(MAY 4) Klara Svensson (15-1, 5
KOs) remains positive about her future despite losing to the WBC
Female World Light Welterweight Champion Erica Anabella Farias
(22-1, 10 KOs) in Copenhagen last night.
In her first world championship
challenge, ‘The Swedish Princess’ came up short on the judges’
scorecards (96-94, 96-93 and 98-92) after bravely fighting back
from a fifth-round knockdown.
Reflecting on the fight, Svensson has identified this knockdown
as the pivotal moment.
‘’I made a mistake and that cost me the fight,’’ said Svensson.
‘’Of course, we don’t know what would have happened if I hadn’t
been caught with that shot but at that point I felt I was in
control of the fight. But that’s boxing, anything can happen and
it only takes one punch!
‘’I’m not taking anything away from Farias. She is a great
champion and a worthy winner, but I still feel that was a fight
I could have won. It just wasn’t my night!’’
However, the loss has done little to weaken the Swede’s resolve.
The 27 year-old is already looking to the future and eyeing
other possible world title challenges.
‘’I still have a lot more to give and show, and I hope to do
that in future but right now I’m just going to have a break,
relax and refocus,’’ said the Malmo-boxer. ‘’After the summer, I
will be back better than ever. I know I have what it takes, I
couldn’t show it properly yesterday, but my time will come.
‘’I’d love a rematch with Farias but if that doesn’t happen
there are a lot of great Argentinian girls at the top. I want to
work my way back into position and challenge for a world title
Despite the result, Svensson can take pride in her performance.
The fan-favourite was cheered in and out of the ring on Saturday
‘’I would like to thank the Swedish fans for their support,’’
said Svensson. ‘’The reception I have received from the public
and media in the build up to this fight has been amazing.
Although the result didn’t go my way, I’m thankful I got the
opportunity to speak about professional boxing and hopefully
help the sport gain more mainstream acceptance in Sweden.’’