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September 12, 2018


Press Release: On September 22nd at Gym 23 in Vienna, Austria, lightweight Nicole Wesner, 14-0, from Germany but fighting out of Austria, takes on hard-punching Dominican Lina Tejada, 11-5, who is moving down in weight. In one of the most talent-rich divisions in the sport, with champions Katie Taylor (IBF & WBA), Delfine Persoon (WBC), Chantelle Cameron (IBO) and Rose Volante (WBO) in the mix for potential fights, Wesner is on the rise.

In December of 2014, Wesner defeated Gina Chamie (11-1), and has since fended off challenges from Irma Adler (15-5), Diafana Salazar (9-0) and Hasna Tukic (9-6).

The 25-year-old Tejada has proved on several occasions that she is a world class competitor, and except for a fluke majority decision loss in her second pro fight back in 2012, she has only lost to some of the best operators in the world. In her third fight she lost to Amanda Serrano (15-1-1), who is now the only six-division female world champion in boxing history, and since she has only been beat by quality foes Cecilia Comunales (12-1), Alicia Kummer (11-1) and Oshin Derieuw (7-0).

After four straight fights at light welterweight, Tejada is now moving back down to lightweight in the hope that her superior punching-power will enable her to finally achieve her dream of winning a world championship. Nicole Wesner has other plans, of course…

source: world boxing federation

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