History made! Bia Ferreira overcomes Argentina and becomes world boxing champion

Brazilian makes history once again, beats Yanina Lescano and takes vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) belt

History made! Bia Ferreira overcomes Argentina and becomes world boxing champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

History made! Bia Ferreira overcomes Argentina and becomes world boxing champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Brazilian boxer Bia Ferreira wrote another glorious chapter in her meteoric trajectory in the boxing. In a dominant duel this Saturday (27), in Liverpool, England, the Bahian woman defeated Argentine Yanina Lescano by technical knockout in the sixth round, winning the coveted vacant lightweight belt (under 61kg) of the International Boxing Federation (IBF). ).

The achievement marks a monumental step in the athlete's career, which is now consolidated as one of the biggest forces in the category. Bia, who had already made history as a two-time world champion in Olympic boxing and silver medalist in Tokyo-2020, now joins the select group of Brazilian boxers who hold the professional world title.

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The fifth round was crucial in defining the fight. Bia, with ferocity and precision, connected a sequence of blows that opened an even bigger cut on Lescano's eyebrow.

The Argentine, bleeding and with a deformed face, was no longer in a position to continue the fight. Given the situation, the referee intervened and declared a technical knockout at 1:49 of the sixth round, consecrating Bia Ferreira as the new IBF lightweight world champion.

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'A dream come true' for Bia Ferreira

Visibly moved by the achievement, Bia Ferreira couldn't contain her tears as she celebrated the title.

“Brazil, I represented. I'm taking home another world title. Thank you for your strength and energy. Given mission is accomplished mission. It’s definitely the first of many,” he declared.

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