MINI MAJORS’ LOCKED IN SILVER KEY CONTEST
Two mighty minimumweight contenders are ready to take it to the max on Friday (October 7th) in Koenigsbrunn, Germany, when local hero Tina Rupprecht and Spain’s Joana Pastrana collide percussion style, for the vacant WBC Women’s Silver Championship.
Both fighters enter the ring unbeaten, but also untested at the highest level, with an opportunity to change their tune!
“It’s basically a coin toss”, said promoter Jochen Pawlisch. “Nobody can say what will happen in the ring. Of course, I know that we are taking a big risk matching Tina with a strong and hungry opponent like Joana, but it’s a notable fight like this, which makes boxing so great. I am sure it will be a very exciting contest.”
Tina Rupprecht had a decent amateur career before turning pro in December 2013. After a long layoff due to an injury, the 24-year-old German princess came back in April this year and is eager to win her first professional title in front of her home fans.
Her opponent Joana Pastrana – the first WBC Amateur Champion from Spain – came in as late replacement for Bulgaria’s Teodora Bacheva who was originally scheduled to face Rupprecht for the vacant Silver title but was sidelined after suffering a concussion in her last sparring session.
The team of the 26-year-old Spanish warrior immediately accepted the offer to jump in and fight for the prestigious title because Pastrana was in full preparation for a fight scheduled for October 8th in Bilbao.
Both contenders passed today’s official weigh-in. Rupprecht brought 47.3 kg (104.2 lbs.) to the scale while Pastrana weighed in at the limit of 47.6 kg (105 lbs.). The Silver Championship is the main event of an seven-bout card promoted by Jochen Pawlisch (JP Promotions).