Klara Svensson to challenge for WBC super lightweight title

The match has been set. WBC women’s interim super lightweight champion Klara “The Swedish Princess” Svensson (15-0) seeks to add another crown to her fight resume and solidify her claim as a world champion.

The WBC announced that Svensson will challenge current WBC titleholder Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) to a unification match May 2 in Denmark. A venue hasn’t been decided for the event.

In a news release, Svensson said it’s been her dream to challenge for a world title.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity,” Svensson said in the release. “I have the chance to write my name in the record books. It’s not a vacant title. I’m facing a real and proven world champion, and that will make my success even sweeter. I WILL be bringing the belt back home to Sweden.”

The “Swedish Princess” the interim title back in September 2014 when she defeated Marie Riederer via decision. Two months later she successfully defended the title against Lucia Morelli. Svensson is peaking at the right time and is performing in the best shape of her career.

But Svensson has a daunting task in front of her. Farias won the title back from Alejandra Marina Oliveras via decision back in November. She’s also a former lightweight champion with eight title defenses. She’s a fought a plethora of dangerous lightweights. Like Svensson, Farias was also an interim champion who successfully unified her title.

This should be a treat for fans, especially those in Europe who will no doubt be cheering for the Swedish Princess.


About Al Stover

I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. I currently work as a Staff Reporter for the Cheney Free Press. I have interviewed characters like cage fighters, drag queens and dungeon masters. I like Batman, coffee, MMA and beer.
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