WBF Women’s Super Featherweight Champion Ramona “The Dragon” Kuehne returned to the ring after a 14 month injury lay-off to successfully defend her title on Saturday night, March 2, at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany.
More than 3000 fans in the arena saw Kuehne dominate Brazilian challenger Halana Dos Santos for ten rounds, and score a one-sided unanimous decision: 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91. She improves her professional record to 20-1 (6), while Dos Santos falls to 14-5 (9).
Keuhne, making her fourth defense of the WBF title, made Dos Santos come forward in the first round and effectively countered the South Americans attacks. From the second round on it was Kuehne on the offensive, and Dos Santos was thoroughly put in her place with excellent boxing from the champion.
Especially in the fifth and eight rounds it was one-way traffic, and while she was not able to threaten Kuehne, Dos Santos deserves credit for not giving up and for doing her best under heavy fire. The difference in class was just too big, and there was never any doubt as to who would emerge victorious.
“It was very hard to be out of the ring for so long, but the fight was fun”, said a happy Kuehne at the post fight press conference. “The spectators were fantastic, and I hope to fight in Potsdam again in the future.”
March 2, 2013