It may mean ‘mercy’ in Spanish but
that doesn’t seem to be the way Zulina Muñoz understood it: In front
of a magnificent crowd in the Auditorio de la Ciudad Deportiva, La
Piedad (Michoacán de Ocampo), Muñoz, who with 15 wins inside the
distance in only 17 outings going into Saturday night’s fight must
have a strong claim to being the best finisher in the women’s game,
consolidated it further by knocking out Jéssica Trejo of Querétero
(for the third time!) in the third round of their top-of-the-bill
This, we’d been told, would be Trejo’s year and – who knows? –
perhaps by December she’ll have the Goddess Athena lying at her
feet, but it’s not starting well, I have to say. “Zulina finished
her with a powerful combination,” reports Esto. “A straight right
followed by a left hook.” Muñoz’s next fight, says manager Mauro
Ayala, will be in Japan in May.
The same evening, Belén Posadas of Mexico City made even swifter
work of Cristal Irasema in Hidalgo, taking only 23 seconds to score
what BoxNoticias describes as a ‘sensational’ first round knockout.
The first fight on the same bill, that between Sandra Hernández –
another La Loba’s victims - and Dulce Ávila, ended with a second
round TKO, though Boxrec seems to be at variance with Esto and
Boxnoticas in awarding the victory to Ávila.
Boxrec certainly has the result of the Zamora v Moreno fight in San
Cristóbal Huichotitlán wrong, so perhaps it just wasn’t their night.
On the Muñoz undercard, Gabriela González won by decision over María
Guadalupe Guzmán (“La Gladiadora”) at flyweight.
Meanwhile, in the Gimnasio Club de Leones del Marañón, Panamá City,
Abigail Villar took only 41 seconds to dispatch Damiana Duran, who
was making her debut. Both women had weighed in two pounds under the
limit at 104. “Another who deserves to be considered dangerous is
little Abigail Villar,” reports PA Digital. “She didn’t allow her
opponent a moment to catch her breath,” though La Crítica calls it a
TKO rather than suffocation.