Areti Mastrodouka from Greece is the new Unified Womens World Super Featherweight Champion, capturing the vacant title on Saturday night, May 9, in front of a sold-out crowd of 2000 fans at the Panathinaikos Stadium Sports Hall in Athens, by defeating Spain’s Loli Munoz by unanimous decision.
Promoted by Stylianos Politis in cooperation with Mastrodouka, this was the second Unified Womens World Title fight after the WBF launched its cooperation with the WIBF and GBU in March, and merged the three championships into the most prestigious title in female boxing.
The visitor from Barcelona came to fight and was often the one going forward, but while Munoz was highly unorthodox Mastrodouka did a very good job in making her miss. It was a high tempo fight where Mastrodouka clearly did the better job connecting with her counter-shots.
After ten rounds of boxing there was no doubt as to who had won, and judges Ernst Salzgeber, Zacharias Avramidis and referee Tonio Tiberi, who due to last minute problems also had to score the bout and did a flawless job, all had Mastrodouka the winner by 98-94, 100-90 and 98-93.
The new Unified Womens World Super Featherweight champion improved her undefeated professional record to 9-0 (2), after what was a huge night for professional boxing in Greece, and for Mastrodouka in particular, as she fulfilled her big dream after years of sacrifice and self-financing.
39-year-old Loli “Sugar” Munoz, unsuccessfully taking part in her fifth world championship fight, did herself proud but drops to a misleading 12-15-3 (7), having competitively fought a who’s-who of the best in the world since turning pro in 2001.