WBC give award to McMahon-defeater Zulina Muñoz

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Zulina Muñoz, the boxer currently at the centre of the ongoing Chrtistina McMahon controversy, has been named the WBC Champion of the Week.

Mexico’s Muñoz was given a dubious decision over the Monaghan woman in Juarez back in March to defend her WBC super flyweight title for an eighth time – and has since defended the strap again at the start of July. The win over McMahon was controversial in many respects and Team McMahon exclusively told Irish-Boxing.com their huge list of reasons as to why the fight should be ruled a ‘no contest’ and a rematch be ordered.

Last night (Wednesday) the WBC announced on their social media channels that Muñoz was their champion of the week, describing her as “our proud wolf.” The move seems like a not-so-subtle jab at McMahon who was yesterday suspended by the organisation, via Facebook message, for going public about the failings in Mexico.

Farcically, the WBC had already named Montenegro’s lightweight beltholder Dejan Zlaticanin as their Champion of the Week on Tuesday of this week, less than 36 hours before Muñoz was given the honour.

Indeed, the organisation – which currently has 32 champions across the 33 weights between male and female fighters – have seen it fit to give Muñoz the Champion of the Week title twice in the past four weeks having awarded her the ‘honour’ on July 28th.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie