With an impressive second round knockout against the experienced Nora Cardoza (16-10-2, 7KO), the two-time world champion Kenia Enriquez (25-1, 11KO) continues on the way to another world opportunity .
The eight-round bout, presented by BxStrs in partnership with TM Boxing, was the main event broadcast live last Friday from the Grand Hotel in Tijuana, Mexico, on ESPN Knockout in Latin America and Canela .TV in America.
Enriquez of Tijuana, Mexico, started attacking from the opening bell. She was not only aggressive but especially precise with her mastery of jabs to the face and body of Durango, Mexico’s Cardoza.
In the middle of the first round, Enriquez began to vary her attack to the body, scoring a left to the liver and a left uppercut to the stomach.
Near the end of the first round, Enriquez landed another left hand that forced Cardoza to drop to his knees to catch his breath.
Enriquez came out stronger in the second round and within seconds scored with a left hook to Cardoza’s jaw.
The skilled Cardoza immediately took another knee but beat the count. Although she got up before the ten count, the referee decided she had had enough.
I am very happy in my second fight this year,” said Enriquez a few days after her 25th victory. “I am grateful to Nora Cardoza for taking the fight. I am more prepared for everything that will come in 2023. “
Enriquez, who hasn’t fought in his hometown of Tijuana in four years, is ranked #1 in the WBA, WBC and IBF flyweight division.
“I saw Arely Muciño’s who I want to congratulate for winning another world cup,” she said.
“I’m ready for anything I want to face Marlen Esparza; I can kill two birds with one stone and win the WBC and WBA titles.
“That’s why I’m going to the WBC meeting to ask Mauricio Sulaiman and the tournament committee to give me a chance.”