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Hammer Retains WBF Crown, Thomas & Browning Draws

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World Boxing Federation Womens World Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer retained her crown on Saturday night, July 13, at the Energie Verbund-Arena in Dresden, Germany when she unanimously outpointed tough Swedish challenger Mikaela Lauren. Promoted by Sport Events Steinforth, this was the sixth successful defense for the undefeated 22-year-old Dortmund-resident Hammer, since she won the WBF title in February 2011. In Lauren, Hammer was up against a skilled and persistent challenger, but while it was a tough battle between two world class boxers it was clear that Hammer was the better fighter in almost every round. Lauren tried everything she could to get the upper hand, but Hammer was effective with hard counter combinations and rarely let the Swede get the better of the exchanges. After ten entertaining rounds of boxing, judges Frank Michael Maass, Terry O’Connor and Alejandro Lopez scored the bout 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92 in favor of the defending champion, who improved her spotless record to 15-0 (7). Mikaela Lauren (37) travels back to Stockholm with only her third loss in twenty-two fights (19-3, 7 KOs), and can be happy that she put up a respectable performance against the number-one middleweight in the world. Also on Saturday night, [...] http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?i=Y3lIK_Zhgs0:fNSpLxnV-RY:D7DqB2pKExk http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=qj6IDK7rITs




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