Mexican fighter scores surprise victory in martial arts competition
Her opponent, a two-time Olympic winner, is considered the greatest living boxer in the world
Mexican fighter Abigail Montes picked up a surprise victory over United States Claressa Shields in a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight in Florida on Wednesday.
Montes, a 21-year-old from Guadalajara, won by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) in the Professional Fighters League showdown with Shields, a two-time Olympic winner who is widely regarded as the best player in the world. the greatest living boxer.
It was only the third professional MMA fight for Montes and his first outside of Mexico. She is now 3-0.
It was Shields’ second professional MMA fight and his first loss. She announced her intention to switch to MMA last year and had her first fight in June.
Abby Brave, as Montes is nicknamed, was particularly dominant at the end of the third and final round, landing 15 unanswered punches.
“Montes went bankrupt in the last minute, positioning himself over Shields and letting his hands go,” the website Boxing scene reported.
The tapatie, as a woman from Guadalajara is colloquially known, said Mexico Daily News earlier this month she was confident in the fight.
âI am delighted to have such a great opportunity. I’m at my mental and physical peak and getting such a big fight is the perfect opportunity for me to grab it, âshe said.
With reports from Reforma and Boxing Scene