(JULY 9) On a big night of
championship boxing promoted by Sauerland Event at the
Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen, Germany, World Boxing
Federation (WBF) Womens World Lightweight Champion Nicole Wesner
successfully defended her title in one of the main fights.
Making her third title-defense only a few kilometres from where
she grew up in Mannheim, 39-year-old Wesner took on young and
tough Germany-based Bosnian Hasna Tukic (22), and quickly showed
that she was a level above her game challenger.
Wesner was clearly technically superior, and picked her punches
nicely both on the inside and at range, but Tukic did well to
stay in the fight with will and grit. In round five Wesner
scored a knock-down, and after ten rounds of boxing, as the
fight went to the scorecards, there was no doubt that Wesner
would remain champion.
Judges Ruven Zaburov, Ronald Rapp and Marco Zubrot scored it
99-90, 98-91 and 98-91 respectively. Referee in charge of the
action was Alexander Hermann.
A World Champion since December of 2014, Wesner improved her
undefeated professional record to 13-0 (6). Fighting out of
Regensburg and with all her professional bouts taking place in
Germany, Tukic drops to 9-7 (8) after losing what was her first
major title fight.
Wesner also was fighting for
the GBU and WIBA lightweight titles, according to Boxrec.