With the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Womens Featherweight title on the line, undefeated German Melanie Zwecker will square off with Dominican champion Grecia Nova on Saturday May 10 at the Pfinzhalle in Russheim, Germany.
Zwecker, 30 years old and a late starter to the pro ranks, has compiled a record of 5-0 (2) since her debut in December 2012. From Karlsruhe, only twenty kilometers from Russheim, she will be taking on her biggest challenge to date close to home.
But after a tough and lengthy training camp which included many rounds of sparring with WBF World Super Flyweight Champion Raja Amasheh (16-0-1), she is reportedly in top shape and ready to go to the next level and put on a show in front of her fans.
Grecia Nova (28) is by far the more experienced of the two, with thirty-five professional bouts under her belt. She got off to a horrible start to her pro career, albeit against good opposition, going 1-14-4 in her first nineteen outings, but has since rebounded very well.
A winner in ten of her last sixteen, the San Juan resident now holds a 11-20-4 ledger, and is coming off two straight victories. Having been in six championship fights already, against vastly more accomplished opponents than Zwecker, she will not be intimidated by the task at hand.
Baden Box Promotion, headed by Michael Siegel, is staging the show, which will also include a full undercard featuring German talent in interesting match-ups.