Brodnicka Beats Petkova For WBF Intercontinental Crown
Ewa Brodnicka of Poland is the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens Intercontinental Light Welterweight Champion after defeating former European title-challenger Kremena Petkova from Bulgaria on Saturday night, April 26, at the Galeria Korona in Kielce, Poland.
In what was only her fourth professional outing, Brodnicka put on a wonderful performance against a much more experienced and accomplished opponent in Petkova, who came to win and showed respectable skills and great determination.
Brodnicka, repaid her team for its confidence that this assignment was not too early, by cleverly out-boxing Petkova most of the way, using a quick jab and excellent footwork, combined with nice combinations to body and head, while the Bulgarian struggled to be effective.
The many fans in attendance loudly cheered for the local girl and seemed to enjoy her success to the fullest, and after ten rounds of fine boxing, judges Pawel Kardyni, Wlodzimierz Kromka and Zbigniew Lagosz all scored in favor of Brodnicka: 98-92, 98-92 and 99-1.
A pro since February 2013, Ewa Brodnicka improved her professional record to 4-0 (1) and is on her way to possibly challenging reigning champion Rola El Halabi from Germany for the WBF World Light Welterweight title in the not too distant future.
Kremena Petkova, a youngster at only 21 falling short in her third title-attempt, travels back to Bulgaria at 10-10 (1) but can hold her head high after a gutsy performance.
The show was promoted by Tymex Boxing Promotions.