When Will Sarah Mahfoud Get Again Into The Ring?
IBF featherweight Sarah Mahfoud (10-0, 3ko) has been hampered by COVID-19 canceling fights since 2020. The Danish feminine champion has struggled to safe fights, and the woes proceed going into 2022 after one other combat cancellation.
Mahfoud is unknown to many of the boxing group as she has by no means fought outdoors of her homeland in Denmark. Even in her yard, the extra identified and in style fighter is two-divisional champion Dina Thorslund.
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ANOTHER YEAR OF WAITING
In 2021, she noticed two vital fights placed on maintain. A Danish Battle Evening promotional card received canceled as Mahfoud was to combat in a non-title matchup. Additionally, the IBF champion was presupposed to combat seven-divisional champion Amanda “The Actual Deal” Serrano in a serious unification bout. Nevertheless, she claims as a consequence of COVID-19, the deliberate December showdown couldn’t occur.
The Danish fighter has not been within the ring since February 2, 2020. Mahfoud defeated then IBF Interim champion Brenda Carabajal earlier than being elevated to full champion standing in July 2020. Mahfoud took to social media to specific the frustration of not with the ability to combat in 2021.
“2021 has been a really ambivalent yr with boxing. I actually hope that 2022 does higher. It has been so irritating with a number of canceled matches and time simply flying by, and impulsively, it has been nearly 2 years since I’ve been within the ring! Not precisely what I had in thoughts once I received the title. Hopefully, the restrictions are quickly previous, so I personally and lots of others might be allowed to do what we love once more.”
Sarah Mahfoud, feminine IBF featherweight champion
2022 STARTING WRONG ALREADY
Information broke she would lastly be again into the ring, making the primary protection of the title towards Nina “The Courageous” Menke (12-2, 3ko) on January 7, 2022. There was a stage of pleasure as Menke is a high quality fighter which is lacking from Mahfoud’s resume.
Menke has shared the ring with former title challenger Edina Kiss and undisputed light-weight champion Katie “KT” Taylor. Sadly, as a consequence of COVID restrictions in Denmark, one other combat has been canceled.
“Since my combat on 07.01. sadly needed to be canceled because of the Covid restrictions in Denmark, so keep match and wait. Hopefully, there can be a brand new combat date quickly.”
This can be a massive disappointment for the champion as 2022 will not be getting off to a fantastic begin.
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By: Garrisson Bland