Slovenian boxer wins five world titles
Ljubljana, 7 October - Slovenian boxer Ema Kozin won five world titles on Sunday, having out-boxed Swedish Maria Lindberg at Stožice Arena in Ljubljana and defended her World Boxing Federation (WBF) Women's World Champion title of the Super Middleweight class in what was a successful night for other Slovenian fighters as well.
The 20-year-old boxer, nicknamed The Princess, won five world champion titles yesterday - apart from the WBF one, also the titles of the Women's International Boxing Federation, the Women's International Boxing Association, the Global Boxing Union and the International Boxing Association in the Super Middleweight division.
Kozin won a hard fought unanimous decision in front of a raucous home crowd, with Lindberg showing a disappointment with the judges' decision at the side of the ring after a close fight.
"You need two people for a good fight. I understand the Swedish fighter was disappointed since the fight was really close, but I do think I was better," said Kozin after the win.
The best Slovenian male boxer Dejan Zavec was also in the audience, supporting Kozin on her way to the five titles.
Kozin won the WBF World Super Middleweight crown last March. She is famous for being a hard-punching and technically gifted southpaw.
Yesterday's CFC 5 fight night featured twelve fights, including Slovenian boxer Andrej Baković in the super welterweight weight class and Monika Kučinić in the K1 division.
The former out-boxed Serbian fighter Martin Bošković and is on an unbeaten run, securing 10 wins out of 10 professional matches, while the latter beat Italy's Irene Roggio, who threw in the towel already in the first round.
Another Slovenia's win was secured by Bojan Kosnedar, nicknamed The Turtle, who won the Cage Fight Championship (CFC) title in a Mixed Martial Arts fight with Slavoljub Mitić from Serbia.