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Eileen Olszewski

IFBA Flyweight Champion

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IFBA Featherweight Champion

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IFBA Super Featherweight Champion

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IFBA Featherweight Champion

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Olszewski Retains Title Against Fuentes

The first women's title fight in Laredo Texas did not disappoint.   As soon as  Christina "Mandy" Fuentes’ name was announced the arena burst out with cheers of support for their hometown girl.  The champion Eileen Olszewski knew she had her work cut out for her on this night.Round One was explosive, Mandy came charging out and pounced on Eileen.  Mandy was able to capitalize and connect putting Eileen on her heels.  But the tide turned when Eileen connected with a left hook, with Mandy ending on the canvas, becoming a 10-8 round.

You could see that Eileen was still trying to get comfortable in round two.  Overall both fighters settled down some, but Mandy was still aggressive with wide punches while Eileen appeared patient setting up a plan. Mandy's power and aggressiveness gave her the round.

The next couple of rounds were back and forth in scoring.   Mandy continued her power punching style, seemingly concentrating on breaking down her opponent with body shots, hurting Eileen at the end of the fourth.Rounds 5 to 7, "The Hawaiian Mongoose" started finding her stride by using more footwork and boxing.  Eileen would sometimes revert back to toe-to-toe action that wasn't as favorable for her.  Progressively Eileen was able to catch Mandy with short clean rights and show she and the better technique and angles.

The 8th round was a slugfest in the middle of the ring bringing the crowd to an uproar.   Mandy's advantage showed here on the scorecards with all judges giving her the nod.The final rounds had back and forth action.  Mandy tried to stay close and use her uppercuts.  The last round didn't disappoint with the final moments finishing with a big defensive volley of 1-2 punches from Mandy while Eileen pressured her on the ropes. 

Eileen Olszewski retains her IFBA Flyweight title with a unanimous decision. Judge Joel Elizondo scored the fight 95-94; Judge Levi Martinez, 96-93; Judge Ruben Carrion, 95-94. Referee for the bout was Laurence Cole. Kim Messer supervised the championship for the International Female Boxers Association.

Olszewski Defends IFBA Title Against Fuentes Today

The IFBA is ringing in 2015 by ringing the bell on a Texas-sized women’s title fight! Christina “Mandy” Fuentes looks for redemption against current champion Eileen Olszewski for the IFBA World Flyweight title TONIGHT in Laredo, Texas.

Fuentes and Olszweski met last September in Brooklyn, NY, in a tough 8round fight that went the distance. Olszweski won in a split decision, which only tells half the story.

Laredo’s Fuentes (3-6-4) was brought into the 2014 fight last minute, having less than two full weeks to prepare. Yet she was able to go toe-to-toe with the champion, something Olszweski (9-5-3) certainly has in the back of her mind as she prepares for this fight. With both fighters having more than two months to prepare, fans will see an entirely different battle.

“Laredo has proven to be an exceptional fight town,” said IFBA President Judy Kulis. “These two fighters have styles that match up well and will put on a show for the fans in attendance. This is one you don’t want to miss.”

Promoted by Triple A Promotions, the IFBA championship bout will be part of a packed Fight Fest 10 card. 

Updates will be posted on IFBA’s Twitter (@IFBA_boxing) and Facebook pages.    

Ji Hyun Park Retains Title

Ji Hyun Park successfuly defended her IFBA Strawweight world title against Anahi Torres of Mexico by a split decision. Judges scored the bout 97-95, 96-94, 94-95.

The bout, which took place in Incheon, South Korea, was televised live throughout South Korea. E.J. Kang supervised the fight for the IFBA.

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