(NOV 18) On Sunday, November 16th,
(Rayong-Gym Heidenheim/Germany) presented the Dodge Trophy Final
2008, a top class Thai boxing gala. The event took place in a
shopping centre in Ulm, Germany.
As already in last year’s event,
along with the Thai Boxers, two professional female boxers
Lightweight Rola El Halabi (6-0-0,
KOs 3) faced the experienced kickboxer Eva Santa Halasi from Serbia,
who made her professional debut as a boxer. El Halabi, clearly the
better boxer, dominated the fight but had problems to find the
distance and missed a couple of times and hit the air. In the fifth
round, El Halabi landed a crushing right hook and Halasi was
brutally knocked out. She remained unconscious on the canvas for
long, worrying minutes until she managed to get up again.
The second fight of the evening
featured Özlem “Sugar” Sahin and Janina Bentz (0-1-0). Light
flyweight Sahin (6-0-0, KOs 3), who is actually a minimum weight,
fought her first six round match and went the full distance. Sahin
dominated the middle of the ring but her opponent was tireless and
attacked her time and again.
Although several times in round two
and three it seemed that her legs were about to give way Bentz
persevered. Sahin again showed an impressive performance and the
fight was clearly decided in her favour. But since no delegate of
the German boxing association was present, the match was ruled a
non-contest. Besides, Bentz was 7.83 pounds over the limit.