On Saturday night (November 30), World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World championship fights took place in France and Russia, as undefeated Gaelle Amand won the vacant Featherweight crown, and Super Middleweight champion Nikki Adler retained her title.
With 2500 fans cheering her on at the Esplanade de Paris in Cergy, France, Amand defeated former world champion Irma Balijagic Adler from Bosnia & Herzegovina (no relation to Nikki) by unanimous decision after ten rounds of tactical boxing from both fighters.
Judges Vincent Dupas, Jean-Marcel Nartz and Arnold Golger scored it 97-93, 97-94 and 99-91 respectively. Referee was Jean-Pierre VanImschoot.
Amand, who is now obligated to defend the title against world champion in recess Shannon O’Connell from Australia, improved her undefeated record to 11-0 (1), while Adler falls to 14-5 (7). Promoter of the fight was Rahilou Cergy Boxe.
In Grozny, Russia, at the Olympic Sports Complex, Germanys Nikki Adler went over old ground as she made her first defense of the WBF World Super Middleweight title against Zane Brige from Latvia, whom she also won the title against in Russia this past May.
While the pair gave each other another good fight, it was the same result in the end as Adler proved the better boxer again and won a clear unanimous decision after a competitive bout.
Bela Florian and Olena Pobyvalilo both scored it 97-93, while Irene Kosteko scored 98-92 for the defending champion, who improved her record to 11-0 (6). Referee in charge was Predrag Aleksic.
The fight was promoted by SKV Boxing, in association with ITS Promotion.