After the World Boxing Federation (WBF) launched a cooperation with the WIBF and GBU in March, and merged the three championships into the most prestigious title in female boxing, Austrian Eva Voraberger is set to defend the Unified Womens World Super Flyweight title on Saturday May 30.
Voraberger, who captured the WBF and WIBF titles in June 2014 and made a successful defense last November, will face undefeated Serbian Nina Stojanovic at the Reinhold Heidinger Sporthalle in Leibnitz, on a show promoted by Boxteam Vienna.
After losing two of her first three professional fights back in 2008 and 2009, 25-year-old Voraberger has won eighteen of her last nineteen bouts, only coming up short in a 2013 challenge for the WBF world title, and currently has an impressive record of 19-3 (9).
In her most recent outing, Voraberger suffered a third-round knock-down and a dislocated jaw but showed true warrior spirit to fight back hard and retain the WBF and WIBF titles by split decision against Hungarian Renata Domsodi. That performance contributed to her being awarded WBF 2014 Female Fighter of The Year honors.
Born in Graz but living in and fighting out of Vienna, Austria, Voraberger must be considered the favorite against Stojanovic (23), but the Serbian is reportedly determined to improve on her 7-0 (3) ledger, and is confident that she can gatecrash the scene by upsetting the champion in her home-country.
With the Voraberger vs. Stojanovic Unified Womens World title fight as the headliner, the undercard of the show will feature a mix of local boxers in non-title bouts and Muay Thai and K1 fights, and a sizable crowd is expected to turn up for an evening of exiting combat sports action.