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.
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Born||15 October 1987|
|Wins by KO||6|
Early life and amateur careerEdit
Svensson was born and raised in Höllviken, south of Malmö. She was regarded as one of the best and most promising young Swedish boxers thanks to her successful amateur career, during which she won a medal in every World Championship event in which she participated. 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.
Svensson is currently signed to Sauerland Promotion, and is trained by former professional boxer Joey Gamache in Copenhagen. 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. 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. One defence of the title was made, in a UD against Lucia Morelli on 29 November 2014. This subsequently earned Svensson an opportunity to fight for the full WBC female super-lightweight title, held by Erica Farias. Svensson lost the bout by UD, which took place on 2 May 2015, and was also knocked down by Farias in the fifth round.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|20 fights||18 wins||2 losses|
|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|
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