Photos: Persoon, Slimani Pick Up WBC Belts in Belgium
Zwevezele, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium - Hometown star Delfine Persoon (29-1, 13KOs) picked up the WBC lightweight title with a ten round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Erica Anabella Farias (19-1) of Argentina. The scores were 96-92, 96-92 and 96-93. Each boxer lost a point for an accident head clash.
In the co-feature, Hedi Slimani (16-2, 8KOs) won a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over French champion Affif Hamdani (18-6-1, 4KOs) to pick up the vacant WBC Mediterranean lightweight title. The judges had it 120-108; 119-109 and 118-110.