From WBC Boxing:
In front of a full house of her devoted fans in Ecatepec, Yessica “Kika” Chavez, fought the best fight of her career to defeat Arely Muciño and win the WBC female flyweight crown.
Kika was in supreme physical shape after a harsh and prolonged stint in the chilly climes of Nevada de Toluca, training at altitude and it definitely showed, in her non unremitting pace, which never slackened, for the entirety of the action packed ten rounds, at the Emliano Zapata Sports Center. This was reflected in the Judges scores of 97-93, 99-91 and 100-90.
It was obvious from the outset that the tiny girl, with the big heart and the huge grin outside ring hours, was absolutely determined, totally inspired and fully energized, in her quest to go one better than the draw she had fought again Arely in November 2013, when she had retained her then WBC Silver light flyweight title.
Arely hadn’t fought since winning the title from Japan’s Shindo Go in a tremendous and oh so brave performance, on home turf in Monterrey last December, and the inactivity counted heavily against her. The Ametralladora or machine gun burst punches in her arsenal, were either missing or mistimed.
She was often hitting thin air with vaunted left hooks, and towards the end of the fight, she was becoming visibly frustrated with Kika’s continued quicksilver elusiveness.
While Arely’s Dad, who’s her trainer and a tremendous motivator was in her corner, legendary Nacho Beristain was beside Kika. Normally taciturn and deadpan, Nacho was becoming more and more excited and antimated as the Championship rounds rolled on up and slipped on by, sensing victory was within Kika’s tightening grasp, and the winning post was within sight.
The key to Kika’s success, was greater accuracy and consistencey via a ramrod left jab and astute well timed counter punching in front of a crowd including her Parents…who were pleadingly willing her on.
As the belt she’s worked so very hard for was place around her tiny waist, while the crowed rose and roared, tears sprang from her eyes, she let out a huge sigh and then she beamed with that radiant smile, as only she can. It was a great, hard, memorable and fully deserved victory. The boxing alchemy of blood, sweat and tears.
“I feel so happy, this was for all Ecatepec . I promised my people they would have a new World Champion. She was not going to defeat me at my Home . If she wants it I will accept to have a rematch fight, even at her home in Monterrey,” commented a jubilant Kika, after being presented with the wonderful green and gold WBC Belt.