11 September 2018

Kenya: My Victory Over Zarika Was Snatched By Unfair Judges, Mercado

Mexican boxer Yamileth Mercado has blamed her loss to Fatuma Zarika on unjust judges.

Mercado was on Saturday beaten in a split point decision in a match held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

Judge Eddie Papoe from Ghana gave Mercado 96-94, while Kenya's Bena Kaloki and Francis Chirwa from Malawi gave Zarika 97-93 and 99-91 respectively in the ten-round title bout.

Mercado took to twitter to voice her complaint, writing that nevertheless she loved the spirit showed by Kenyans.

Thank you Kenya, I'm going sad for that unjust decision of the judges, but very grateful and enchanted by its people, it was a beautiful stay❤ pic.twitter.com/LiRdLcpCi9

- Yamileth Mercado (@YeimiMercado16) September 9, 2018

The Mexican boxer added one more loss to her record that previously comprised of 13 fights; 12 wins and one loss (12-1-0).

She had in a previous interview with Nation warned that her girlish looks can be deceiving.

The 20-year-old second-year nursing student at the Universidad Autonoma de Gudad Juarez, Mexico was confident that her training would rob Zarika of the World Boxing Council (WBC) female world super-bantam weight title.

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