(NOV 5) It turned in to one of
those rare, special fights where the styles blended perfectly to
provide an all-action affair, as World Boxing Federation (WBF)
Womens World Super Bantamweight Champion Segolene Lefebvre
defended her title against Mexican challenger Naroyuki Koasicha
on Friday night, November 3, in Douai, France.
Koasicha, from the city of San Luis Potosi, had without a doubt
come to do everything in her power to shock the local favourite,
and aggressively came forward from the first second. She was
effective in doing so, but at the same time Lefebvre used her
jab and counter-punched excellently.
The exchanges were many and brutal, and while the defending
champion appeared to score with the cleaner and more precise
punches, she could never really take full control of the fight.
Koasicha kept coming forward, throwing leather, and every round
was as exciting and close as they come.
After ten even, hard rounds between incredible warriors, fought
at a horrific pace, it was impossible to immediately say who
would emerge with the victory, and the crowd at the Salle Gayant
held their breath as the tallies were announced, knowing it
could go either way.
And the scores appropriately reflected the closeness of the
bout, as French judge Bruno Boutrelle had it 96-95, judge
Emmanuel Demanet from Belgium scored 96-94, and judge Alexander
Plumanns from Germany voted 96-94, all for Segolene Lefebvre.
Referee was Christophe Hembert.
Headlining a show promoted by Boxing Club Douai and Robert
Pantigny, Segolene “Majestic” Lefebvre (24) improves her
undefeated record to 9-0 (1). Naroyuki Koasicha falls to 6-3-1
(1), but has absolutely put herself in a position for another
world title shot.
Who knows, maybe a rematch? The original was one of the best
female fights seen in years, and certainly warrants a sequel!