Finer wins

January 27, 2011

Israel's Hagar Shmoulefeld Finer successfully defended her Women's International Boxing Federation bantamweight title in France.

Shmoulefeld Finer, 26, from Tel Aviv took a split decision over Nadege Szikora at the Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan in Hauts-de-Seine.

After 10 closely contested rounds, two of the judges scored the fight 96-94 to Finer with the third favouring her opponent 96-95.

Finer's victory stretched her record to 22 wins, seven defeats and three draws from 32 fights since turning professional in 2002 at the age of 17.

Last updated: 2:59pm, January 27 2011