vamos a dejar todo arriba para traernos el cinturón, esperaba con muchas ansias esta pelea, salir del país”, añadió la pugilista, quien solo checará algunas cosas del contrato, pero es un hecho, “es la defensa obligatoria, no hay tanto qué negociar”.
Y aunque le interesaría pelear con pugilistas mexicanas en las 112 libras, donde hay muchas de gran nivel, por ahora solo piensa en volver a casa con el cetro de la OMB en su poder, sin subestimar a Nicola pese a que su experiencia profesional es menor que la de Arely.
“Primero esta pelea, será una experiencia buena para mí, tengo más peleas, ella más experiencia amateur, no vengo a subestimar a nadie, lo estoy tomando con mucha disciplina y conciencia, allá pueden pasar muchas cosas, tienes que ir con la disciplina, fuerza y determinación para traer ese título de regreso”, concluyó.
The multi Flyweight World Champion, Arely “Machine Gunn” Muciño, wants to extend the patriotic festivities and give her own victory joy and “Viva Mexico” on the ring of the Arena “José Sulaiman” of Monterrey, Nuevo León this Saturday, in function promoted Promotions Zanfer in association with Uppercut Promotions of ¨Charro¨ Hernández that will be broadcast by Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo.
“Machine Gun” Muciño (26-3-2, 10 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBO title next Saturday, facing the experienced and dangerous Mexican-American Maria “Mary” Salinas (19-6-3, 7 KOs) in what is expected to be a clash of power between two experience and great courage fighters.
Muciño will be at home, before his people, and will premiere his WBO Flyweight World Championship, with which she completes the set of titles of the four main governing bodies of the world boxing, as she previously reigned in the same division but recognized by IBF, WBA and WBC . The “Machine Gun” was crowned after beating by points Montserrat Alarcon last February in an authentic women’s war.
“Very excited and motivated to defend my world title against my dear countrymen, I know that I will have all the support of the fans and I will not fail them I will leave everything in the ring and I will win whatever it costs” affirmed the well-known fighter Muciño
“Mary” Salinas, meanwhile, born in Texas, comes with a streak of four victories in a row and her record includes top rivals like Esmeralda Moreno, Etsuko Tada, Jessica Nery Plata, Naoko Shibata and Kenya Enríquez.
¨I am motivated to go to foreign lands to face the local rivals, I know Arely, and I spend time watching her, I will remove the belt of the world in front of his own people and I will achieve a dream more of being world champion, I guarantee war in the ring and victory “said Salinas.
La campeona mundial de peso Mosca de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño, hará la primera defensa de su título en su tierra el sábado 22 de septiembre en la Arena Solidaridad de Monterrey, Nuevo León.
La “Ametralladora” Muciño (26-3-2, 10 ko’s) tendrá como retadora a la texana María “Polvorita” Salinas (19-6-3, 7 ko’s) estelarizando una atractiva función de Zanfer en co promoción con Round Zero del ¨Charro¨ Hernández que será transmitida por la Casa del Boxeo, Azteca 7.
Muciño, que ha sido campeona mundial Mosca de los cuatro organismos más importantes que rigen el boxeo (WBC, WBA, IBF y WBO) conquistó el cetro de la Organización Mundial el pasado mes de febrero, superando por puntos a Monserrat ¨Raya¨ Alarcón en una emotiva pelea.
Su primera prueba como campeona será “La Polvorita” Salinas, una peleadora de gran fortaleza y valentía, que ha disputado en cuatro ocasiones un campeonato mundial y se ha enfrentado a seis peleadoras que han sido campeonas del mundo. Salinas se presenta a esta contienda con una racha de cuatro victorias consecutivas.