Eva Wahlström

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Eva Wahlström
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Wahlström in 2006
Statistics
Real name Eva Ulrika Birgitta Wahlström
Rated at Super-featherweight
Height 1.68
Nationality Finnish
Born (1980-10-30) 30 October 1980 (age 36)
Loviisa, Finland
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 21
Wins 20
Wins by KO 3
Losses 0
Draws 1

Eva Ulrika Birgitta Wahlström (born 30 October 1980) is a Finnish professional boxer. She has held the WBC female super-featherweight title since 2015, having previously held the European female super-featherweight title from 2012 to 2015. As an amateur she won a silver medal in the lightweight division at the 2004 and 2005 Women's European Championships, and represented Finland at the 2006 Women's World Championships. Wahlström is the most successful professional boxer from Finland to date, being the first Finn to have ever won a world title from one of the four major boxing sanctioning bodies.[1]

Outside of boxing, she made an appearance as a personal trainer to contestants in the Finnish reality television series Suurin pudottaja (in the spring 2006 and autumn 2007 seasons), a Finnish version of The Biggest Loser, with swimmer Jani Sievinen.

Amateur career[edit]

Wahlström began boxing from around the age of 15–16, representing Loviisan Riento sports club. She went on to have a highly successful amateur career, winning ten consecutive gold medals at the Finnish national championships (1999–2008), gold four times at the Nordic Championships (2003–05, 2007) and silver twice at the European Championships (2004 and 2005).[2]

Professional career[edit]

After her lengthy amateur career, Wahlström made her professional debut on 26 March 2010, scoring a third-round stoppage over Irina Boldea.[3] On 21 May 2011, Wahlström fought Milena Koleva to a six-round split draw.[4] Wahlström won her first major regional championship—the vacant European female super-featherweight title—on 31 March 2012, defeating Agota Ilko via a ten-round unanimous decision (UD).[5]

During the summer of 2012, Wahlström was struck with a pulmonary embolism, which required career-threatening medication.[6] Having spent most of 2013 recovering, she returned to the ring on 7 December to face decorated former kickboxing, K-1 and Muay Thai medallist Anna Sikora,[7] whom she defeated with ease in a six-round UD.[8] Wahlström made one defence of her European title on 16 August 2014, winning a ten-round UD over Djemilla Gontaruk.[9]

On 25 April 2015, Wahlström defeated Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre in a ten-round UD. In doing so, she won the vacant WBC female super-featherweight title and became the first Finnish boxer in history to win a major world title.[1] Her first defence of the title was a successful one, as she won a ten-round UD over Dahiana Santana on 18 March 2016.[10] Wahlström is next scheduled to fight in Savonlinna on 13 August 2016, against an as-of-yet unannounced opponent.[11]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
21 fights 20 wins 0 losses
By knockout 3 0
By decision 17 0
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
21 Win 20–0–1 Mayra Alejandra Gomez UD 10 6 May 2017 Gatorade Center, Turku, Finland Retained WBC female super-featherweight title
20 Win 19–0–1 Anahi Esther Sanchez UD 10 17 Dec 2016 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland Retained WBC female super-featherweight title
19 Win 18–0–1 Jasmina Nadj UD 8 13 Aug 2016 Olavinlinna, Savonlinna, Finland
18 Win 17–0–1 Dahiana Santana UD 10 18 Mar 2016 Barona Areena, Espoo, Finland Retained WBC female super-featherweight title
17 Win 16–0–1 Gina Chamie UD 8 21 Nov 2015 Töölö Sports Hall, Helsinki, Finland
16 Win 15–0–1 Everline Odero UD 8 8 Aug 2015 Savonlinna, Finland
15 Win 14–0–1 Natalia Vanesa del Valle Aguirre UD 10 25 Apr 2015 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland Won vacant WBC female super-featherweight title
14 Win 13–0–1 Fatuma Zarika UD 8 15 Nov 2014 Steveco Areena, Kotka, Finland
13 Win 12–0–1 Halanna Dos Santos UD 6 20 Sep 2014 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
12 Win 11–0–1 Djemilla Gontaruk UD 10 16 Aug 2014 Olavinlinna, Savonlinna, Finland Retained European female super-featherweight title
11 Win 10–0–1 Karina Kopinska UD 6 9 May 2014 Urheilutalo, Helsinki, Finland
10 Win 9–0–1 Anna Sikora UD 6 7 Dec 2013 Barona Areena, Espoo, Finland
9 Win 8–0–1 Agota Ilko UD 10 31 Mar 2012 Barona Areena, Espoo, Finland Won vacant European female super-featherweight title
8 Win 7–0–1 Zsofia Bedo UD 8 21 Jan 2012 Seinäjoki Areena, Seinäjoki, Finland
7 Win 6–0–1 Marisol Reyes TKO 7 (8), 0:25 23 Sep 2011 Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland
6 Draw 5–0–1 Milena Koleva SD 6 21 May 2011 Seinäjoki Areena, Seinäjoki, Finland
5 Win 5–0 Kristine Shergold UD 6 4 Mar 2011 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
4 Win 4–0 Nacera Baghdad UD 6 27 Nov 2010 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
3 Win 3–0 Nadezhda Manakova RTD 5 (6), 0:01 4 Sep 2010 Töölö Sports Hall, Helsinki, Finland
2 Win 2–0 Zsofia Bedo UD 4 11 May 2010 Varuboden Areena, Kirkkonummi, Finland
1 Win 1–0 Irina Boldea TKO 3 (4), 0:47 26 Mar 2010 Töölö Sports Hall, Helsinki, Finland Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eva Wahlstrom the first Finn WBC Champion". WBC. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Eva Wahlström". Awakening Fighters. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Wahlström tyrmäsi ja kyynelehti" (in Finnish). Helsingin Sanomat. Sanoma. 26 March 2010. Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Wahlström kävi tappion partaalla Seinäjoella" (in Finnish). Pohjalainen. Ilkka-Yhtymä. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Wahlström Euroopan mestariksi – käsi murtui kesken ottelun" (in Finnish). Helsingin Sanomat. Sanoma. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Wahlströmin ura vaakalaudalla" (in Finnish). Iltalehti. Alma Media. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Eva Wahlströmille kova paluuvastustaja" (in Finnish). Iltalehti. Alma Media. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  8. ^ Talja, Juho (7 December 2013). "Eva Wahlström palasi kehään – heti komea pistevoitto" (in Finnish). Yle. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  9. ^ Merimaa, Jari (16 August 2014). "Wahlström jatkaa Euroopan mestarina" (in Finnish). MTV3. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  10. ^ Persson, Per Ake (18 March 2016). "Edis Tatli, Eva Wahlstrom Retain Belts; Adrian Granat Gets KO". BoxingScene. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Tatli kieltäytyi jälleen Sauerlandin tarjouksista – palaa kehään Savonlinnassa" (in Finnish). Ilta-Sanomat. Sanoma. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Myriam Chomaz
European female super-featherweight champion
31 March 2012 – April 2015
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Angelique Duchemin
World boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Diana Prazak
WBC female super-featherweight champion
25 April 2015 – present
Incumbent