|Yamileth Mercado Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||March 16, 1998|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Yamileth Mercado is a Mexican professional boxer who has amassed a stellar win-loss record of 18-3 in her professional boxing career, as of September 2021. She had started her professional career in July 2014 and had won 7 fights in succession before her first defeat came in March 2017 when she had challenged Jessica Munoz for the vacant WBC (World Boxing Council) FECOMBOX (Federacion de Comisiones de Box Profesional de la Republica Mexicana) Female Super Bantamweight title. Yamileth had then won 5 bouts in a row before losing to Fatuma Zarika in September 2018 when they had competed for the WBC Female Super Bantamweight title. She had embarked on a 6-match winning streak after this and during this phase, she had won the vacant WBC International Female Super Bantamweight title in February 2019, had retained it in June 2019; had won the WBC Female Super Bantamweight title in November 2019, and had retained it in both February 2021 and June 2021. In August 2021, she had challenged Amanda Serrano for the WBC, WBO (World Boxing Organization), and IBO (International Boxing Organization) female featherweight titles, but had lost. As of April 2021, she was ranked as the world’s second-best active female super bantamweight boxer by BoxRec, a website dedicated to holding updated records of professional and amateur boxers, both male and female.
Almendra Yamileth Mercado Duarte
Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Mexican descent.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
- Gleaming face
- Cheerful smile
Yamileth Mercado Facts
- Yamileth’s first 13 bouts were all against fellow Mexican boxers and she had amassed a spectacular 12-1 win-loss record in those fights. Her only defeat in those fights had come against Jessica Munoz. In the next 8 bouts she had fought in her career, as of September 2021, she had faced Mexican boxers thrice more and had won all those bouts, giving her an incredible 15-1 record against boxers from her own country.
- As of September 2021, in 21 fights, she had faced an opponent more than once only twice. On the first of those instances, she had defeated Diana Gutierrez via a 3rd-round TKO in March 2016 and then again via a 6th-round unanimous decision in August 2016, the 6th and 7th bouts of her career.
- In the 2nd of those instances, she had lost to Fatuma Zarika via a split decision in the 10th round of their September 2018 fight for the WBC Female Super Bantamweight title. This was just the 2nd loss of her professional career and the first time in her career that a bout involving her had been settled via a split decision. Yamileth had taken her revenge in November 2019 when she had defeated Fatuma to win the WBC Female Super Bantamweight title via unanimous decision in the 10th round.
- The first 2 defeats of her professional boxing career had come in her 8th and 14th professional bouts. As a weird coincidence, those bouts were the first 2 times that she had competed for a major title.
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