24-year-old Eva Voraberger won the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Super Flyweight title in her second attempt on Saturday night, June 21, at the Trend Eventhotel Pyramide in Vienna, Austria, defeating Thailand’s Nonggift Onesongchaigym.
Fighting for the title recently vacated by current WBF Flyweight World Champion Raja Amasheh, Voraberger had a very tough time and struggled to get the upper hand against the strong visitor.
After a good start by the Austrian, Onesongchaigym found it easy to connect with straight punches in the middle rounds, especially her left, and only a better finish by Voraberger saved the night for her as it went to the scorecards.
Judges Jean-Marcel Nartz, Rene Netolicky and Rainer Gottwald scored the close bout 96-94, 97-94 and 97-93 in favor of Voraberger, but some ringsiders felt it could easily have gone the other way.
With the victory, the new world champion improved her professional record to 18-3 (9), while 18-year-old Onesongchaigym travels back to Bangkok at 6-2-1 (1), knowing she can still have a bright future in the sport.
In the co-featured bout, undefeated Turkish-born German Oezlem Sahin captured the vacant WBF Womens Intercontinental Strawweight title with a dominating victory over former two-time world title-challenger Buangern Onesongchaigym, also from Thailand but not related to Nonggift.
In total command from the start, Sahin impressively landed more or less as she pleased, especially with her overhand right, and won every round before finally ending matters at 1:10 of the sixth round, after flooring her opponent twice.
Sahin is now 18-0-1 (6), showed she is true world class, and could be a serious threat if given a chance to challenge WBF world champion Anne Sophie Da Costa from France. Buangern falls to 11-7-1 (2), but at only 21 she has plenty of time to come again.
Also on the show, promoted by Box-Team Vienna, undefeated WBF International Welterweight titlist Laszlo Toth upped his professional record to 18-0-1 (13) with a unanimous decision over Polish veteran Arek Malek in a non-title eight rounder.