09/08/2014 - 11.59

Ivani Ferreira (Brasil) new World Champion LK Kg -54,00, Libreville (Gabon) 26/07

SAO PAULO, SP – Experienced Brazilian kickboxer Ivani Ferreira defeated tEdou Pelagie, from Gabon, who the previous title holder and became the first South American woman to win this title in the history of kickboxing.

The fight was held in Libreville, capital of Gabon, on July 26th during the Boudha Boxing Show and counted with the presence of many personalities from the local government and from the Brazilian consulate in Gabon.

Since the beginning, the Brazilian contender imposed herself facing the champion using some great combinations of kicks and punches. Ivani kept the pace until the 3rd round when she knocked down her opponent with a high kick in the head making the referee start counting.

In the two last rounds, Ivani Ferreira just controlled the fight to win all the 5 rounds by unanimous decision (44-­‐50 / 45-­‐50 / 45-­‐50). The WAKO PRO World Title is the most important achievement in her 17 years long career. Before that, Ivani won the Brazilian Title, South American Title and Brazilian Cup Title.