World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion, Yamileth “Yeimi” Mercado, will make the first defense of her title, against her compatriot, Alejandra “Rockera” Guzman, top of the bill on Saturday, February 6, in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
Mercado (16-2-0, 5 KO’s) and Guzmán (11-1-2, 5 KO’s) will arrive in a great moment. The world champion comes from knocking out Irasema Rayas in four rounds, in a fight in which she suffered a broken nose after an accidental clash of heads.
She overcome this and accomplished a grueling camp in Los Mochis, shared with world champions and gym mates, Miguel Berchelt and Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada, with whom she even sparred.
The challenger started her career with a loss in July 2015, and by September 2017 she won 4 fights and drew 2. Since 2018, she has seven wins, four by knockout.
The fight, is promoted by Zanfer and 2M Promotions, to be broadcasted by TV Azteca.
IN OTHER NEWS: It was yet another impressive performance from Kazakhstan sensation Ray Seitzhanov as he picked up a stoppage victory on Tuesday.
Undefeated Seitzhanov (6-0, 3 KOs) was competing at the Tynyshpayev Academy of Transport and Communications in Almaty, Kazakhstan, going up against fellow undefeated fighter Nurbol Berdimuratov.
Seitzhanov was dominant throughout the fight, leading to him earning a fourth round stoppage win and securing the sixth win of his professional career.
It continues a great year for the 22-year-old, following three wins in 2020, as he picked up wins over Talgat Bertleuov, Berikbay Nurymbetov and Evgenii Vazem.
Boxing in Kazakhstan continues to go from strength to strength, with Seitzhanov the latest of a number of MTK Global stars that are achieving big things in their respective careers.