Carina Moreno to defend WBA Flyweight title in rematch with Susi Kentikian

June 12, 2013 – WBA Women’s flyweight champion Carina “La Reina” Moreno (23-5, 6 KOs) is gearing up to defend her title once again against Susi Kentikian (30-2, 16 KOs) in a rematch of their December 2012 scrap, a fight in which Moreno won by split decision. The rematch will take place at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany on July 6th.

The first fight was tremendously close and highly competitive, but in the end Moreno landed harder shots more often and secured the split decision victory against Kentikian in her home country of Germany, where she was used to having decisions go her way.

Now, Moreno will once again travel to her opponent’s home turf. Kentikian is from Germany by way of Armenia and Moreno is thrilled to go on the road for the second time in a row.

“It was an amazing experience the first time Kentikian and I fought because I was the underdog and I went into enemy territory and got the win. I knew I had it in me to win the fight and I know I will do it again. The win was great but I feel like I earned the respect of the fans. They may not have expected me to win or even wanted me to win, but I think I left with a few more fans that night. I know what to expect this time around and I’m looking to put on an even more dominant performance this time around,” Moreno said.

Moreno shocked everyone with her victory, but this time around she’s looking to capitalize off of the opportunity and ultimately put herself in a much more domineering position.

“I’m excited to be competing, that’s a given. But I really want to make this one count. I want to prove that the first fight wasn’t a fluke and now I get the chance to show people that I have a lot of fight left in me. Many people felt that Susi was one of the best female fighters in the sport and I’m on a mission to earn that reputation for myself,” Moreno said.

Carina Moreno to Challenge Kentikian for WBA Flyweight Championship

November 6, 2012 – Former 4-time world champion, Carina “La Reina” Moreno (22-5, 6 KOs) has signed a contract to fight WBA Flyweight champion, Susi Kentikian (29-1, 16 KOs) on December 1, 2012.  The 10-round championship bout will take place in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

 

Once considered a pound for pound female champion, Moreno looks to regain he status as one of the best fighters in the world of women’s boxing.   A win against Kentikian will put Moreno back on top of the food chain. 

 

“This is a big fight to get my career back on track and I feel confident that the judging will be fair when I fight Kentikian in Germany,” said Moreno. “Melissa McMorrow won a majority decision over there so it’s possible to beat her on her home turf.  Right now my trainer Rick Noble has me working on some flaws we see in Susi’s defense.  It’s going to be a difficult fight but I feel I can get the victory and bring back home the title.”

 

After being robbed in her last two fights, Moreno’s trainer Rick Noble is hoping to get a fair shake she travels to Germany to face Kentikian. 

 

“In Carina’s last fight against Irma Sanchez (25-5-1, 7 KOs) she clearly won almost every round, but they gave Sanchez the decision,” stated Nobel. “The fight before that, Carina completely dominated Cindy Amador (9-0, 1 KOs) and the judges gave her every round.  I just hope this time around we get fair judging.  Carina is ready to go and we are expecting Susi to be at her best.  We need to go in there and take the fight to Susi and bring that belt home to the United States.”