Mexico added a new world champion, after Érika “Dynamite” Cruz will keep the feather belt of the AMB by defeating the Canadian by technical decision Jelena mrdjenovich, based on New York.
The also member of the National Guard from Mexico improved to 13-1 (3 via knockout) in a great display that he gave and that was marked by an accidental header that caused him to be unable to continue Jelena in the seventh round.
However, the Mexican was immensely superior from the first round and when that injury occurred, in the third episode, she continued with that dominance that led her to take the scepter from her. AMB to the Canadian.
It was in the seventh round when the referee asked that Mrdjenovich was reviewed for the constant bleeding in the head and it was decided to end the contest, so they had to go to the judges’ cards, something that caused discomfort in Jelena because he knew he was going to lose.
The three judges saw win Erika all seven rounds, giving him 70-63 on the cards and crowned the featherweight world champion.
“Every round that passed, I thought about my father,” said the Mexican after the confrontation and that she could not have her father in the corner due to visa problems. “I couldn’t go that far and disappoint him, and I didn’t do that. We have the belt! ”.
Who are part of the @GN_MEXICO_ We congratulate our colleague Erika “Dinamita” Cruz, who won the Featherweight World Championship of the @WBABoxing at the Military Academy #WestPoint on #NY. We recognize their effort and dedication that enhance #Mexico and to our Institution. pic.twitter.com/gEpf6IeQce
– Luis Rodríguez Bucio (@Luis_R_Bucio) April 23, 2021
This was the second match that cross performed out of Mexico, because the only time he left his country for a fight was on March 8, 2019 when he traveled to Italy to face Vissia Trovato, whom he widely defeated by unanimous decision.
NEW WORLD CHAMPION
Érika Cruz defeated by technical decision and snatched the WBA Feather World Title from Jelena Mrdjenovich (70-63 x3)
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Amanda serrano, featherweight champion of the WBC, WBO Y FIB, He sent a congratulation to the Mexican.
AND NEW! 🙏
Congratulations Erika Cruz
– Amanda Serrano 🇵🇷 (@Serranosisters) April 23, 2021
Erika cruz She is currently the ninth Mexican boxer to be a world champion. Here are the ones with the world title:
Yamileth Market, super bantamweight champion for the CMB.
Yulihan moon, bantamweight champion of the CMB.
Maribel ramirez, super fly champion of the AMB.
Lourdes Juarez, super fly champion for him CMB.
Ibeth Zamora Silva, champion fly by CMB.
Yesenia Gomez, champion mini fly for him CMB.
Guadalupe Baptist, regular champion mini fly by the AMB (Yésica Yolanda is the super champion of that division by the same body).
Monserrat Alarcon, atomweight champion for the AMB.