Flyweight champion Arely
("Ametralladora") Muciño was born in Monterrey, Nuevo
She has dedicated herself to boxing since the age of 13,. She is
managed and coached by her father, Joseph Muciño Ramirez, a
former amateur boxer. As an amateur herself she won
twelve championships with a record of 30-3 (22 KO's).
At age 15 she was invited to a dual meet with
could not take part owing to conflict with her studies.
turned pro in 2008, and made her debut on February 7 2008 at Dscoteca
Stratus in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, México against Alma Florez Bueno of
The result of the four-rounder was a draw, evening Bueno's
at 1-1-1. Muciño says she had expected to fight at junior
bantamweight and got weak after weighing in at flyweight.
On June 19, 2008 at
Magic Club in Lomas de Sotelo, Distrito Federal, México, Arely won a
four-round unanimous decision in a rematch with Alma Florez
On February 4, 2009 at
El Jefe in Monterrey, México, Arely TKO'd Magdalena Leija of
Saltillo, México at 0:30 in the third round of a scheduled six-rounder.
Leija fell to 0-6 with the loss.
On March 4, 2009 at Arena El
Jefe in Monterrey, México, Arely (114¾ lbs) KO'd pro debuter Yasbed
lbs) just 20 seconds into the first round of a scheduled six-rounder.
(Alvarez hasn't fought professionally since).
On May 10, 2009 at
Arena El Jefe in Monterrey, México, Arely won by a TKO when Elena Luz
Rodriguez of Mexicali retired at 0:10 in the third round of a
seven-rounder. Rodriguez, who had fought Elena Reid, Vaia
and Wendy Rodriguez in the USA, was attempting a comeback after a
absence from pro boxing but she fell to 3-4-1 (0 KO's) with this loss
and has not fought again.
June 30, 2009 at Arena El Jefe in Monterrey, México, Arely won a
ten-round unanimous decision over Gabriela Gonzalez of Ciudad
Nezahualcoyotl, México for the vacant Mexican Flyweight title.
Gonzalez fell to 5-2-0 (1 KO) with the loss.
On August 18, 2009 at Arena
El Jefe in Monterrey, México, Arely TKO'd Sandra Hernandez in the
seventh round of a scheduled ten-rounder defending the Mexican
Flyweight title. Hernandez fell to 2-6-0 (1 KO).
On October 28, 2009
El Jefe in Monterrey, México, Arely TKO'd Nancy Yesenia Franco of
Jalisco, México at 1:30 in the first round of a scheduled
eight-rounder. Franco fell to 1-1-1 (1 KO) with the loss.
December 15, 2009 at Arena El Jefe in Monterrey, México, Arely (114¾
lbs) TKO'd a game but outgunned Mariela "La Ranita" Catorce
(114¾ lbs) in the fifth round of a
scheduled ten-rounder. Catorce fell to 1-3-0 (0 KO's) with the loss.
On February 6, 2010 at Arena
Monterrey in Monterrey, México, Arely (114 lbs) won a six-round
unanimous (59-56,59-56,59-55) decision over Anahi Torres Ramos (110
lbs) of Texcoco, México, who fell to 3-6-0 (0 KO's) with the loss.
On March 23, 2010 at Arena El
Jefe in Monterrey, México, Arely won a ten-round
unanimous decision over Anahi Torres, who fell to 3-6-0 (0 KO's).
July 17, 2010 at the Sport and Congress Center in
Schwerin, Germany, Arely (111¼ lbs) surprised Susi Kentikian
(112 lbs) of Germany in the first two rounds of a scheduled
ten-rounder for Kentikian's WIBF, WBA and WBO Flyweight titles.
The bout was stopped by referee Joe Cortez at 0:12 in the
round when Kentikian was deeply cut on her scalp in an accidental clash
The ring doctor attempted to stop
the bleeding but said that although the cut was not large, is was very
decision to stop the fight made it a technical
draw, but the two-round judges'
scorecards were released - 19-19, 19-19 and 20-18 for
three title belts eluded her, the four exciting
minutes Arely Muciño fought
in Germany introduced her fast-paced boxing style to an
international audience and brought her the
support of Hector
Garcia Boxing at home.
Arely Mucino overwhelms Chantel Cordova
Copyrighted photo from Hector Garcia Boxing
On January 22, 2011 at
Arena Neza in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, México, Arely (111¾ lbs) won the
IBF Flyweight title by TKO when Chantel
lbs) of Pueblo, Colorado, USA retired at the end of the third round.
