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Boxing history made at Shirebrook

Posted onPosted on 8th Feb

History was made at Shirebrook Leisure Centre in February when Worksop fighter Eleanor Coulson became the first British and Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) licensed female boxer to win a Big 4 Championship on home soil.

Eleanor secured the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Oceanic Middleweight title in a well-contested match against Australia’s Jamie Edenden, winning 99-91, 99-91, 98-92.

Robert Callum Roe (Media Sport Photography) captured the moment (above) when Eleanor received the championship belt from WBA Oceania president Ferlin Marsh — a significant milestone in her career.

The closely-fought bout was characterised by both fighters giving their all in a fast-paced, high-quality contest with Eleanor’s superior work rate and accuracy proving the difference.

Her title win also secured a guaranteed place in the WBA middleweight rankings.