Headline NewsPro News

Look at the hunger in my eyes not the number of fights I had-McMahon warns foe

She didn’t quite go as far as relaying the record’s are for D Jay’s cliche, but World title challenger Christina McMahon did warn that her boxing slate could make for misleading reading.

McMahon plans to tame ‘She Wolf’ Zulina Munoz, in Mexico this weekend to become WBC super flyweight champion of the World.

Munoz, who is ranked in the pound for pound top 10, boasts an impressive boxing CV, she might be McMahon’s junior by 12 years, but she has 48 fights-losing one and drawing two- to McMahon’s 8.

Indeed Saturday night will be the Mexican favourites eight World title defence. However, McMahon warns her opponent or any of her team would be foolish to think she hasn’t experience of the fight game.

The Monaghan boxer points to a successful kick boxing career as proof she has been competitive and active in the combat game. Not to mention the challenger, who is excited to finally get a shot at her natural weight, claims her experience of traveling to Zambia, where she defeated local favourite Catherine Phiri to claim the interim bantamweight title and her hunger will stand to her come fight night.

“I know people are comparing our records and claiming there is a big difference between us,┬ábut the numbers don’t say I was kick boxing for 10 years. I had over 200 fights and competed at the highest level.

“I may not have a comparable boxing record, ┬ábut hunger to comes into any fight and the will and desire to win the championship.

“I went to Zambia to win the WBC interim title beating Catherine Phiri and I plan to do the same here in Mexico.┬á


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years