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Ragosina reigns from Russia - As heavyweight champion

Posted on December 20 2009                                              Bookmark and Share


Long-time undisputed womenís world supermiddleweight champion Natascha Ragosina continued her supremacy by almost effortlessly jumping up to heavyweight in her surprisingly first ring appearance in Russia as a professional. Contesting the vacant World Boxing Federation and Womenís International Boxing Federation titles, the 33-year-old utterly dominated her Guyanese opponent Pamela London until finally knocking her flat out in round eight in Ekaterinburg on Saturday, Dec. 19.

The fact that Ragosina, now 22-0 (13), was outweight by almost 30 (!) kilos (being just above the supermiddle limit at 78 kg against Londonís 107 kg) makes her achievement of a clean knockout all the more remarkable.

Prior to that, however, Ragosina cleverly turned her weight disadvantage around, using quick feet and lightning-fast combinations to completely outclass London.

Natascha had so far conducted her whole career in Germany, under the promotional banner of SES Boxing (who coincidentally also promote the WBFís male heavyweight champion Francois Botha) and enjoys equally high popularity in both Russia and Germany. Her fights are televised in both countries.

The show was a joint promotion between Ulf Steinforthís SES Boxing and German Titov Boxing Promotion. The officials were referee Alexander Kalinkin from Russia, as was judge Viktor Panin, plus Dieter Adam and Holger Wiemann from Germany. WBF supervisor was Heike Huber.


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