Yamileth expresses disappointment over Zarika’s defeat

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Kenyan Boxer Fatuma Zarika PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Mexican boxer Yamileth Mecardo has finally spoken about losing to her Kenyan opponent Fatuma Zarika during the weekend after she declined an interview.

The 20-year-old, who suffered her second, loss at the Kenyatta International Conference Center went on her social media account and tweeted that she was not happy with the decision made by three judges on Saturday night.

Judge Eddie Papoe of Ghana gave Mercado 96-94 while Kenya’s Bena Kaloki and Francis Chirwa from Malawi gave Zarika 97-93 and 99-91 respectively in the tenth-round.

South African referee Simon Mukadi intervened severally after the two boxers pushed each other to the ropes.

Zarika 34 retained her world boxing council female world super-bantamweight title.

“I say goodbye to Nairobi, I am dissatisfied by the decision of the judges, but happy with the work I do, grateful to the beautiful people of Kenya who acknowledged the triumph and infinitely grateful and happy with my people from Mexico, thanks so much, I love them”, Mecardo wrote on Twitter.

Zarika popularly known as the “iron fist” recorded a victory of 31, 12 loses and two draws out in the 43 fights.

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