In Action-Packed Fight Zulina Wins by
Tecnical Decision over Alesia Graf!
by Sue TL Fox
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
March 2, 2014
(MAR 2) Last night on the
"SANGRE MEXIQUENSE" professional boxing card at the World Trade
Center of Naucalpan, in Mexico, the headliner featured a rematch
between Alesia Graf vs. Zulina "Loba" Muñoz. Munoz was
defending her WBC Super Flyweight title in a ten-rounder.
And...oh what a rematch these two brought to the table this
In the first round, the two came out, feeling each other out,
finding a comfortable pace with each other. Both Munoz and Graf
looked to be in top condition. As the round progressed,
Munoz began to get more aggressive, throwing some body combos,
working the body shots, and punching through Graf's defenses.
Very competitive round for both fighters.
In round two, Graf came out strong, and immediately threw a
couple of jabs. In a tight spot, they are holding on and
Graf throws a rabbit punch, getting warned by the referee.
Munoz again goes to throwing some quick and fairly hard body
punches, working her way up to Graf's head. Graf begins
stalking Munoz a little bit, but Munoz begins her fast-action
combinations, off and on in round two. Munoz is just
relentless with the body shots in this fight.
In the third round, Graf comes out throws a quick One-Two, and
Graf appears to be very determined to beat Munoz to the punch.
In the mid round, they stand center ring, and begin to feel each
other out, with coming in and out of throwing combinations.
Both have some great exchanges, but Munoz appears to be beating
Graf to the punch. In this round there is an accidental
head butt with these two.
In the fourth round, Graf shoots off a quick jab, and both stay
in the center, exchanging fast and quick combinations. Neither
appear to be backing down from one another....and what a great
display of female boxing so far in this fight. At about 30
seconds into the fight, the referee has to break them up from
holding. Both continue to look extremely sharp in the
fourth round. But Munoz just seems to be the quicker
puncher, laying some continued body shots at time on Graf.
In the fifth round, they again meet center, not backing off of
each other. Munoz shoots off a barrage of combos to Graf's
head---with Graf managing to block many of them. Munoz
continues to get the combos off first, and in this round she
threw an uppercut to open up Graf's defenses, following up with
a straight shot to the head. At the minute break of this
round, the commentators begin to comment about the excessive
blood they are seeing. Both have cuts, with Graf's looking
much more severe at this point.
In the sixth and final round, after their corners were applying
pressure to the cuts of each fighter, in the first 20 seconds or
so, they come in a little more cautious.
They keep their distance and throwing punches that are not
landing. Then as they do get into more contact, they again
bump heads, and the referee exaggerates a hand movement to both
fighters pointing to his head, trying to tell them to not
headbutt. Graf gets distracted for a moment, and appears
to say something to the ref, when Munoz shoots off a couple of
The referee then stops the fight to check Graf's cut that is
bleeding fairly well. The ref leads Graf to her
corner, and Graf is getting upset about what is going on.
The Ref then raises his hand to indicate the fight has been
stopped due to technical issues (Graf's cut.)
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The fight goes to the scorecards, and Munoz being a head on the
cards, is declared the winner by technical decision.