Two former French World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Champions will clash for the vacant WBF Womens World Flyweight title on Saturday June 8, headlining a show at the Complexe Sportif Méja in Belaruc-les-Bains, France.
Leatitier Arzalier, 13-1 (3), who won the WBF World Strawweight title almost exactly three years ago but never got a chance to defend it, will take on Anne Sophie Da Costa, 28-5 (11), WBF World Strawweight Champion between 2012 and 2014 and WBF World Light Flyweight ruler from 2015 to 2018.
Arzalier, also a French and European title-holder early in her career, didn’t fight for two and a half years following her world championship triumph over Brazilian Aline de Cassia Scaranello in May of 2016, but has come back with two victories last November and April.
For Da Costa it will amazingly be her third world title fight inside three months, in three different weight classes, having lost decisions to Oezlem Sahin for the WIBA Strawweight title on March 16 and to Sarah Bormann for the WBF Light Flyweight title on May 4.
Having won her last seven bouts, and fighting on home-turf, Arzalier (35) must be considered the favourite, but Da Costa (36) is by far her most accomplished opponent to date, and will know that this could be her last chance to resurrect her career.