(AUG 7) While it had been a very
wet day, the Boxing-Gods made sure the rain had stopped when the
first bell sounded for a big World Boxing Federation (WBF)
Championship double-header staged outdoors on a football-pitch
in Essen, Germany on Saturday evening, August 5.
The sold-out event promoted by Bjoern Sothmann had WBF Womens
Intercontinental Strawweight Champion Oezlem Sahin making her
first title-defense against French Flyweight Champion Sandy
Coget, in what was an intense and entertaining fight.
It was very competitive, but Sahin was mostly on the front-foot
and knocked her challenger down in the third round with a right
hand. Coget beat the count of referee Thomas Hackenberg, and
proved gritty and classy by fighting her chance to the very end.
Judges Roman Morawiec, Brahim Ait Aadi and Piotr Wolke all
scored the fight for Sahin with 96-93, 95-94 and 98-91 tallies
respectively. The Champion improved her record to 22-1-1 (7),
while Coget, a two-time European title-challenger, drops to
In the second WBF championship fight, undefeated prospect
Shokran Parwani captured the vacant International Cruiserweight
title when he impressively stopped Frank Bluemle. It was a tough
test for Parwani who met plenty of resistance from Bluemle, but
a hard body-shot ended matters in the fifth round.
Born in Afghanistan but based in Hamburg, 25-year-old Southpaw
Parwani showed good potential as he took his record to 8-0 (7).
Weighing in only a few kilos over the Cruiserweight limit, he
will reportedly look to move down to Light Heavyweight. Bluemle
(32), from Neumuenster, falls to 14-3-2 (9).