Klara Svensson

Klara Svensson (born 15 October 1987) is a Swedish professional boxer. She held the WBC interim light-welterweight title from 2014 to 2015, the WBC interim welterweight title from September 2016 to February 2017, and challenged for the undisputed welterweight title in the same month. As an amateur she is a five-time Swedish national champion, a two-time medallist at the European Championships and a three-time medallist at the World Championships, all in the light-welterweight division.[1]

Klara Svensson
Statistics
Nickname(s)Swedish Princess
Weight(s)
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
NationalitySwedish
Born (1987-10-15) 15 October 1987 (age 34)
Höllviken, Sweden
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights20
Wins18
Wins by KO6
Losses2
Medal record
Women's amateur boxing
Representing  Sweden
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2006 New Delhi Light-welterweight
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Ningbo City Light-welterweight
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Bridgetown Light-welterweight
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 2007 Vejle Light-welterweight
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Warsaw Light-welterweight

Early life and amateur careerEdit

Svensson was born and raised in Höllviken, south of Malmö.[2] She was regarded as one of the best and most promising young Swedish boxers thanks to her successful amateur career,[3] during which she won a medal in every World Championship event in which she participated.[4] At the 2006 World Championships she won a silver medal, which was followed by bronze at both the 2008 and 2010 events. She also won bronze and silver at the 2006 and 2007 European Championships, respectively.

Professional careerEdit

Svensson is currently signed to Sauerland Promotion, and is trained by former professional boxer Joey Gamache in Copenhagen.[2] She made her professional debut on 11 June 2011, winning a four-round unanimous decision (UD) over Andrea Rotaru, who also debuted. In her sixth fight, on 22 February 2013, Svensson won the vacant WBC Silver super-lightweight title by defeating Floarea Lihet via ten-round UD.[5] Svensson scored six wins in 2013, and on 13 September 2014 would win the WBC interim super-lightweight title in a UD over Marie Riederer.[6] One defence of the title was made, in a UD against Lucia Morelli on 29 November 2014.[7] This subsequently earned Svensson an opportunity to fight for the full WBC female super-lightweight title, held by Erica Farias.[1] Svensson lost the bout by UD, which took place on 2 May 2015, and was also knocked down by Farias in the fifth round.[8]

Professional boxing recordEdit

20 fights 18 wins 2 losses
By knockout 6 0
By decision 12 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
20 Win 18–2 Mari Tatunashvili TKO 4 (8) 1:29 24 Mar 2018 Inselparkhalle, Hamburg, Germany
19 Loss 17–2 Cecilia Brækhus UD 10 24 Feb 2017 Spektrum, Oslo, Norway For WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and IBO female welterweight titles
18 Win 17–1 Mikaela Laurén UD 10 10 Sep 2016 Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden Won vacant WBC female interim welterweight title
17 Win 16–1 Lucia Morelli UD 8 23 Apr 2016 Stockholm, Sweden
16 Loss 15–1 Erica Farias UD 10 2 May 2015 Frederiksberghallen, Frederiksberg, Denmark For WBC female light-welterweight title
15 Win 15–0 Lucia Morelli UD 10 29 Nov 2014 Falkoner Center, Frederiksberg, Denmark Retained WBC female interim light-welterweight title
14 Win 14–0 Marie Riederer UD 10 13 Sep 2014 TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark Won vacant WBC female interim light-welterweight title
13 Win 13–0 Veronika Hornyak TKO 1 (8), 1:59 15 Feb 2014 MusikTeatret, Albertslund, Denmark
12 Win 12–0 Borislava Goranova UD 8 16 Nov 2013 MusikTeatret, Albertslund, Denmark
11 Win 11–0 Milena Koleva UD 8 19 Oct 2013 SYDBANK Arena, Kolding, Denmark
10 Win 10–0 Irene Gambrah TKO 5 (8), 1:05 15 Jun 2013 Karl-Eckel-Weg Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Germany
9 Win 9–0 Helena Tosnerova TKO 1 (6), 1:43 18 May 2013 Schützenverein, Horneburg, Germany
8 Win 8–0 Rita Kenessey KO 5 (10), 0:49 16 Mar 2013 SportForum, Bernau, Germany
7 Win 7–0 Kremena Petkova UD 10 22 Feb 2013 Strada Henri Coanda, Galați, Romania Won vacant WBC Silver female light-welterweight title
6 Win 6–0 Floarea Lihet UD 10 28 Sep 2012 Sparkassen-Arena, Göppingen, Germany Won vacant WIBF light-welterweight title
5 Win 5–0 Zsofia Bedo UD 10 11 May 2012 EWS Arena, Göppingen, Germany Won vacant WBF Intercontinental female light-welterweight title
4 Win 4–0 Angel McKenzie UD 6 11 Feb 2012 Boxsporthalle Braamkamp, Hamburg, Germany
3 Win 3–0 Alexandra Gorog KO 3 (4), 0:35 18 Nov 2011 Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany
2 Win 2–0 Anna Sikora UD 4 3 Sep 2011 Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany
1 Win 1–0 Andrea Rotaru UD 4 11 Jun 2011 Hamburger Boxverband Halle, Hamburg, Germany

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Klara Svensson" (in Swedish). Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Lukins, Emma (28 April 2015). "Listen ska ge Svensson VM-titeln" (in Swedish). Göteborgs-Posten. Stampen AB. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  3. ^ Silvander, Heidi (8 May 2007). "Klara Svensson - 63 kilo tungviktare. Sydsvenskan. Bonnier Group. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  4. ^ Bredler, Erik (4 June 2011). "Klara Svensson blir proffs" (in Swedish). IdrottOnline. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  5. ^ McGrady, Jim (1 October 2012). "Women's Boxing: The Weekly Wrap Up". The Boxing Tribune. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Klara Svensson proud WBC champion". WBC. September 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Braekhus, Svensson and Lihaug win in Denmark". Boxing News 24. 30 November 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  8. ^ Malmkvist, Alexander (2 May 2015). "Klara Svensson föll mot Farias" (in Swedish). Viasat Sport. Retrieved 28 March 2016.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
New title WBC Silver female
light-welterweight champion

22 February 2013 – 2014
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Ewa Piątkowska
Minor world boxing titles
New title WBF Intercontinental female
light-welterweight champion

11 May 2012 – November 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Nomadithini Ndyambo
Major world boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Molly McConnell
WIBF light-welterweight champion
28 September 2012 – October 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Marie Riederer
Vacant
Title last held by
Alejandra Oliveras
WBC female
light-welterweight champion

Interim title

13 September 2014 – 2 May 2015
Lost bid for full title
Vacant
New title WBC female
welterweight champion

Interim title

10 September 2016 – 24 February 2017
Lost bid for full title