After some missed opportunities, the fourth fight in the rivalry Melissa Hernandez (21-6-3, 6 KOs) and Layla McCarter (36-13-5, 8 KOs) hits Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday Night as a supporting Premier Boxing Champions bout to WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder’s title defense against Chris Arreola at the Legacy Arena.
This multi-championships matchup has been a see-saw battle for the first three bouts, McCarter winning the first and last bouts respectfully.
In the first matchup in 2007, McCarter defended her Global Boxing Union lightweight title with an 8th round stoppage. They fought a rematch championship bout two months later with Hernandez snatching the title from McCarter’s grasp with a close Majority Decision.
Fast forward 7 years to November of 2014… McCarter handled her business after being absent from the ring for a couple years in issuing a one-sided Unanimous Decision defeat to Hernandez.
McCarter returned to action in April, after nearly a year and a half off. She made quick work in disposing of Yolanda Segura with a quick 1st Round stoppage.
Hernandez is rolling with three wins from her 2015 campaign, wins over Ashleigh Curry, Loli Munoz, and Gina Chamie. The Munoz victory was for the Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Super Lightweight title.
Expect some hard knocks with these two on Saturday, as they go for eight rounds thanks to the support of the headlining Wilder.