Donfack, Amasheh Vies For WBF World Titles
DOG Event & Boxing Company presents The Night of the Champions II on Saturday May 17 at the famous Saarlandhalle in Saarbruecken, Germany, featuring two World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Championship fights on a stacked card.
In one of the two headliners, reigning WBF International Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Donfack (19-11-3, 10 KOs) is set to move down in weight to take on Argentinean Javier Alberto Mamani (39-14-1, 20 KOs) for the vacant WBF World Super Middleweight title.
In the co-feature, undefeated reigning WBF Womens World Super Flyweight Champion Raja Amasheh (16-0-1, 4 KOs) also steps down a division to fight Susana Cruz Perez (15-5, 8 KOs) from Mexico for the vacant WBF world title at Flyweight.
Born in Doula, Cameroon, Bernard Donfack has been based in Berlin during his entire professional boxing career, making his debut in 2005. Taking on some of the best in Europe, often at short notice, he compiled a less than impressive 6-7-3 record in his first two years as a prizefighter.
But while he has continued to face tough opposition, he has since developed into a genuine contender, winning thirteen of his last seventeen. Last September he won the WBF International title with a fourth round stoppage of Tanzanian Said Mbelwa, which was followed by non-title bout victories in November and March.
In Javier Alberto “La Cobra” Mamani, a 32-year-old from Salta in north Argentina, he will be in with an opponent who has also been around the block. Since entering the paid ranks in 2001, he has fought no less than fourteen title bouts, winning eight of them.
With fights against world champions and contenders such as Felix Sturm, Alexander Sipos and Gennady Golovkin in Germany, Joachim Alcine in Canada, Crazy Kim and Nobuhiro Ishida in Japan, and Avtandil Khurtsidze in Ukraine, Mamani is no stranger to fighting abroad, and he will be relishing his first crack at a world title against Donfack.
Raja Amasheh captured the WBF Womens World Super Flyweight crown in September of last year, defeating Austrian Eva Voraberger at the same venue where she will now attempt to become a two-division world champion on May 17.
The stylish 31-year-old Karlsruhe-fighter has firmly established herself as one of the absolute best in the world, with sixteen straight victories since drawing with undefeated (6-0) Oezlem Sahin in her professional debut in 2001. Really a flyweight, she is now back at her natural weight after moving up for the Voraberger-opportunity eight months ago.
For Susana Cruz Perez (24), this will be her second attempt to win the WBF World Flyweight championship, as she dropped a very competitive decision to then champion, and fellow Mexican, Irma Sanchez in 2011. In 2012 she lost another world title fight by decision, at Strawweight, but since then she has won four straight.
Both of the two WBF World Championship encounters on May 17 in Saarbruecken shapes up to be very interesting and entertaining fights, and on paper it looks difficult to predict the results. A big crowd is expected, and action is guaranteed!