***Former word champion Habazin backing Svensson to beat Farias***
Ivana Habazin has tipped Klara Svenson (15-0, 5 KOs) to defeat Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) and claim the WBC Female World Light Welterweight title on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in Copenhagen.
The former IBF World Champion has travelled to the Danish capital to help Svensson prepare for her world championship challenge and since joining her in training camp, the Croatian welterweight has been impressed with what she has seen from the Swedish star.
‘’Klara is without a doubt one of the best boxers I’ve ever trained with,’’ said Habazin. ‘’She is, in my opinion, on the same level as Cecilia Brækhus.’’
The 25 year-old is talking from experience having faced the pound-for-pound number one Brækhus in a historic unification fight last year. Now, having seen Svensson in action, Habazin is backing the Malmo-boxer to dethrone the current light welterweight queen, Farias.
‘’Farias is a very good boxer, but I feel sure Klara will win the fight. Believe me, Klara is an exceptionally strong fighter. She hits hard and has a brave heart. If she’s caught with a shot she bounces back right away.
‘’I think this fight will bring Klara to the very top of female boxing scene and I’m sure she will have a great future ahead of her,” said Habazin, who harbours hope of reclaiming her own world title. “I love to box, and I still feel that people haven’t seen the best of me yet, so let’s see what happens.”
Team Sauerland in association with Betsafe presents the ‘Nordic Fight Night – Going For Gold’ on May 2 at the Frederiksberg-Hallerne in Copenhagen. The event will be broadcast live in Sweden on TV10 and Viaplay.se. Tickets are available via billetlugen.dk. Visitbetsafe.com for the latest betting odds.