Equality for Female Boxers in the Olympics
WBAN PETITION

Home Page
Search WBAN
Latest News-Women
Biography- Sue TL Fox
Latest Rankings
Boxer's Profiles
Fight Results
Upcoming Events
Knockouts!
Past/Present Ratings
Fight Photo Gallery
Boxing Trivia
Tiger Tales by Fox
Amateur Scene
Boxers Websites
Women Cops who Box
Exclusive Interviews
Bust a Fighter!  
Mixed Matches
Mismatches
About WBAN
Advertise on WBAN
Other Links


Sue Fox Named  in the "Top Ten" Most -Significant Female Boxers of All Time - Ring Magazine - Feb. 2012

HISTORY OF
WOMEN'S BOXING

Historical -All links
Historical Events
History Firsts
Flash from the Past
Past Boxer Profiles
70'S/80'S Past Boxers
Pre-70'S Boxers
Past Amateur Boxers
About Sue TL Fox

TOP GALLERIES!

Video streaming, over
11, 500 photos, and more! 
   

Matchmaker's Hot List - Exclusive Matchup!
   

Hot Hot HOT Photo Galleries!Flash Photo Slideshows!
   

Boxing Records for women boxers..archived records!
To Join Go Here

FREE WORLDWIDE
CONTACT LISTING!
This is perfect for Promoters, Matchmakers, Managers, Matchmakers, Trainers, Boxers, etc.
To Sign Up!

 

Having Problems
 with the website?
Send an Email

Directly to WBAN!





 

 

 

 

 

                 
                                                                                         
                                      
   

 
 



Women’s boxing
in Germany

By Uwe Betker
September 5, 2007

     
   
   
   
   

On September 1st, four weeks after his last boxing show, Juergen Lutz, the man who discovered the female boxing legend Regina Halmich, presented another female boxing contest in Karlsruhe, Germany. As before, the show was an open-air event, presented by Regina Halmich and as before most matches were sparring fights. The audience on the Europaplatz could watch four regular fights in which German boxers encountered French fighters. One could not help though, but be surprised at some of the outcomes. In super flyweight class Pia Mazelanik (4-2-1) found herself up to Loret Ikufu. The smaller fighter Ikufu threw more punches and put her opponent under pressure right from the start. Mazelanik, in turn, found her pace only late but then managed to land the harder punches. She was declared the winner on points. A draw would have been a fairer result.

The match between Stefanie Penkwitt (12-1-0) and Lucy Mairot took a similar course. Penkwitt was technically the better boxer, but had difficulties coping with the energy and willpower of the French flyweight Mairot. Penkwitt landed the harder punches but she was too passive and she paused too often and too long, which got her into trouble more than once. After four rounds she was declared the winner, a decision that was booed by the crowd. Again, a draw would have been a more suitable result.


 Stefanie Penkwitt vs. Lucy Mairot

In contrast, the draw which Lena Ersahin (2-1-0) got away with was a bizarre decision. The featherweight Ersahin was clearly inferior to the much taller Keninde Obarek. Again and again Ersahin went into yet another clinch with her opponent and got just another beating. At the end of the fight the lump on her forehead, the bruises and swelling around her cheekbones and a black eye made it quite clear who had taken the beating in this fight.


Lena Ersahin vs. Keninde Obarek

The only match whose outcome was entirely undisputed was the fight between Özlem Asiye Sahin (1-0-0) und Elsa Capell. To take on the much taller Capell, Sahin, whose actual division is light flyweight, had to go up a weight class. Sahin completely dictated the match from start to finish demonstrating the technical deficits of her opponent. In the second and third round the much smaller Sahin almost knocked Capell out, but the tough and strong-minded French fighter managed to remain on her feet. It will be fascinating to watch the further professional development of Sahin, who is at the beginning of her career. Anyway, it does not seem too early to say that she is one of the biggest talents of female boxing in Germany.


Özlem Asiye Sahin vs. Elsa Capell

 
     
     
   
 
Back to WBAN
WBAN DISCLAIMER
     
     
         
         
         

 

in 2014 - Now Free to Public!  Huge Database of Boxing Records with Galleries, over 15,000 photos, Galleries connected with the boxing records, Videos. Mpegs, Matchmakers Hot List, Exclusive Matchup, and More!   Go Here!

 

 


         [
HOME [ADD YOUR SITE] [EMAIL TL FOX]  [DO YOU HAVE A TIP?  [WBAN'S MISSION]  [PRIVACY POLICY] 
AUX   
 
              GOOGLE NEWS  [WBAN DISCLAIMER]   [PROBLEMS WITH WEBSITE OR FORMS? EMAIL TL FOX]   
                                        WBAN™ (WOMEN BOXING ARCHIVE NETWORK) Copyrighted© MAY 1998