Bournemouth Boxer Denise Castle to Fight for WBC World Title in September
By: Combat Dollies
This is the second time that the atomweight world title has been within punching distance for Denise.
In 2014 she challenged Japanese boxing champion Momo Koseki in for the same WBC belt, with Koseki winning on technical knock out in the 8th round.
Koseki who had a record total of 16 successful defenses of her belt, has now moved up a weight division leaving the atomweight title vacant.
Now Denise is back to fight for the the belt that she went for 4 years ago, but this will be no easy fight. Her opponent 22 year old Fabiana Bytyqi has an impressive 13 wins, 5 of which were by way of knock out.
One thing that always set Denise ahead of her opponents in the boxing ring was her training in martial arts (she is even two time MauyThai champion), which gives her a movement and style that most of her opponents have found hard to beat. But even this advantage is lost with her Czech opponent who herself is a former karate champion.
Denise knows that this will be one of the toughest fights of her life, but for her she see's this as her Rocky moment - her come back fight.
"Fabiana is an excellent fighter - young, fit and never lost - but I fight wars not just fights - she better be ready to dig deeper than ever before. Just like Rocky I fight harder, faster and smarter after a loss and losing this 4 years ago in Tokyo has been on my mind in every training session, every run, every punch since then - this fight has been a long time coming but one I have trained harder than ever for, I am bringing everything Ive got for this."
Denise Castle fights Fabiana Bytyqi at Usti Nad Labem in the Czech Republic on September 22nd.
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