Tonight at Centro De Convenciones in Baja California, Mexico, “Mighty” Melissa McMorrow (10-5-3, 1 KO) regained the WBO flyweight championship, defeating the previously undefeated home fighter and defending champion Kenia Enriquez (13-1, 6 KO’s) by split decision, making good on her prediction given in a Boxing Tribune interview earlier this week.
McMorrow pressed the action from the opening frame, keeping the action in close and making it an uncomfortable fight for her younger opponent. Though it looked in the middle rounds like Enriquez was finding her rhythm, McMorrow kept pressing, never allowing Enriquez to establish the distance or pace of the contest. After 10 rounds, final scores were tallied at 96:94 for Enriquez, 97:93 and 98:92 in favor of the new champ.
The victory makes McMorrow a three time world champion, having previously held the WIBF and WBO titles, and also marks her first win in Mexico after losing questionable decisions on three prior occasions.