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Mexico’s Juárez beats Zambiana Phiri and wins world title in the Zócalo

Mexico’s Juárez beats Zambiana Phiri and wins world title in the Zócalo
Mexican Mariana Juárez defeated Catherine Phiri, of Zambia, by unanimous decision in ten rounds, and snatched the bantamweight title from the World Council of Boxing (CMB), in a fight held in the Zócalo of Mexico City.
The Mexican was credited with the victory after the three judges gave her the winner with cards of 98-91, 99-90, 97-92.
Juarez, 37, increased his service record to 45 wins, 17 on the fast track, nine losses and four draws, while Phiri, 24, was left with 12 wins, six before the limit, and two losses.
With the victory, Mariana became three-time world champion by winning titles in three different divisions.
It was not an easy fight for Juárez, who controlled his rival for most of the fight, but when he entered the exchange of blows he did not always come out well fought.
The boxing away and constant mobility so as not to be a fixed target were the most effective routes for Juárez to win.
The Mexican, with more experience and better technique, cemented her triumph by executing her combat plan in a better way, while Phiri was limited although she connected strongly to Juarez on several occasions until she bleed from her nose and eyebrows.
Earlier, in the fight for the WBC youth super featherweight world title, Mexico’s Eduardo “Rocky” Hernández defeated Argentine Hugo “Dinamita” Santillán by TKO in three episodes.
Hernández kept his invitation and increased his mark to 22 wins, and three draws, while Santillán was left with 12 wins, two, losses and a draw.
The function transformed the Zócalo of the Mexican capital into an arena of boxing which received some 30,000 fans.
At the event, the American promoter Don King received recognition from the authorities of Mexico City for 40 years of experience. EFE
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