(NOV 27) In front of a packed
crowd at the Gymnase Luis Ortiz in Saint-Dizier, France, World
Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Light Flyweight Champion
Anne Sophie Da Costa made a successful second defense of her
title on Saturday night, November 26.
Looking determined and focused
from the start, Da Costa quickly made it clear that she was not
going to let Tanzanian challenger Fatuma Yazidu gain any
momentum, and she effectively forced the 25-year-old from Dar Es
Salaam on the back-foot.
Putting on a performance of total dominance, 34-year-old Da
Costa out-classed Yazidu in every department, and it soon
appeared only a matter of time before the sharp punches to body
and head would wear down the game but out-gunned African.
Trying her best was not enough for Yazidu, and as round four
came to an end she looked very distraught and bewildered as she
made her way back to her corner. It was a clear sign of things
to come, as she retired at the start of round five, complaining
of pain as a result of well-placed body shots from the champion.
Referee Toni Tiberi waved the contest off at 0:01 of round five,
making Da Costa the winner by technical knockout. Also a former
WBF World Strawweight Champion, she improved her professional
record to 22-2 (10) in the process, while Yazidu falls to 11-3