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Women's fights In Ferndale
Photos and Story by Mike Blair
(JAN 19, 2008) The Silver Reef Casino filled half of the fight card on January 17th with womenís bouts. Six women, three fights, two of the rematches, and two Northwest belts resulted in just about everything a fight fan would like to see.  Merced Nunez faced Elizabeth Villarreal [aka: Moreno] for the second time. The last time the two met, in Oregon, the fight ended in a draw. In Ferndale they would be fighting for the Northwest Featherweight Title. Nunez had the advantage early in the fight as she covered up and pressured Villarreal with body shots. Villarreal adjusted and used her height and reach to keep Nunez from taking the fight inside. From there, Villarreal used her jab to set up her right, and in the second round she threw a number of quick combinations. Those Villarreal shots took a little of the snap off Nunezís punches.  The first minute of the third round was all Nunez as she caught her breath and landed the harder shots, many to the midsection. Then, Villarreal closed the round by returning to the combinations. Moreno continued to gain momentum early in the fourth. Nunez had to cover up to avoid many of the shots, and she found it a bit more difficult to fight from a defensive position.


Nunez vs. Villarreal




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