The World Boxing Federation (WBF) is quickly becoming one of the preferred sanctioning bodies for promoters around the world, something this coming weekend is clear proof of. No less than six WBF title fights will take place from Friday (May 16) to Sunday (May 18).
“Transparency, and the fact that we are fair with promoters and not just about ridding them of as much money as possible, are key factors, I think”, says WBF President Howard Goldberg. “It is my hope and belief, that everyone, including boxers and local commissions, can see that we are, although not perfect, different in a good way.”
On Friday, promoted by Michel Chagnoux and Ring Giennois, WBF International Super Welterweight Champion Michel Mothmora (25-22, 8 KOs) makes his first defense when he takes on Robison Omsarashvili (14-6-3, 7 KOs) from Georgia in Saint Jean, France.
On the same night, Hefziba Eduardo’s Promotions presents a WBF doubleheader in Ensenada, Mexico, as International Featherweight Champion Sergio Lopez (17-7, 11 KOs) defends against compatriot Ruben “Finito” Lopez (16-9-1, 14 Kos), and North American Welterweight ruler Javier Carrera (13-2, 10 KOs) puts his title on the line against Mario Meraz (19-3, 16 Kos) in another all-Mexican clash.
On Saturday night, the action takes place in Saarbruecken, Germany, where WBF Womens World Super Flyweight Champion Raja Amasheh (16-0-1, 4 KOs) moves down in weight to tackle Mexican Susana Cruz Perez (15-5, 8 KOs) for the vacant WBF World title at Flyweight.
In the co-featured bout, Bernard Donfack (19-11-3, 10 KOs), WBF International champion at Light Heavyweight, squares off with Argentina’s Javier Alberto Mamani (39-14-1, 20 KOs) for the vacant WBF World Super Middleweight title. DOG Event & Boxing Company promotes.
Finally, on Sunday in Clermont-Ferrand, France, with ASM Boxe promoting, reigning French national Light Welterweight titlist Farida El Hadrati (4-0, 3 KOs) fights former European title-challenger Kremena Petkova (10-10-1, 1 KO) from Bulgaria with the vacant WBF Womens International crown on the line.
“While we may not always have one of the divisions top-names as our champion, we believe that the transparency and fairness, along with the fact that we haven’t created, and will never create, ridiculous extra titles just to get another sanctioning fee, is going to make the WBF continue to grow, which will enable us to improve even further”, said Goldberg.”