Boxing Bites: Erica Faria retains WBC belt / Zamora v McMorrow check weight

Ringside 22/05/2018

World Boxing Council Super lightweight champion Érica “Pantera” Farías, retained her crown by defeating Argentina’s Yamila Esther “Maquinita” Reynoso by unanimous decision, at the Athletic Club Union of the city of Goya, Corrientes, Argentina.

The fight was dominated by the champion from beginning to end, amply displaying her greater experience and silky skills. “Pantera” Farías improves her record to 26 wins and two losses, while Reynoso left the ring with a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and three draws.

For Erica, this was the fourth defense of the title she prized from the grip of “Locomotora” Oliveras and which has successfully defended against Klara Svensson, Victoria Bustos, and Marisa Nuñez.

Double world champion Ibeth ‘La Roca’ Zamora and American Melissa McMorrow underwent the 7-day mandatory weigh-in, successfully complying with the requirement of the World Boxing Council, specifically designed to help protect boxers from the privations of dehydration.

Thr pride of San Cristobal Huichochitlan, passed that seven days weigh in without a problem as did her Californian rival Melissa ‘Mighty’ McMorrow. Their impressive match will be heading the Great 10th Anniversary Gala of the Ring Telmex – Telcel Program.

Zamora, who is training at the Agustin Millan Toluca Gymnasium guided by coach Óscar Duarte, weighed 116.8 pounds. While the fighter from San Francisco also fulfilled the requirement, a few days away from traveling to Mexico, registering 116.4 pounds.