(MAY 28) Undefeated Oshin
Derieuw put on a master-class on Saturday night at the Salle
Marcel Dufour in Louvroil, France, beating compatriot Marion
Montanari to win the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens
International Light Welterweight title.
Headlining a show promoted by the Boxing Club de Louvroil,
30-year-old Derieuw was always one step ahead of the brave and
gutsy Montanari (32), and put on a near flawless performance on
her way to winning her first professional title in dominant
Derieuw boxed well from a distance, and was the stronger fighter
when the action moved to the inside. She fired off well-placed
combinations to body and head, and hurt Montanari on several
occasions with her uppercut. It was quite the domination at
times, but Montanari took everything that came her way.
After ten one-sided rounds, judge Arno Pokrandt from Germany
scored the fight a landslide 100-90, while French judges Smail
Alitouche and Christophe Hembert had it slightly closer at 99-91
and 98-92. Referee in charge was Bertrand Chagnoux, also from
The new WBF International Champion improved her record to 6-0
(3), and put herself in line to possibly challenging WBF World
Champion Myriam Dellal in another intriguing all-French
match-up. Montanari drops to 2-3 (0), a deceiving statistic as
she has boxed unbeaten opponents in four of her five outings.