Pretty light for the women this week; undefeated light welterweight Svetlana Kulakova (8-0, 1 KO) won her first world title, picking up the interim WBA light welterweight title taking a 10 round win over Judy Waguthii (12-6-3, 3 KO’s) at the Open Air Bike Show in Volgograd, Russia. Kulakova originally turned pro in 2007, winning four bouts, but was inactive the following four years, not fighting again until September of 2012. Waguthii has pretty much made a career on beating over matched opponents with little experience; all but one of her losses have come when she’s stepped up her level of opposition to challenge for a world title.
In the main event at the Warsteiner Hockeypark in Germany, Ina Menzer (31-1, 11) picked up two title belts with a 10 round decision over previously undefeated Goda Dailydaite (8-1, 2 KO’s). Dailydaite had held the interim World Boxing Federation featherweight title since April of 2012, the vacant WIBA featherweight title was also on the line. It was her first bout of 2013 and her second defense of the title. Menzer was a long time title holder in the division, at one time holding the WBC, WIBF, and WBO featherweight titles simultaneously, winning the WIBF belt in 2005 and picking up the others later on. She made 15 successful defenses before dropping the belts to Jeannine Garside in July of 2010. She picked up four wins since then, setting up this weekend title winning performance.
The WIBF lightweight champion Delfine Persoon (25-1, 11 KO’s) scored a second round TKO over Galinda Gumliiska (9-25, 1 KO) in Belgium. Persoon, also a former IBF title holder, won the WIBF belt in January and has fought three times since, all non-title affairs. Gumliiska’s record is 1-15 since 2