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Austria To Host Two WBF Title Fights June 21



On Saturday June 21, at the Trend Eventhotel Pyramide in Vienna, Austria, Box-Team Vienna will stage a big show headlined by two World Boxing Federation (WBF) title fights involving local attraction Eva Voraberger and Germany’s Oezlem Sahin in separate bouts against Thai opponents.

In the main event, WBF Womens Intercontinental Flyweight Champion Voraberger, 17-3 (9), will move up in weight to fight Nonggift Onesongchaigym, 6-1-1 (1), for the WBF World Super Flyweight title, recently vacated when Raja Amasheh dropped down to flyweight to win her second WBF world championship.

This will be the second world title-attempt for Voraberger (24), who lost a close decision to Amasheh in September of last year. Three months later she captured the Intercontinental Flyweight crown with a first round knockout of Serbian Fleis Djendji.

In the chief support, undefeated 37-year-old Turkish-born Oezlem Sahin, 17-0-1 (5), will square off with former two-time world title-challenger Buangern Onesongchaigym, 11-6-1 (2), for the vacant WBF Womens Intercontinental Strawweight title.

21-year-old Buangern, who lost spirited world championship challenges in South Korea and Japan, is clearly the biggest test for Sahin since she defeated future European champion Corina Carlescu on home ground in Baden-Wurttemberg in July 2011.

Also on the six fight bill will be undefeated reigning WBF International Welterweight Champion Laszlo Toth, 17-0-1 (13), taking on Polish trial-horse Arek Malek in an eight-round non-title fight.