Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

Tags:
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?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Tyson Fury Tests Positive For Cocaine! Titles in Jeopardy! Braehmer, Cleverly Make Weight For Long Awaited Clash Mundine Wants To Boycott National Anthem, Eyes Politics Stephen A. Smith on Why Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 is Possible Golovkin's Coach: Ward Fight Impossible - He Couldn't Make 168! Telemundo Weights: Hernandez 122, Dominguez 121 Parker Sees Benefits of Fighting in UK Prior To Joshua Showdown Mike Lee: We've Built Up To This, I'm Ready For It, I'm Excited Bradley: There Are Levels; Vargas Will Find Out Against Pacquiao Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov Set For October 22 Adrien Broner vs. Ricky Burns Nearly Finalized For December Roach is Concerned: Pacquiao Looks Tired, Sluggish in Sparring WBC Warns Boxers About Dangers of Consuming Energy Drinks Orlando Cruz: I Won't Rest Until I'm First Gay World Champion! Sanchez: If GGG Breaks Hopkins' Record, Mayweather May Come Chocolatito Drops 112 WBC Belt, Hernandez-Nawaphon Ordered Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Finalized, Dec. 17 on HBO Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Ready For Chicago Showdown Jorge Linares Update on Hand Injury, Crolla Rematch Clause Petrov vs. Perez WBA Title Eliminator - Photos, Weights Juanma Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Pushed Back To Oct. 29 Erick De Leon vs. Aldimar Santos, Oct. 28 on UniMas Eddie Hearn Shakes His Head at Lee Selby's Inactivity Adam Lopez vs. Carlos Valcarcel on November 12 in Philadelphia Photo: Victor Ortiz Mugshot Released For DUI Arrest Callum Smith-Luke Blackledge British Title Clash In Play, Nov. 26 Pacquiao Admits Past Drug Use, Backs Prez's Tough Stance UK News: Kassem vs. Murray, Leather Twins, BoxNation Update Artur Beterbiev vs. Isidro Ranoni Prieto Set For December 23 Calzaghe Backing Cleverly To Unseat Braehmer For The Title Dimitrenko: Parker is Looking Past Me, He's Focused on Joshua Terry Flanagan - In-Depth on Crolla, Verdejo, Return, What's Next WBA Prez: We've Asked "Twice" For Tyson Fury's Medical Report! Mikey Garcia Eyes Dejan Zlaticanin Bout in November, December Frank Warren Reacts To Eddie Hearn: Tyson Fury is NOT Done! Hanzel Martinez Vows To Stop Ruiz Inside The Distance Johnny Nelson: Parker is at The Same Level as Anthony Joshua Golovkin's Coach: Jacobs Beat Cancer, He's Not Scared of GGG Eddie Hearn: Joshua-Klitschko Not Done, Negotiations Ongoing UK News: Skeete vs. Singleton, Liam Williams, Osman, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement