(JUNE 22) On Saturday July
8 at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany,
undefeated World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World
Lightweight Champion Nicole Wesner will make her third
title-defense against Germany-based Bosnian Hasna Tukic on a
show promoted by Sauerland Event.
Wesner, 12-0 (6), is currently residing in Vienna, Austria, but
was born in Cologne and moved to Mannheim, only a few kilometres
from Ludwigshafen, at the age of seven and lived there for
twenty-two years. So this will essentially be a home-coming
fight for her.
“For years I have wanted to fight in Mannheim, but it has been
difficult to arrange”, says Wesner, the 2015 WBF Female Fighter
of The Year.
“In Mannheim you mostly see Thai-Boxing and MMA events, so it is
a great honour for me to return home in Ludwigshafen, so close
to Mannheim. And doing it with Sauerland Event is the best
Wesner won the WBF World Lightweight title in December of 2014,
stopping 11-1 Hungarian Gina Chamie in three rounds. In
September of 2015 she successfully defended against former
two-time world champion Irma Balijagic Adler (15-5), and last
December she retained her crown by halting Dominican Diafana
Salazar (9-0) in two rounds.
22-year-old Hasna Tukic, 9-6 (8), turned professional in 2013
and is quite the experienced campaigner, despite her young age.
Nicknamed “The Black Panther”, she already has six championship
fights on her resume, having won a few regional titles along the
Coming off a first-round injury-defeat in March, she is now
healed and reportedly very motivated, and more than ready, for
what is her biggest fight to date. She is going into “Wesner-territory”,
but living in Regensburg near Bayern, she is not that far from