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Yemileth Mercado jets in for Zarika Fatuma challenge

Yemileth Mercado arrived in Kenya this morning ahead of highly anticipated and most marketed boxing match against Kenyan Zarika Fatuma.

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Zarika beat Zambian Catherine Phiri in Nairobi last December to defend the coveted World Super Bantamweight belt.

The Saturday encounter at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) will be the fight of WBC World Super Bantamweight challenge.

accompanied by her Mexican trainers Mercado is set to take to the ring to challenge Zarika popularly called Iron Fist for the title on Saturday from 8pm.

This is the first time the Mexican international stepped in the country accompanied by two of her Mexican trainers.

This will be Mercado’s first fight outside of her native Mexico and she expressed utmost confidence as she prepares to face a more experienced Zarika.

Mercado (12-1-0) has lost only one fight and is keen on expanding her bludgeoning reputation in women’s boxing.

She faces stiff opposition from the reigning WBC World Super Bantamweight champion, Zarika, who won the title in 2016 against Jamaican Alicia Ashley.

Source: Sportpesa News

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