Chavez Edges Mucino; Gutierrez, Molina Big KO Winners
By Jake Donovan
Nearly two years after their thrilling 10-round draw, Jessica Chavez was able to prove to Arely Mucino that she is in fact the better fighter of the two. That much came of her unanimous decision in their flyweight title fight Saturday evening in Ecatepec, Mexico.
Chavez (24-4-3, 4KOs) stayed true to her word and form, sprinting out to a quick start and only allowing small windows for Mucino to trying to narrow the gap late in the fight.
Final scores were 97-93, 99-91 and 100-90 in favor of Chavez, who has now claimed three straight victories. Mucino (21-3-2, 10KOs) was unbeaten in her last seven starts (6-0-1, including the aforementioned draw to Chavez) before watching her run come to an end.
Chavez was in full-fight mode, banging out a unanimous decision over Mucino in their flyweight title-rematch to a Nov. '13 fight that ended in a split tie. she is the better fighter. are ready to go at it again. The pair of always-entertaining flyweight are ready for their rematch, which goes down Saturday evening, live on Televisa from Ecatepec, Mexico.
Andres Gutierrez kept his title hopes alive in dominant fashion, knocking out Nicaragua's Daniel Diaz inside of four rounds.
The bout was his third since abandoning the super bantamweight division, where he was once a top-rated contender but eventually outgrew the weight class. It remains to be seen at what weight he ultimately lands. His handlers insist his title shot will come at featherweight, but fought closer to the super lightweight division in this fight.
Diaz (22-7-1, 15KOs) suffered just his second career stoppage loss. The other occasion came in his lone career title bid, as he was punched into submission in the 11th round of his eventual title fight loss to then-bantamtweight champ Koki Kameda.
Former super welterweight champion Carlos Molina returned to the win column for the first time in over two years, needing just three rounds to knock out late replacement Manuel Garcia.
The bout was Molina's first since losing his title to Cornelius 'K9' Bundrage last October. The 32-year old career spoiler has seen the past few years marred by ring inactivity, last year's trials and tribulations due to his being arrested and ordered back to Mexico.
Molina (23-6-2, 6KOs) was supposed to face Juan Carlos Raygoza, but was forced to settle for Garcia (13-11-2, 5KOs) late in fight week. The change in opposition made no difference to the former champ, who picked up his first knockout win since April '11.
Jake Donovan is the managing editor of BoxingScene.com.
Facebook Page: JakeBScene
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 09-20-2015
Chavez clearly won but not the 10-0 score the 1 "judge" had it...terrible scoring...the big thing was Chavez neggated any thing big her rival tried...an important win for the "queen of Ecatepec" in her home town...Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines De La Hoya: Jacobs Jumped on Canelo Fight, GGG Not So Much Frank Warren Breaks Down Dubois, Adams Card on March 8 Keith Thurman - Twenty-Two Months Later Jacobs: I'll Beat Canelo - I'm Faster, Taller, More Range Than GGG Don King Fears For Joe Joyce: Heaven Help Him With Stiverne WBC Prez: Pacquiao Was Not 100%, Floyd Rematch Will Be Huge Badou Jack Clarifies Trainer's "Mike Tyson" Corner Instructions Photos: Jaime Munguia, Takeshi Inoue - Face To Face at Workouts Photos: Tug Nyambayar, Claudio Marrero, Colbert - Workouts Photos: Adam Kownacki, Gerald Washington - Putting in Work Photos: Keith Thurman, Josesito Lopez - Open Workouts Pedro Moreno vs. Ramon Mascarena Tops New Blood Card Stiverne: Joe Joyce? I'll Knock Him Out, Then I'll KO Joshua! Pacquiao-Broner Show Tracking Toward 400,000 PPV Buys Thurman Admits Past Hand Injury Will Require More Monitoring Anthony Joshua's Opponent Could Be Determined This Week Warrington-Galahad Purse Bid Postponed To February 5 Photos: Liam Smith, Sam Eggington - Go Face To Face in Liverpool Oleksandr Usyk To Return in Mid-May In U.S. As A Heavyweight Michael Conlan vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez on March 17, ESPN+ Joe Joyce Promises Pain: Bermane Stiverne Disrespected Me! Josesito Lopez: I Know People Are Overlooking Me vs. Thurman Badou Jack Eager For Browne Rematch Once Cleared For Return Arum: Wilder-Fury Needed a Promoter and a Megaphone Amir Khan: Terence Crawford Is A Better Legacy Fight Than Brook Frank Warren on Wilder-Fury II, Frampton's Future, Warrington Lyon Woodstock Takes a Swipe at British Champ Sam Bowen Carlos Takam Feels Time is Right For Dereck Chisora Rematch Roach: Pacquiao, With Two Hands, Does Much Better With Floyd Reymart Gaballo, Romero Duno Get Opponents For February 9 Canelo: Beating Jacobs I'll Be One Step Away From Undisputed Brian Ceballo Staying Level-Headed, Taking Things Step By Step Ellerbe: Pacquiao Has Many Options at 147 - But Not Mayweather David Lemieux vs. John Ryder Possible For Canelo-Jacobs Card Crawford-Khan: Madison Square Garden Chosen as Site Francisco Vargas Vows Revenge: I'm Not Impressed By Berchelt Josesito Lopez Values Improvements To His Game Under Garcia Arum: Joshua Damaged His Credibility, Fury Viewed as #1 in U.S. Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez - Added Undercard Fights Badou Jack: I'm a Fighter, So I Ain't Gonna Quit
Latest Boxing Video Video: Shawn Porter Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Buboy Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Adrien Broner Video: Mayweather Sr. Throws Shade at Adrien Broner For Loss Video: Roy Jones Jr. Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Devin Haney Reacts To Pacquiao Defeating Broner Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses Canelo Alvarez Fight Video: Adrien Broner Explains Why He Beat Manny Pacquiao Video: Mikey Garcia Reacts To Pacquio's Win Over Broner Video: Pacquiao Reacts To Win Over Broner, Wanting Mayweather Video: Devin Haney, Teofimo Lopez - Trade Words, Face To Face
Recent Top Stories
Latest Active Forum Threads