Kobayashi, Millan WBF World Champions, Seferi Intercontinental King
With World Boxing Federation (WBF) championship fights headlining big shows in Osaka, Japan, Epernay, France and Burgdorf, Switzerland on Saturday April 23, it was another action-packed and successful weekend of world class boxing for the WBF.
At the Hall des Sports Pierre Gaspard in Epernay, France, Mexico´s Isabel Millan captured the WBF Womens World Flyweight title when she dethroned reigning champion, and hometown girl, Amira Hamzaoui after a magnificent fight that turned out to be wonderful advertisement for female boxing.
In another non-stop battle, the fight was mostly fought at close quarters. Hamzaoui was on top of her game, fighting in front of a near sell-out crowd, but the challenger was even better and never stopped throwing hard shorts to both body and head.
While the defending champion managed to occasionally stun the challenger, Millan hurt Hamzaoui more than she was hurt herself, and after ten pulsating rounds there were no complaints from anyone when the visitor was awarded a unanimous decision and the WBF world title.
Judges Jean-Marcel Nartz, Jacky Vaillant and Robin Reid, himself a former WBF World Champion, scored the bout 97-93, 96-94 and 100-92 for Millan, who now boasts a fine 16-2-1 (8) record. Hamzaoui, making her second title-defense, drops to 12-2 (5). Promoter was Jerome Vilmain.