It was a case of close but no WBC World title for Christina McMahon in Mexico on Saturday night.
The 41 year old lost out in a highly competitive Chihuahua hosted main event after a result that was questioned if not controversial.
The WBA interim super bantamweight interim World champ gave Mexico’s Zulina Munoz the toughest of her eight flyweight title defenses, but ultimately lost on the score cards.
The 97-94, 96-94, 96-94 scoring away from home shows just how close the bout was.
Monaghan’s McMahon pushed the pace for the majority of the 10 rounds while ‘She Wolf’ Munoz worked of the back foot.
A lot of fight fans felt McMahon had done enough to secure the title, but didn’t scream blind robbery post fight.
A train of thought suggesting if McMahon could secure home advantage she would certainly have a chance not only to claim a title but make a number of succesful defenses. There was talk of possible retirement pre McMahon’s trip to Mexico, but after such a display against away from home against a long reigning and highly thought of champion ‘Lightening’ may considering striking again.