(NOV 30) Carina Moreno is in
Germany to fight Susi Kentikian. "Killer Queen" owns all the
home ring advantages as the Watsonville former World Champion
goes on the road again to prove she's got something left.
video was shot in Salinas at
Carina Moreno's last victory over Sharon Gaines. Since then, the
boxer from Santa Cruz County has lost twice, most recently
against Irma Sanchez in Mexico who happened to be the promoter's
wife. "La Reina" has lost 4 of her past 5 bouts, fighting in
hostile territory in all those defeats.
Now 22-5, Moreno has not
been able to find a match at her more suitable 105 pounds, so
she accepts what's offered. Not exactly the best formula for
success, but better than no fight at all for the former World
Susi Kentikian of Germany
Tomorrow night (Dec. 1) in Dusseldorf, Germany the odds will again
be stacked against her facing "Killer Queen" Susi Kentikian.
Carina arrived in Germany on Monday. While her opponent is
staying in a spacious hotel room with all the comforts of home,
Moreno has tiny lodging quarters, and has not exactly been
welcomed by the promoter.
[According to Hoffman's sources
provided about this upcoming fight]
In fact, Felix Sturm has not met the
American as yet, while catering to Kentikian's every wish. So
goes the story for many U.S. female fighters who can not get
matched in the home country and must travel overseas or south of
the border in search of paydays. However, couple current
Northern California World Champion women have bucked the odds
and emerged victorious.
Ava Knight has back to back upset wins
in Mexico, and is slated for a rematch December 15th, again in
Mexico, against Mariana "La Barbie" Juarez who she dominated in
the previous meeting two months ago.
More remarkable was San
Mateo's Melissa McMorrow, who traveled to Kentikian's hometown
in Germany a few months back scoring a 10 round unanimous
decision and handing Susi her first loss after a perfect 29-0
start to her pro career.
Another loss at home for "Killer Queen"
against an American seems highly unlikely, but "La Reina" feels
she is still Queen of the Ring and has added a psychologist to
her training team to bury any doubts.
Head trainer Rick Noble
who has directed Moreno's career since her decorated amateur
days, knows the German gamesmanship favoring Kentikian has been
evident since their arrival and expects more of the same at
Friday's weigh-in. Carina is battling a cold in addition to the
elements stacked against her, but will enter the ring with a
nothing to lose, and everything to gain attitude.