Tonight in Copenhagen, Anita Christensen
won the WBA/WBC/GBU belts in a very close fight against Nadia Hockmi
of France. The judges scored the bout 96-94, 96-94 and 97-94.
Nadia Hockmi came forward from the first bell, and it was obvious
that Christensen was struggling to find a way to counter the very
aggressive Hockmi, although she had a slight reach advantage.
Anita Christensen really got her
straight punches working from round 7 and scored with plenty of
left-right-left combinations in the last four rounds. The first 5-6
rounds were fought at a very high pace, possibly too high for Hockmi,
who appeared to be running out of steam in the later rounds.
Hockmi was clearly not happy with the decision. After the scores
were announced she got hand of the Ring microphone, to air her
frustration. She said that the decision was a big problem for
The main event of the evening was the WBA/WBC Super Middleweight
unification bout between Mikkel Kessler and Markus Beyer, which
Kessler won by a 3rd round knockout.