Source: Mucino, Fundora set for IBF title bout


IBF flyweight champion Arely Mucino will make the first defense of her title against Gabriela Fundora on Oct. 21 at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, a source told ESPN on Thursday.

Mucino, ESPN’s No. 2 flyweight, last fought in October when she beat Leonela Paola Yudica for the IBF title. Mucino (32-3-2, 11 KO) had been the WBO and WBC flyweight champion at points earlier in her career.

Her last loss came in 2015 by unanimous decision to Yessica Chavez. The 34-year-old Mucino, from Mexico, has won her past 11 fights.

Fundora, ESPN’s No. 5 flyweight, has been one of ESPN’s top prospects the past two years. The 21-year-old last fought in April, beating Maria Micheo Santizo by unanimous decision.

This will be the third fight this year and first title shot for Fundora (11-0, 4 KO), who is from California and is the younger sister of super middleweight Sebastian Fundora.

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