The WBC World female flyweight title fight between champion Shindo Go (14-2, 9 KOs) and popular slugger Arely “Machine Gun” Mucino (20-2-2, 10 KOs) has been cancelled due to an arm injury suffered in training by Japan’s Go. The title fight was set to take place in Mexico, the home country of Mucino. Everything was set for Mucino to secure the WBC title and enjoy the lucrative title bouts that undoubtedly would have materialized. From reports, from the outset, negations with the Go camp didn’t go well.
Mucino was last in action in July with a ten-round unanimous decision victory over the feather-fisted Suri Tapia (7-4, 2 KOs) who has dropped three consecutive decisions. Impressively, Mucino battled Mexican boxing starlet, Jessica Chavez (21-3-3, 4 KOs) to a draw in January; Mucino’s most impressive performance of her six-year career.
Considered one of the most underrated fighters in women’s boxing, Go, 27, of Osaka, Japan, lost her profession début to Masae Akitaya who has pounded out an impressive career herself in the minimumweight and atomweight divisions. After dropping a controversial split-decision to Mexican boxing superstar, Mariana Juarez in July 2012 for the WBC World female flyweight title, Go won the title two fights later upsetting Polish power puncher, Renata Szebeledi winning every round in the process. The title was declared vacant when Juarez lost a decision to American, Ava Knight opening the door for Go.
In closing, Go is a more polished fighter, but Mucino, the former IBF World female flyweight champion, is extremely popular and will eventually wear the WBC title well.
Boxing Jones Top Five Flyweights:
1- Susi Kentikian
2- Melissa McMorrow
3- Shindo Go
4- Arely Mucino
5- Gabriela Bouvier
One the rise: Tyrieshia Douglas (USA)
On the decline: Simona Galassi (Italy)
Bid adieu: Yesica Yoland Bopp (Argentina) * Maintains titles at light-flyweight