(JUNE 11) 24-year-old
Leonie Giebel won the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF)
Womens Eurasia Super Featherweight title on Saturday night, June
10, when she comprehensively outboxed Serbian-born Maja
Milenkovic at the Porsche Zentrum in Paderborn, Germany.
This was a rematch of a 2015 encounter, which Giebel won by
fifth round stoppage, and Milenkovic showed that she had greatly
improved in the interim. But Giebel, the reigning German
national champion, was still too much for her, and on top from
start to finish.
After eight entertaining, but somewhat one-sided rounds, judges
Jens Kluge, Jens Uwe Baum and Jean-Marcel Nartz scored the fight
79-72, 80-72 and 79-72 in favour of Giebel, who looks ready for
even bigger challenges.
The new WBF Eurasia Champion from Bielefeld improved her
unbeaten record to 11-0-1 (1), while Karlsruhe-based Milenkovic
(25), who challenged for the WBF International Lightweight title
in her previous outing, drops to a misleading 5-10 (1).
The fight headlined a sold-out show promoted by Kai Gutmann.