Germany´s Oezlem “BoxLady” Sahin had a fine 20-1-1 professional record when she won the Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) World Minimumweight title in June of 2016, stopping Hungarian Agnes Draxler in two rounds.
In August of 2017 she retained the title with a unanimous decision over Sandy Coget from France, but before that she had already accomplished a lot in a pro career which began ten years earlier.
Turkish born Sahin started out as a kick-boxer, but began boxing in 2002 and was a part of the German national team before entering the paid ranks in 2007.
In 2011 she won her first world championship, when she defeated Romanian Corina Carlescu for the Interim WIBF Light Flyweight title. Corlescu would later become European champion.
In 2014 she stopped Thailand´s Thanya Tuyon to win the WIBF and GBU World Minimumweight titles, but lost them again the following year to Filipino Gretchen Abaniel by split decision.
Following a routine rebound win in early 2016 she won the UBO World title. In 2018 she attempted to add the IBF version to her resume, but came up short by close majority decision to Joana Pastrana in Spain.
But in March of 2019 Sahin became a three-time world champion, when she out-pointed former WBF champion Anne Sophie Da Costa to claim the vacant WIBA World Minimumweight crown and take her record to 25-2-1 (8).
Unfortunately that has so far been the last time she boxed, but only recently she expressed an interest in reclaiming the UBO world title she once held.
(by Kristian von Sponneck)
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