Boxing champ’s title defence cancelled
Sarah Mahfoud, whose mother is from Vestmanna, won the International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight world title in February this year.
A much-anticipated title defence had been scheduled against Puerto Rican boxer Amanda Serrano in Las Vegas in December, but this bout has now been cancelled due to Covid-19.
“I have been training really hard for this fight. We have put a lot on the line for nothing,” a disappointed Mahfoud told Danish national broadcaster DR.
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The title defence could have resulted in financial independence for the half-Faroese boxer, who will now resume her nursing studies.
“I will return to my nursing care job because I have bills to pay,” she says.
“This is not what I had anticipated, but it is still possible that the fight against Serrano will be rescheduled sometime next year.”