They met again and the Mexican warrior imposed her boxing. Erika Cruz Hernández remains the World Boxing Association featherweight champion after unanimously defeating Jelena Mrdjenovich this Saturday night in Hermosillo, Mexico.
The first bell rang and both fighters moved determinedly towards the center of the ring. From the moment he launched his first jab from distance, “Dinamita” Cruz made it clear to Mrdjenovich that he was not going to let him take the belt back.
The experienced former champion, Mrdjenovich, could not break her opponent no matter how many advances she made. In each connection of two combinations, Cruz responded with 4 blows that closed in the middle zone like a whirlwind. And beyond the disorder that could be seen on the canvas, Cruz reached 100-90 from the judges for imposing his aggressiveness, attacking pressure and assertive combinations.
Thus, the first successful defense leaves Cruz with 15 wins with 3 knockouts and only 1 loss. While the emblematic Canadian Jelena Mrdjenovich, at 38 years old, has 41 wins with 19 rapid finishes, 12 setbacks and 3 draws.