Cordova, a former US amateur national champion, had no answer
Mucino's high pressure attack and fell to 8-2-1 (3 KO's) in
her pro career. [Video]
March 19, 2011 at the Gymnasium of the Autonomous
University of Tamaulipas (UAT) in Tampico, Tamaulipas,
Arely (112 lbs) won a ten-round unanimous decision over Carolina
lbs) of Venezuela defending the IBF Flyweight title. Alvarez, who went
to the canvas from a hard left n the first round, gamely hung in for
the full distance but fell to 10-4-1 (5 KO's) with the loss. [Video]
On July 2, 2011 at Gimnasio Nuevo León in Monterrey,
México, Arely Muciño (111¾ lbs) retained the IBF
Flyweight title with a fourth round TKO of Soledad
Macedo (111¾ lbs) of Salto, Uruguay. Muciño broke Macedo's nose in the opening
round. At 0:33 in the fourth round, Muciño landed a big left
followed by a big overhand right that
persuaded referee Ramon Corona to stop the bout. Macedo's record dropped to
10-7-1, (4 KO's) with the loss.
On August 20, 2011 at
Casino Black Pyramid in Manzanillo, Colima, México, Arely Muciño
(112 lbs) won a ten-round unanimous (98-92,96-94,97-93) decision
over Susana Vazquez (112 lbs) of Toluca, México,
defending the IBF Flyweight title. This was an exciting fight in
which Vazquez gamely withstood the hard-hitting aggressive attack of
Muciño who improved to 14-0-1 (8 KO's) as Vazquez fell to 5-6-1 (2
On October 29, 2011 at El Palenque de la
Feria in Colima, Mexico, Ava Knight (111¾ lbs) of Chico, California knocked out Arely Muciño (111¾ lbs) in the second round of a scheduled ten-rounder for the IBF Flyweight
title. Muciño began the fight aggressively with straight lefts and
hooks to the liver but Knight used her height
advantage to land a straight left followed by a right hook to the chin
that knocked Muciño to the canvas in a corner. That knockdown was
ruled a slip but Knight quickly followed through with a digging left to
the body followed by a left to Muciño's head that put the Mexican
champion flat on her back. The fight was stopped by the referee
at 0:34 in the second stanza with Muciño still lying on her her back on
the canvas. Knight improved her record to 7-1-3 (4 KO's) while Muciño fell to 14-1-1 (8 KO's). [Video]
McMorrow vs Mucino in February 2012
On February 25, 2012 at Coliseo Olimpico in Guadalajara, Mexico, Arely
Muciño won a hard-fought split decision (97-93,98-92,93-97) over Melissa McMorrow
of San Francisco, California for the WBA Interim World Flyweight
Muciño started the fight in her usual aggressive style but soon
discovered that McMorrow was not to be intimidated. Much of the fight
then took place with
Muciño uncharacteristically counterpunching while McMorrow came forward
trying to corral her against the ropes.
Muciño's defense was tested hard by McMorrow's relentless aggression
but she used her hand speed and punching accuracy from a variety of
angles to keep the fight close on the scorecards. Most of the rounds
were closely contested and there were no knockdowns or injuries,
resulting in a badly split verdict among the the judges and much talk
about the need for a rematch that would certainly be popular with fight
fans after this barn burner.
Muciño improved to 15-1-1 (8 KO's) while McMorrow slipped to 6-3-3 (0 KO's) [Video]
Juarez and Mucino trade blows in May 2012
© copyrighted photo by Ricardo Garcia
On May 12, 2012 at the Hotel
Presidente Intercontinental in Polanco, Distrito Federal, Mexico,
Mariana Juarez (112 lbs) of Mexico City won an exceptionally hard-fought ten-round
split (96-91,94-95,98-90) decision
over Arely Muciño (111 lbs) defending the WBC
Flyweight title. Juarez
put Muciño on the canvas twice in the second round and Muciño
looked unsteady and in trouble when she was saved by the bell at the
end of that round. The fight was by no means over, however, and
the aggressive and busy Muciño battled her way back into it
and got the
upper hand at times in the later rounds. Juarez used
her ring experience to keep her cool as she moved well and used
accurate counter-punching to escape with the split decision from
a battle that was closer than suggested by (two of) the
judges' scorecards. Muciño fell to 15-2-1 (8 KO's) while
Juarez improved to 33-5-3 (15 KO's).
Muciño has been dubbed "Machine Gun" ("Ametralladora") by her fans in
Monterrey, a name that she
considers "not very
attractive for a woman", but she admits that she has
earned it. It is certainly an apt description of a
fast, versatile punching
style that nobody, including triple world
champion Kentikian in the two rounds they completed, has yet been able
Arely is a physical education
teacher and is pursuing a degree in exercise science.
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last updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012