Unified Women's World Flyweight Champion Amira
Hamzaoui from France will make her first
title-defense on Saturday April 25 when she squares
off with Hungarian challenger Alexandra Vlajk at the
Hall des Sports Pierre Gaspard in her hometown of
the World Boxing Federation (WBF) World title last
October by defeating Raja Amasheh in Germany, and
will be the first boxer to defend a Unified Women's
World Title, after the WBF launched its cooperation
with the WIBF and GBU last month and merged the
three championships into the most prestigious title
in female boxing.
Hamzaoui turned professional in November 2011, and
has since compiled a professional record of 11-1
(5). After winning her first nine starts, she
suffered her sole blemish when she came up short in
a fight for the French national title in November
2013, losing to undefeated Laetitia Arzalier.
Southpaw rebounded with a routine victory five
months later, and was considered a clear underdog
when she traveled to Saarbruecken to challenge the
aforementioned Amasheh, then the undefeated WBF
world champion, the following October.
defied the odds, and wound up winning a close but
deserved split decision to lift her first world
title, and now she is finally ready to defend her
crown in front of hometown fans, family and friends,
in an event that is supported by the entire city of
challenger on the night, Alexandra Vlajk (35), also
only has one loss on her ledger, a decision defeat
to fellow Hungarian Renata Domsodi in March 2014.
Now 7-1 (2), she has since put together two decisive
victories to move herself in line for what will be
her first world title opportunity.
Women's World Flyweight Championship fight between
defending champion Amira Hamzaoui and challenger
Alexandra Vlajk, and an undercard featuring local
talent in interesting match-ups, will be presented
by the Epernay Boxing Club.