A big World Boxing Federation (WBF) Championship weekend concluded Saturday night, December 4, in Warendorf and Cologne, Germany.
Before that, fights had taken place in France on Friday night, where Francis Tchoffo and Brandon Desaulier won International titles.
In Warendorf, WBF Womens World Featherweight Champion Elina Tissen successfully retained her title for the first time with a clear unanimous decision over late substitute Eftychia Kathopouli from Scotland.
It was a bloody affair, as Kathopouli got a cut on her nose in the second round, which bled throughout and Tissen kept connecting. However, Kathopouli was brave and game, and never stopped trying.
Judges Klaus Hagemann and Timo Habighorst both scored the fight 99-91, while judge Frank Michael Maas saw it 98-92, all for Tissen who improved her record to 25-2 (6). Kathopouli travels home with a 4-3 (0) ledger.
In Cologne, Edi Delibaltaoglu had little trouble winning the vacant WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight title, stopping Finland´s Sami Enbom in round five.
Delibaltaoglu improved to 8-5 (8), while Enbom drops to 19-8 (11).