Werner Kreiskott & Oezlem Sahin New WBF Champions
Resurrected heavyweight Werner Kreiskott and classy Strawweight Oezlem Sahin won World Boxing Federation (WBF) titles on Saturday night, June 18, when they both scored inside the distance victories at the EMKA Sportzentrum in Velbert, Germany.
In the main event of the show, promoted by Fight Club Wuppertal and attended by a nice crowd of about 1500, Kreiskott captured the vacant WBF International Heavyweight title with a seventh round technical knockout of Drazan Janjanin from Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Janjanin fared best in the first round, which he won when Kreiskott started the fight passively, but the home-man found his rhythm in round two and started taking over. However, the visitor shook Kreiskott badly in the second, but Janjanin had a point deducted for punching with the inside of his gloves.
From that point on Kreiskott showed that he was the better boxer, and he was the more active fighter while scoring with the cleaner punches. Being the smaller man, Janjanin often applied a powerful body-attack, and he remained dangerous until failing to answer the bell for round seven due to a shoulder injury.
Undefeated in twelve fights since September 2012, ten-year pro veteran Kreiskott improved his remarkable record to 23-19-2 (17). Janjanin falls to 11-7 (10), but showed in moments that, as is the case with his opponent, the mediocre numbers doesn’t necessarily do him justice.
The co-featured attraction saw Oezlem Sahin claim the vacant WBF Womens Intercontinental Strawweight title with a second round annihilation of Hungarian Agnes Draxler. Sahin simply had too much in every way for Draxler to be competitive.
Already inside the first minute it was clear that Sahin (39) was not going to be denied as she put the pressure on Draxler, almost half her age at only twenty. But despite being out-gunned Draxler gritted her teeth and made it through the first round.
But in round two it was all over when Sahin, who improved her ledger to 21-1-1 (7), dropped Draxler hard twice with overhand rights, forcing referee Thomas Hackenberg to stop the fight, saving Draxler, now 9-13 (1), from further punishment.
By: Clive Baum