Defending her title for the fifth time, Argentinian Jewish boxer Carolina Duer, of Buenos Aires, defeated European champion Corina Carlescu, from Romania, with a technical knockout in the fifth round. Duer knocked down Carlescu with a left cross in the fourth round.
“It was the hardest fight of my career, for the first time I have pain in my body. This helps me learn,” Duer told National Argentinian Television, which aired the fight live.
Duer was born to Syrian immigrants to Argentina. She attended the Buenos Aires’s Chaim Nachman Bialik Primary School. She also spent more than a month in Israel volunteering on a kibbutz and touring the country.
As an amateur, she won 19 of 20 fights.She is professional since 2007. Three years later she won the World Boxing Organization’s title by defeating Lorena Pedazza by decision. Now she has a professional record of twelve wins and three losses.
Duer is the eighth Argentinean woman to hold a World Boxing Organization boxing championship and the first Jewish one.