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Regina Halmich sends opponent to hospital with first round knockout: Fabian Weber
(Cologna, 27 March 1999) Female world champion Regina Halmich defended her WIBF flyweight title with a devastating first round knockout on Saturday in the Sartory-Sälen in Cologna against Argentine's Lourdes Gonzalez.

Halmich, who made the 15th successful defense of her flyweight title, dropped Gonzalez with a right hook to the body and a right hook to the head. The 27 year old challenger remained on the floor for several minutes and required medical care. Gonzalez was brought to a hospital then, where she underwent a standard examination.

Regina Halmich, who is only woman to win world titles in two weight classes simultaneously, improved to 28-1 (9 KO´s), whereas Gonzalez dropped to 10-3 (5 KO´s).

It was only the second first round knockout of Halmich, who also stopped Silva Sonja in the opening minutes of their fight in 1994.

"I was landing a right hand to her sola plexus and scored with a right hand to the head", Halmich analyzed after the fight. "In the first moment I didn't realize how much I hurt her with my punch. I was very happy about my win, but when I saw her lying on the floor I was shocked."

"It's my dream to fight in the USA", Halmich, who is considered pound for pound one of the best female pugilists in the world, explained her plans. "I hope that my promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl will expand my contract at the end of the year and that he will arrange me a lucrative fight in America then."

On the undercard European bantamweight champion Daisy Lang made a successful defense of her title, winning a 10 round unanimous decision (96:94,98:94, 97:93) over Russian Anastasia Toktaulova.

The attractive blond 26 year old woman with the nickname "The Lady" is number 2 by the WIBF in the jr. bantamweight division. Lang, a former Karate and Kickboxing world champion, is hoping for a world title shot next year.


Fabian Weber
International Press Spokesman
Universum Box-Promotion GmbH
Am Stadtrand 27
22047 Hamburg
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