Boxing champ’s title defence cancelled

15.11.2020 - 12:04
Boxing champ’s title defence cancelled
Half-Faroese IBF welterweight world champion Sarah Mahfoud’s planned title defence in December has been cancelled due to Covid-19
Sarah Mahfoud (left) has been training hard for her scheduled title defence

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.”


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