On 1 March at The Melbourne Pavilion, in Flemington, Australia, Diana Prazak, 130, successfully defended her WBC super-featherweight title with a fifth round technical knockout over fellow Australian based puncher Shannon “shotgun” O’Connell, 129 ¼. O’Connell tasted the canvas twice in the second round.
The knockout of O’Connell was Prazak’s first defense of her WBC super-featherweight title she secured in June 2013 with a stoppage win over Frida Wallberg.
Known as a brutal puncher since the early stages of her career, Prazak has refined her game under the tutelage of trainer Lucia Rijker. With the win, she improves to (13-2, 9 KOs). O’Connell drops to (8-3, 5 KOs).