Last night at the Centro De Convenciones in Baja California,
Mexico, Melissa "Mighty" McMorrow, 112, now 10-5-3 (1KO), of San
Francisco, California, won by a ten-round split decision over
the previous undefeated boxer Kenia Enriquez, 13-1-0 (6KO),
109½, of Tijuana, Mexico. McMorrow won the WBO Flyweight world
title. Final judges scores were 97-93 and 98-92 for McMorrow,
and 96-94 for Enriquez.
McMorrow, again braved it to go into Mexico to again fight for
yet another world title. She had previously won the WBO
Flyweight title in 2012 when she first defeated Susi Kentikian,
and then successfully defended the title that same year when she
fought Yahaira Martinez and then, in 2013 against successfully
defending her title against Nadia Raoui. All of these WBO title
fights took place out of venue for McMorrow, fighting twice in
Germany, and once in Florida.
According to ringside observers, McMorrow pressed the action
from the opening round, keeping the action in close and putting
continual pressure on Enriquez.
In a second bout on the card, WBC-WBA super bantamweight
champion, Jackie Nava, 122, of Tijuana, Mexico, scored a sixth
round TKO (1:22) over Mayra Gomez, 122, of Neuquen, Argentina.
Nava was defending her WBC/WBA titles in this ten rounder.