Eva Wahlstrom Retains WBC Super Featherweight Title With
Split Draw Against Ronica Jeffrey
World Boxing Council (WBC) female World super featherweight
champion Eva Wahlstrom retained her title by fighting to a
10-round split draw last night with challenger Ronica
"Queen" Jeffrey at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Wahlstrom vs. Jeffrey was the main event on another RJJ
Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS series installment, which was
streamed live on UFC FIGHT PASS®, the world's leading
digital subscription service for combat sports
RJJ Boxing Promotions offered free admission to reward its
loyal Las Vegas fans and 5,400 turned out to watch the
Wahlstrom (22-1-2), fighting out of Finland, was coming off
a loss by decision to undefeated Irish star Katie Taylor
this past February at famed Madison Square Garden in New
York City. The skilled Finn has been the WBC titlist since
2015 and this was her fifth successful title defense.
Jeffrey (17-1-1, 1 KO), a former IWBF world champion from
Brooklyn, was riding a four-fight win streak going into last
night's fight against Wahlstrom.
Wahlstrom and Jeffrey are both tactical, pure boxers who
fought that way last night, going back and forth without
either being hurt. It was an even fight that could have gone
either way with judge Tim Cheatham scoring it a draw
(95-95), Richard Ocasio slightly favored Walstrom (96-94),
and Lisa Giampa inexplicitly had Jeffrey winning all 10
In the co-featured event, former top 10 rated junior
middleweight John "The Phenom" Vera (19-1, 11 KOs) moved up
to middleweight, after losing for the first time as a pro
last March in France to Michel Soro by way of a 12-round
decision. Vera, fighting out of Fort Worth, Texas, won a
six-round decision against his Uzbek opponent, Ravshan
Hudaynazarov (17-2, 13 KOs), the former WBA FEDALATIN
Las Vegas-based super bantamweight Jamie "The Miracle"
Mitchell (5-0-2, 3 KOs) and Virginian Britain Hart (3-3-2, 2
KOs) battled to a six-round majority draw.
Local favorite Trevor Covington won his professional debut,
taking a four-round unanimous decision in the Fight of the
Night against Los Angles super flyweight Ming Freeman
(1-4-1), who had a point deducted for a low blow.