(NOV 14) Zita Zatyko, 14-0-1
(10), is the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women’s World
Super Middleweight Champion after a close and competitive fight
for the vacant crown against compatriot and great local rival
Diana Kiss on Saturday November 12 in Szekszard, Hungary.
On a big show promoted by
Profibox Promotion at the City Sportshall, Zatyko got the edge
by scores of 96-94 twice, and 97-93. This was their fourth
encounter, and while Zatyko is now up 3-0-1 against Kiss, all
were even and entertaining bouts.
This time Kiss, now 7-5-1 (6), got off to a good start, and won
the first round by being busier, as Zatyko seemed to be seizing
up her opponent. The second round was more of the same, before
Zatyko started to get into her rhythm in round three and slowly
began to take over by using her longer reach.
At the halfway point, Zatyko was ahead by one point on all three
judges’ cards, and in many of the remaining rounds it would
remain hard to separate the two. Kiss was able to keep the fight
close at all times by being smoother than former Kickboxer
Zatyko, but in the end the unanimous decision was right on the
After winning her first world championship Zatyko issued a
challenge to WBF Women’s Heavyweight World Champion, and fellow
unbeaten, Natascha Ragosina, 22-0 (13), from Russia, proclaiming
her willingness to fight Ragosina anywhere, any time and at
whatever weight from Super Middle to Heavyweight.
A Ragosina vs. Zatyko clash would truly be a female super-fight,
and these two are probably the only real remaining threats to
each other in Europe at the moment.