November 18, 2006 - Northern Lights Casino - Anacortes, Washington
Merced Nunez quickly dismantled Danielle Lanford. Nunez, whose only loss is to Melissa Hernandez, is a hard hitting junior lightweight who since that loss has been much more aggressive than her opponents.  Before Lanford to reach the middle of the ring to answer the opening bell, Nunez had landed a left jab and was loading her right. Lanford tried to step back, but Nunez would have none of that as she stayed within arm's length, popping Lanford's head back time after time. The fight looked to be over less than a minute in to the round, when Nunez pinned Lanford on the ropes and landed lefts and rights to Lanford's chin. Lanford somehow snuck away from the barrage, but only momentarily.Nunez caught up with Lanford on the far side of the ring and after a few teeth jarring punches, Lanford realized there would be no escape. She tried though. When Lanford covered her head, Nunez threw punches to the body, and then Lanford dropped her elbows and Nunez saw the target on the chin again.  As the seconds ticked down to end the opening round, Lanford's cornermen were desperately waving a towel, asking that the carnage end. It did, at 1:59. Now Nunez finds herself in that position where, after two KO wins, she may not get the 'easy' opponent. However, if she continues to improve, it may not matter. 
- By Mike Blair -




Merced Nunez vs. Danielle Lanford

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