(DEC 11) On December 13, 2013, at
the Zaal Forum, Aalst, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium, WBF World
Lightweight Champion Lucia Morelli (18-3, 8 KOs) of Italy is set
for her first title defense against taking on perhaps the
toughest challenger possible in Belgian Delfine Persoon (27-1,
[Two other belts are listed on
Boxrec, the WIBA and WIBF lightweight titles] [Boxrec rating:
Morelli, #11, Persoon, #2]
Now squaring off in a genuine Super Fight between two of the
very best in the division, Morelli and Persoon first fought in
February 2012, with the latter winning by fifth round technical
knockout after going toe-to-toe with the Italian in a non-stop
action packed battle.
Persoon came out on top when she overwhelmed Morelli in a corner
of the ring, unloading with both hands, but the current world
champion felt the stoppage was premature and is now eager to set
the record straight with a victory in the rematch.
In her mission for redemption, Morelli is again proving that she
is a true world champion, travelling to her opponent’s back yard
to fight, just like she did for their original encounter, and
just like she did when she won the world title this past January
by defeating then undefeated Rola El Halabi in Germany.
While Morelli (34) has only been in the ring once, defeating El
Halabi, since losing to Persoon, the 28-year-old Belgian has
kept very busy and added ten more victories against good
opposition to her impressive resume. But none of those opponents
have given her a war like Morelli!
Having won the European championship and two versions of the
world title since turning pro in 2009, Persoon most recently
underlined her quality when she stopped reigning welterweight
world titlist Eva Halasi in three rounds of a non title fight
There is no doubt that Morelli has chosen the path of most
resistance for her first title defense, and there is no doubt
that Persoon will need to be on her A-Game to again defeat
Morelli and win the WBF World title. There is also no doubt that
Belgian boxing fans will turn up expecting another classic
The Lucia Morelli vs. Delfine Persoon highly anticipated Super
Fight rematch for the WBF Womens Lightweight Championship of the
World at the Zaal Forum in Aalst, Belgium on December 13, will
be promoted by Patrick van de Meerssche.