(MAR 17) After losing
decisions to Italian Vissia Trovato, who went on to become
European and World Champion, and Olympic Gold medallist and
five-time world amateur champion Katie Taylor from Ireland,
Swiss Lightweight Viviane Obernauf is ready to finally make her
On Saturday March 25, at the
Theatersaal Kursaal in Interlaken, Switzerland, she will take on
Germany-based Serbian Maja Milenkovic, AKA Maja Wyoming, for the
vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women's International
Losing to Trovato and Taylor is no shame, and those results are
the only blemishes on Brazil-born Obernauf´s 9-2 (4) record. She
turned professional in 2014, and now, at 30 years old, she will
get a chance to win her first professional championship.
Milenkovic also entered the paid ranks in 2014, and got off to a
horrific start by losing her first six fights. However, she
turned things around in late 2015 and has since won five of her
last seven outings, taking her record to a respectable 5-8 (1).
While Obernauf has faced better opposition than Milenkovic, the
24-year-old from Karlsruhe has been the ten round distance twice
before, winning once and losing once, something the home
favourite cant claim. So if the fight goes into the later
rounds, the visitor could have an advantage in experience.