Eva Wahlstrom crowned herself the new WBC Female World Superfeatherweight Champion Saturday night at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. And not only that: The 34-year-old is also the first ever Finnish boxing World Champion in history.
Wahlstrom clearly dominated Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre (Argentina) in a fight for the vacant title and earned a well deserved unanimous decision. Judge Freddy Rafn (Denmark) scored the bout 100-90, Jürgen Langos (Germany) saw it 99-91 while Ventsislav Nikolov (Bulgaria) had it 97-93.
5,000 fans at the Hartwall Arena enthusiastically celebrated the new champ who could be on a collision course with former titlist Diana Prazak from Australia.
Delfine Persoon prevails in the lion’s den – stops Nicole Boss in round nine
Delfine Persoon once more proved that she is the best female lightweight in the world right now. The Belgian powerhouse wore down mandatory challenger Nicole Boss in her backyard in Bern (Switzerland) to defend the WBC Female World Lightweight Championship in convincing fashion by TKO after 0:45 minutes in the ninth round.
Persoon dominated the fight from the opening bell. At the time of the stoppage judges Guido Cavalleri (Italy) and Robert Verwijs (Netherlands) had it 80-72, Robin Dolpierre (France) saw it 79-73, all three in favor of the old and new World Champion Persoon who is without a doubt one of the top pound-for-pound female fighters today.