(MAR 11) Segolene
“Majestic” Lefebvre put on a very impressive performance on
Friday night, March 10, when she captured the vacant World
Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Super Bantamweight title in
front of a near sell-out crowd of 1400 fans at the Salle Gayant
in Douai, France.
Fighting a game challenger in Simone Da Silva Duarte from
Brazil, Lefebvre, who had won the WBF Intercontinental title
last November, was very poised throughout. Da Silva Duarte had
her moments, and especially did enough in rounds four and eight
to edge those stanzas with good combinations.
But in round nine Lefebvre definitively got the upper hand, as
Da Silva Duarte tired massively. Landing some hard hooks and
uppercuts, the home-girl forced the visitor to bend down without
defending herself, and referee Alexander Plumanns did the only
right thing and waved the fight off.
Lefebvre improved her professional record to 7-0 (1), and at
only 23 puts herself in a fine group of French female WBF world
champions that over the years have included the likes of Anne
Sophie Mathis, Myriam Lamare and Nadia Hokmi, and currently Anne
Sophie Da Costa, Myriam Dellall and Leatitia Arzalier.
Having boxed at world class level almost her entire career,
former South American champion Simone Da Silva Duarte (33), from
Sao Paolo, drops to 15-11 (6), with eight of her losses
amazingly coming in fights for world championships.
Promoter was Douai Boxing Club.