Hardy UD-8 Kiss

Brooklyn, New York
Heather “The Heat” Hardy, 125 ½, Brooklyn, retained the WBC International female featherweight title (second defense) with an eight-round, unanimous decision victory over Edina Kiss, 124 ½, Budapest, Hungary. The scoring was wide-margined (80-72/80-72/79-73). With the win, Hardy improves to (20-0, 4 KOs) whereas Kiss drops to (14-4, 8 KOs) with the loss. Hardy defeated Kiss (UD-8) in similar fashion in March.
The WBC featherweight champion is Jelena Mrdjenovich (37-10-1, 19 KOs) who last defended the belt in October with a ten-round, split decision victory over Gaelle Amand in France. Mrdjenovich isn’t currently scheduled to defend her title according to boxrec.

Featherweight Champions:
WBC/WBA: Jelena Mrdjenovich
IBF: Jennifer Han
WBO: Cindy Serrano
WIBF/GBU: Elina Tissen
WBF: Angelique Duchemin

Photo: Brooklyn Boxing

Hamadouche retains IBF Title

Paris, France

Maiva Hamadouche, 128, France, retained the IBF World female super-featherweight title for the second time and moved closer to elite pound-for-pound consideration with a fourth round stoppage of former two-division world champion, Anahi Esther Sanchez, 129 ¾, of Buenos Aires. Sanchez previously held the WBA featherweight and IBF super-featherweight world titles.

The 27-year-old Hamadouche improves to (16-1, 13 KOs) whereas Sanchez, 25, drops to (15-2, 7 KOs). Sanchez received standing eight counts in both the third and fourth rounds leading to the stoppage.

The championship fight was scheduled for ten, two-minute rounds.