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Title Fights From Around the World: Dina Thorsland Shows Her Class

Title Fights From Around the World

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Title Fights From Around the World: Dina Thorsland Shows Her Class

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Title Fights From Around the World: Dina Thorsland Shows Her Class

Today, boxing world title fights take place around the globe and are more accessible to watch than ever before. Sometimes, championship bouts do not receive as much attention and go underreported. Big Fight Weekend commits to writing about boxing news, previews, and recaps. As such, the site now has a recurring segment on championship bouts – from around the world from the past week.

The focus of these pieces will be on clashes ranging from atomweight to heavyweight that had the WBA, WBC, IBF, and/or WBO titles on the line. Today’s edition of “Title Fights From Around the World” consists of two recaps. Both fights saw reigning champions successfully defend their titles.

Title Fights from Around the Globe: Dina Thorsland Retains

Dina Thorslund vs. Mary Romero

Dina Thorslund (21-0, 9 KOs) retained her world titles with an eighth-round technical knockout of Mary Romero (9-5, 2 KOs). The time of stoppage was 1:26. With the win, Thorslund remains the WBC and WBO bantamweight champion. The fight headlined a Feb. 24 event at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Originally, Thorslund was to face Turkish boxer Seren Çetin on that date. However, Çetin suffered a cut during sparing, and Romero replaced her. Thorslund went on to dominate against the Spaniard. The reigning champion avoided the big swings from her opponent, landing to the body and gradually tiring Romero out. A right uppercut from Thorslund saw Romero turn her back, causing referee Stephane Nicolo to end the fight.

Clara Lescurat vs. Regina Chávez

Clara Lescurat (10-0, 4 KOs) remains the WBA super flyweight champion with a unanimous decision victory over Regina Chávez (7-4-3, 1 KO). Scores for the bout were 99-91 and 97-93 (x2). Lescurat successfully defended her title for the third time. The fight headlined a Feb. 24 card at the Casino Buenos Aires in Argentina.

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Lescurat had the better defence throughout the fight, blocking punches and landing sharp counter shots. Chávez kept coming forward, but the reigning champion was faster than the Mexican challenger. In the end, the three judges all saw Lescurat as having done the better work overall, giving her the unanimous decision win.

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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