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McMorrow's Win of Kentikian: Women's Upset of The Year

McMorrow Upsets Kentikian for Unified Flyweight Title

By Ryan Maquiñana

Melissa “Mighty” McMorrow pulled off women’s boxing’s upset of the year Wednesday with a majority decision win over previously unbeaten WBA/WBO/WIBF flyweight champion Susi “Killer Queen” Kentikian in Hamburg, Germany.

Judges Ingo Barrabas and Lahcen Oumghar turned in 96-94 tallies in favor of McMorrow (7-3-3), while Frank Michael Maass saw it 95-95.

“Mighty went into a foreign country in February, beat up the champion, and got robbed,” said McMorrow’s trainer Eddie Croft, himself a former three-time world title challenger at 122 and 126 pounds.  “She went into a foreign country again, beat up the undefeated champion, and became the new flyweight champion of the world.”

Kentikian (29-1, 16 KOs), a Hamburg resident via Yerevan, Armenia, shut out Teeraporn Pannimit last October in her 16th straight title fight, while McMorrow had been unlucky in her previous bout, a split decision defeat to Arely Mucino for the interim WBA 112-pound crown in February.

Now McMorrow will bring three belts back home to San Jose as she becomes the second reigning flyweight champ in the Northern California region.  IBF boss Ava Knight of Chico fights out of San Francisco, and the local fans have already begun to talk about unification.

Ryan Maquiñana writes a weekly boxing column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and on the Ratings Advisory Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sergiod1981 on 05-18-2012

Please!!! Mcmorrow vs Bopp!!! yeah an epic unification for the undisputed championship :O

Comment by Primera on 05-17-2012

how does women's boxing manage to stay alive?

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