Ring City Roundup – Erika Cruz Dethrones Jelena Mrjdenovich | BoxingInsider.com

Posted on 04/22/2021

By: Sean Crose

WBA Featherweight World
Titlist Jelena Mrjdenovich defended her belt because the headline occasion of
Thursday’s Ring Metropolis Card which was aired stay on the NBC Sports activities Community from
West Level, New York. The 41-10-2 Mrjdenovich put her belt on the road in opposition to
the 12-1-0 Erika Cruz. The battle was a scheduled 10 spherical affair.

First up, the 22-2-1 Deiner Berrio squared off in opposition to the 13-0 Juan Pablo Romero in a scheduled 10 spherical welterweight bout. Romero had a great first, however Berrio got here round a bit within the second. Romero went on to win the third. Berrio had a tough time pulling the set off within the fourth. Romero was the extra lively of the 2 within the fifth, although Berrio had his moments. Nonetheless Romero proceed to do properly within the sixth and seventh.

Within the eighth, it appeared that Berrio, who seemed to
be preventing within the type of Roy Jones, could have by way of he was doing higher
than he was. The ninth was basically the identical because the earlier rounds. Berrio got here
ahead and swung with unhealthy intentions within the tenth. It proved, nonetheless, to be
too little, too late, as Romero walked out with a cut up resolution win.

Subsequent up, welterweights Angel Ruiz, 16-1, and Bibirzhan
Mominov, 2-0, battled in a scheduled six rounder. The primary was one thing of a
feeling out course of. Mominov appeared to edge the second, then moved in
successfully within the third. Each males exchanged leather-based fiercely in an thrilling
fourth chapter. A low blow landed on Ruiz put a pause to the motion within the
fifth. Then, after a prolonged break, Ruiz promptly knocked Mominov to the canvas.
Mominov bought up and held on, however it was an fascinating flip of occasions. The
fighter bought dropped once more – albeit shortly – within the seventh. With that in thoughts,
Mominov banged away within the eighth. It wasn’t sufficient. Ruiz was capable of step out
of the ring with a call win.

It was time for the principle occasion. The opening spherical was
a slightly quick paced affair. Cruz got here on robust once more within the second, whereas Mrjdenovich moved to keep up vary. Mrjdenovich
spent the third making an attempt to stay away from Cruz’ whirlwind of punches.  Mrjdenovich stored distance for a lot of the fourth,
however Cruz caught up together with her. Cruz clearly the stronger of the 2
fighters within the fifth. The battle was stopped within the sixth attributable to a nasty unintentional
reduce Mrjdenovich had suffered, although the physician allowed the battle to proceed.
The defending champion had an air of defeat about her by this level. Not that
it mattered. The referee stopped the battle attributable to Mrjdenovich’s bloody face the
following spherical with the intention to maintain the champion from receiving extra injury.

The battle went to the
playing cards…and Cruz was topped the brand new WBA Featherweight World Titlist.

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