Driven by desire to avenge the split decision in a September 2014 8 round battle, Christina Fuentes came to dethrone the IFBA Flyweight Champion. In the second meeting in about 5 month, Champion Eileen Olszewski matched punch for punch throughout the 10 rounds of championship boxing.
Fuentes came in strong from the opening bell with aggression. But “The Hawaiian Mongoose” Olszewski defended her belt with footwork and technical game plan.
The champ leveled Fuentes early in the match with a left hook for the only knockdown and seems to have been the deciding factor. Fuentes mounted her advances with power body shots to wear down her opponent and earned her points to keep it close.
This match was a toe to toe clash of warriors. Both Ladies left it all in the ring in the rematch, leaving it to the judges. Olszewski earned the hard-fought Unanimouse Decision to retain her IFBA strap in front of the hometown crowd of Fuentes. Scores: 95-94, 96-93, 95-94.
Always a true professional, The Hawaiian Mongoose earned her respect in the ring and out. The #WomenofBoxing #BotM (the first ever #WoB #BotM) was fitting to be won by a true champion!
Interesting facts about The Hawaiian Mongoose:
- At 46 is the Oldest World Champion Boxer.
- Currently holds IFBA World Championship and UBF International Championship.
- She is the first female boxer from Hawaii to achieve international success at the professional and amateur levels.
- She studied ballet, various martial arts.
- For three seasons, Olszewski was a “Knicks City Dancer” for the New York Knicks NBA team.
- She also did stunt work for Mortal Kombat: Live Tour.
- In the amateurs, Eileen dominated the 112 lb. division, with a record of 28-0 (7 TKO’s) in the national level amateur competition and a 3-4 (2 TKO) record at the international level. Eileen completed her amateur career in 2003.
- Olszewski turned pro at age 38 in November 2006 and was undefeated in her first six professional bouts.
Congratulations to #theBIZ #WoB #BotM Champ!
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