(MAR 24) Greek female
Super-Featherweight boxer Areti Mastrodouka (6-0) is to make
boxing history in Greece this coming Saturday (29th March 14) as
she participates in the first ever professional bout to be held
in the country. The 37 year-old will face Slovakian Claudia
Ferenci in her 7th fight as a professional in a 6 round bout in
Athens, as she continues her journey towards a World Title.
All of Mastrodouka’s previous
professional bouts have been at the famous York Hall in Bethnal
Green, London. As a result the southpaw fighter has been
travelling from her home country to train under the tutelage of
Alec Wilkey alongside the rest of his team who are based at
Lansbury ABC in Poplar. Mastrodouka won her first title as a
professional back in November 2012 by beating Lana Cooper to win
the International Masters Title.
Areti known as ‘The Master’ had a flourishing amateur career
winning a Silver Medal at the 2002 World Championships and a
Bronze medal at the European Championships a year later. Women’s
boxing has now been thrust into the public eye after the success
of its introduction into the Olympic Games at London 2012, and
as a result it is gaining in popularity and looking to expand
with this bout paying testament to that.
Not only could this open doors for other females in the sport
but it could also be a catalyst in kick-starting a professional
boxing scene in Greece for its male competitors. No doubt there
will be some keen supporters attending the bout to witness a
part of Greek boxing history.