(APR 12) Australian world
champion super featherweight Diana Prazak will make her second
attempt to unify the division (WBC/WIBA) when she faces Swedish champion Frida Wallberg on June 14.
Prazak was scheduled to fight Wallberg in November but the fight
was cancelled at late notice due to the Swede being injured.
Prazak was matched against Victoria Cisneros on the Fire and Ice
undercard in December last year in New Mexico but again,
injuries changed the course of her career. Myriam Lamare was to
fight Holly Holm in the main event but also withdrew hurt. So
Prazak stepped up to fight the Preacher’s Daughter herself.
Sara Missy Howett (left) Mischa
Merz (center left)
Diana Prazak (center right) Lucia Rijker (right)
Her full time coach where she now
lives in Los Angeles, Lucia Rijker, had also been preparing
Lamare and decided that Prazak would be up to the challenge
despite the higher weight.
Photo: Jose Leon Castillo III of NewMexicoBoxing.com
So Prazak faced the pound for
pound queen of women’s boxing, the 12-time three weight division
world champion and one of the most successful female boxers in
the world on December 7 for the IBA light welterweight world
Prazak lost on points but won over the crowd with her courage
and tenacity. But 140lbs is not her natural weight class. So she
is pleased to be resuming her campaign at super featherweight
where she belongs and holds the WIBA title after stopping
Canadian Lindsay Garbatt in Melbourne, Australia in 2011.
She will be fighting Frida Wallberg for the WBC, WIBA, and
super featherweight championship of the world in Stockholm,
Her year training with Lucia Rijker has sharpened her skills and
power and she is probably better prepared than she was in
December to face Wallberg, Sweden’s most successful female
boxer and veteran of 48 wins out of 53 amateur fights and the
current WBC champion, undefeated in 11 fights with 0 KOs while
Prazak is 13-2 with 7 KOS.