(NOV 22) Yesterday at the
Orleans casino in Las Vegas, Layla "the Amazing" McCarter
defeated Melissa "Huracan" Hernandez in their third match. Layla
won for the second time giving Hernandez a great performance and
looking very good despite she hasnít fought in more than two
years. She got a unanimous decision over a confused and a slow
The judges scored: 80-72, 79-73
and 80-72 in favor of the Las Vegas resident, McCarter. It
was a good fight but it didnít reach the expectations due to the
trouble that "La tiburona" had to move around the ring, using
her legs and to avoid taking punches from a focused and
Layla began to use her jab since the very first round and
continued doing it during the whole fight. Melissa was waiting
to counter punch but it was useless and she was surprised when
Layla knock her down with very strong punches to the head.
In the beginning rounds, both fighters touched heads having
Layla with the worst part, her left side of the face began to
swell but it didnít stop her on her way to the victory.
Melissa was being more aggressive in the fifth round but in an
excited exchange of fired punches, she was saved by the belt.
Hernandez was trying to control Layla and she had a better round
in the sixth but not enough to success because Layla was ahead
in the score cards.
It was a good fight and at the
dressing rooms, Layla was happy but not completely satisfied
with her performance (she thought she could have done much
better) and Melissa was sad and analyzing the possible mistakes
in the bout to make improvements in her future bouts.
"La poeta del ring" Laura Serrano