It didn’t happen the way she would have preferred, but Germany’s Christina Hammer dethroned reigning World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Super Welterweight Champion Anne Sophie Mathis from France on Saturday night, July 26, by fifth round disqualification at the Anhalt Arena in Dessau, Germany.
Hammer entered the fight as the WBF World Middleweight Champion, and former undefeated WBF World Super Middleweight Champion, and thus became the first boxer to win three WBF World Championships in three weight classes.
The fight was fairly even until the end came in round five, when Mathis, making her first defence of the title she won last summer against Yajaira Hernandez, in a clinch landed a series of punches that referee Manfred Keuchler saw as being behind the head of Hammer.
Hammer went down, and when she was unable to continue after getting to her feet, Keuchler ruled an unsatisfactory disqualification victory for the German.
The new champion improved her professional record to 18-0 (8), while Mathis, now a former WBF Welterweight and Super Welterweight World Champion, falls to 27-4 (23) and left the ring unhappy and feeling hard done by, announcing that she wants a rematch to set the record straight.
The Mathis vs. Hammer WBF Womens World Super Welterweight title fight was promoted by SES Boxing, and was televised in Germany by SAT 1 and world-wide via ran.de web stream.