Mayeli Flores dominates Mariana Juarez over eight rounds on Munguia-Derevyanchenko undercard


Juarez-Flores weigh-in. Picture by Cris Esqueda / Golden Boy Promotions

ONTARIO, Calif. – Mayeli Flores knocked out two birds with one stone Saturday evening.

Flores defeated a former world titleholder and put the junior featherweight division on discover.

The once-beaten Flores defeated veteran Mariana Juarez by unanimous resolution earlier than a raucous crowd on the Toyota Enviornment. Scores had been 79-73, 79-73, and 80-72 for Flores, who improved to 10-1-1, 3 knockouts.

Each fighters fought in shut quarters all through a lot of the combat, however Flores was relentless, placing Juarez on the defensive and touchdown the more-effective punches.

Flores continued to stroll down Juarez, forcing her again in opposition to the ropes and digging left hooks to the physique. Juarez tried to attach with overhand rights to the pinnacle behind a jab however was once more compelled to combat off her again foot.

Because the combat progressed, Flores started to obviously win rounds. She discovered success touchdown counter and lead left hooks to the pinnacle of Juarez, whose face started to point out worse for put on.

By the center rounds, Juarez tried to create area between her and Flores, at occasions, discovering success, together with touchdown lead hooks or crosses. That tactic would briefly work as Flores was capable of shut the gap, letting her palms go and connecting with a number of mixtures to the pinnacle.

In direction of the tip of seventh spherical, Flores punished Juarez with mixtures to the pinnacle. Flores couldn’t miss as Juarez tried to make the most of lateral motion or attempt to combat her approach off the ropes.

Flores punctuated her win in the direction of the tip of the eighth spherical, touchdown a proper cross to the pinnacle of Juarez. After the bell sounded to finish the spherical, each fighters embraced.

The 31-year-old Flores, who stands 4-foot-11, was victorious in her earlier combat on September 23, defeating Guadalupe Martinez Guzman by unanimous resolution.

The 43-year-old Juarez dropped to 55-13-4, 19 KOs. She has now misplaced 4 of her final 5 bouts, relationship again to October 2020. In that combat, she misplaced the WBC world junior featherweight title to Yuliahn Luna Avila.

Juarez remains to be ranked No. 5 by The Ring at 118 kilos.

Each fighters reside in Mexico Metropolis.


Different Munguia-Derevyanchenko undercard outcomes (reported by Miguel Maravilla):

Within the opening bout from the Toyota Enviornment in Ontario, California native middleweight Anthony Saldivar (4-0, 2 KO) of Ontario, California scored a second-round knockout over Jerome Clayton (2-2-1, 2 KO’s) of Louisiana. It was a fast-paced opening spherical as Saldivar and Clayton displayed some flash. Exchanging within the second, a brief proper hand by Saldivar dropped Clayton, later within the spherical Clayton hit the canvas a second time as he obtained up once more. Saldivar completed Clayton knocking him down for a 3rd time as referee Jack Reiss waived the bout at 2:01.

San Diego’s featherweight prospect Jorge Chavez (7-0, 5 KO’s) by the use of Tijuana, Mexico received a six spherical unanimous resolution over Christian Lorenzo (3-5, 1 KO) of Los Angeles. Chavez attacked from the opening bell touchdown closely on Lorenzo. Persevering with to land heavy, Chavez managed the tempo as he closed the spherical aggressively, unloading a collection of punches on Lorenzo. Popping out aggressive to start the third, Chavez cornered Lorenzo and attacked as he dictated the tempo.

Within the fourth, Chavez continued to outwork Lorenzo and dictate the combat. Popping out for the fifth, Chavez saved bringing the stress as Lorenzo valiantly combined it up. The sixth and remaining spherical, noticed Chavez end robust outworking the fading Lorenzo in path to a call win.

After finishing six rounds, all three judges scored the bout 60-54.



Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He might be reached at [email protected]


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