The Mexican yamileth market defeated the Zimbabwean by unanimous decision this Saturday Kudakwashe “Take money” Chiwandire to retain the World Boxing Council super bantamweight division title.
Mercado, 25, won with cards in favor of 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92 which reflected a superiority in the ring much greater than the one shown by the Mexican over a tough opponent to beat.
Chiwandire came out to propose. With movements of the waist and good use of the left ‘jab’ he took the initiative, but the Mexican hit in response in an initial assault, which passed without damage to the rivals.
Without holding back, ‘Take money’ insisted in the second round on taking the initiative with an elusive style, with great hand speed from long distance.
‘Yeimi’ made adjustments and hit good counterattack shots in the third against an uncomfortable opponent who did not stop attacking. In the fourth he worked better in the short distance, took advantage in the exchanges, despite the fact that the Zimbabwean made good shots.
The fight reached the middle with no clear advantage for either fighter; Fresh Chiwandire, with the same speed and Market with room for improvement.
In the first minute of the sixth round, the champion, messy at times, landed good hooks to the stomach putting the African against the ropes, but the challenger slipped away unharmed.
With four rounds to go, the fight was still even. The seventh was of good exchanges, with no difference in favor for any of the fighters until in the last 15 seconds Mercado closed better.
The eighth was the best round of the Mexican. The supple Chiwandire exhibited the same leg speed from the early rounds, however, ‘Yeimi’ punished her 1-2 to her face, after which she closed better to take the round, for the first time clearly.
Persistent, the African insisted on fighting from long distance, where it was best seen. Yamileth took note and in the ninth round she responded well again to reinforce her advantage.
A fierce exchange closed out the tenth round, in which Chiwandire proposed the fight in the first minute and Mercado closed out better.
In his fifth defense, Yamileth Mercado reached 21 wins, five by knockoutwith three defeats and Kudakwashe Chiwandire suffered his third defeat with six wins, four by fast track, and one draw.
(With information from EFE)