LUCY WILDHEART improved her record with another inside the distance win.
Last Friday night, the Essex-based Swedish talent was in action, exclusively live globally on Fightzone, topping the bill on Stephen Vaughan’s ‘Maltese Boxing Bonanza’ card.
The event, which saw the Sam Mullins-trained featherweight go in against late replacement opponent Edina Kiss of Hungary, was sponsored by Shortlets Malta, Crypto Millions Lotto and JJ Crump & Son and was held at the Fightzone Arena at the Montekristo Estates in Hal-Luqa, Malta.
Kiss was brought in at the 11th hour after Wildheart’s original opponent, Enerolisa De Leon, was ruled out of their vacant WBC International female featherweight title showdown due to COVID-19 complications.
Wildheart stopped Kiss, who is now 15-15 with nine quick finishes but had previously been in with the likes of Heather Hardy and Amanda Serrano, at the beginning of the fourth round to move to 8-1 as a pro with four early.
“With all the changes and the hoops we had to jump through due to COVID, vaccine certificates and all the rest of it, to finally get the show done and bring Fightzone to the island gives us a major platform to build on going forward,” said promoter Stephen Vaughan after completing his first promotion in more than five years. “Fightzone, together with Sandro Micallef and the production team here in Malta, packaged a sensational product for fight fans and we look forward to working with both soon.
“Lucy boxed brilliantly against someone who’s been the distance with Heather Hardy and I think she’s got what it takes to become a champion sooner rather than later.”
The undercard of the show was made up of Maltese fighters in the shape of Brandon Borg, Theon Camilleri and Christian Schembri.
Former IBO Inter-Continental middleweight title challenger Schembri overcame adversity, with a bad cut to the left eye, to end the challenge of Mariusz Biskupski inside the distance after the Pole withdrew with a shoulder injury at the beginning of the fifth round, while Borg extended his unbeaten run against Pawel Martyniuk after a 58-55, 59-54 and 60-53 points decision and Theon Camilleri won 40-36 on all three judges’ cards against Bulgaria’s Teodor Nikolov.
“All the Maltese lads got great wins on the show and we plan to sit down with their manager, Demis Tonna, in the coming days to choose a path for them all,” promoter Vaughan continued.
“Plans are already underway for us to be back on the Fightzone screens before the end of the year and we’ll speak with Dennis Hobson and Steve Crump about bringing an even better event to Malta next time around.”