(OCT 12) Anne Sophie Da
Costa from France, the World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Light
Flyweight Champion, is set to make her third title defense on
Saturday October 28th, at the Salle Polyvalente De Mon Idee in
Auvillers Les Forges.
Da Costa, 24-2 (11), also a former WBF World Champion at
Strawweight, will go into “hometown territory” to face
undefeated compatriot Justine Lallemand, twenty-five is ten
years younger than Da Costa, and has not yet fought anyone on
the level of Da Costa.
While her record is unblemished at 6-0 (1), former amateur
stand-out Lallemand is also untested since turning pro in 2015.
But she is considered a major talent and will undoubtedly pose a
serious threat to Da Costa, despite the defending titlist having
a major advantage in experience.
Winning her first world title in 2012 and making one successful
defense before losing it to Mexican Susana Cruz Perez in 2014,
Da Costa became a two-weight champion the following year and has
a total of six previous world championship fights on her resume.
In comparison this will be Lallemand´s first title fight, but
since the underdog is residing in nearby Charleville-Mezierez
she will have plenty of support at ringside, and could be
spurred on to deliver the best performance of her life and cause
The hunger, freshness, ambition and considerable talent of
Lallemand could be a major factor in this fight, headlining a
card promoted by CSNA Boxe, and if Da Costa underestimates her
challenger she will likely be in for a very long and tough