number-one female boxer Holly “The Preachers Daughter” Holm captured
her second World Boxing Federation World championship on Friday night,
December 7, in Albuquerque, New Mexico when she won a unanimous decision
over game Australian Diana Prazak at the Route 66 Casino Hotel to lift
the vacant World Light Welterweight title.
Southpaw Holm, already the reigning WBF World Champion at Welterweight,
improved her outstanding professional record to 32-2-3 (9), while Los
Angeles-based Prazak lost for the first time since her debut in March
2010 and falls to 11-2 (7).
World Light Middleweight Champion Austin Trout, fresh off his
impressive victory over Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto in New York last
Saturday, watching from ringside, Holm took charge from the first bell
and used her wonderful boxing skills to control, and at times dominate,
worked well with her one-two combinations, and showed some nice
body-punching, while Prazak tried hard to close the distance and work on
the inside, but never found a way to seriously threaten the local
favorite. It was an entertaining bout, but it became clear early on that Prazak would have to stop Holm to win.
ten rounds of boxing, judges John Schorle, Sandy Pino Martinez and
Chris Wilson all scored the bout a shut-out 100-90 in favor of Holly
Holm, but it was a more exiting fight than the scores indicate. The
fight, billed as “Fire And Ice”, was promoted by Fresquez Productions in
association with Route 66 Casino Hotel.