“Yeimi” & “Rocquera” Make Weight
Yamileth Mercado 122.3 vs. Alejandra Guzmán 121.6
(WBC Female Super Bantamweight Title)
Óscar Nery Plata 117.1 vs. Wilibaldo García 117.1
Ángel Daniel Alemán 135 vs. Leonardo Flores 133.6
WBC super bantamweight champion Yamileth “Yeimi” Mercado, will make the first defense of her title, against Alejandra “Rocquera” Guzmán, this Saturday in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The fight, which is promoted by Zanfer and 2M Promotions,
“Yeimi” Mercado (16-2-0, 5 ko’s) won the world championship in November 2019, defeating Kenyan Fatuma Zarika by unanimous decision in her home city of Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua. She comes to this, from knocking out Irasema Rayas in four rounds, in a non-title fight, last September in Tijuana.
Her challenger “Roquera” Guzmán (11-1-2, 5 KOs), started her career in July 2015 losing on points to Yolanda Vega, but since then, she has progressed in 13 fights without losing. . In August 2019, she defeated the experienced Marisol Corona by unanimous decision in the result that advanced her in the world rankings. In her most recent fight, in November 2019, she knocked out María de los Ángeles Núñez in 3 rounds.
This Friday both fighters passed the official weigh-in. Mercado registered 122.3 pounds, while Guzmán weighed 121.6 pounds.
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