Boxing: Fil-Aussie Louisa Hawton wins Interim WBC World Championship
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 10, 2018 02:01 PM
(Photo courtesy of Lulu Hawton on Instagram)
Filipino-Australian boxer Louisa "Bang Bang Lulu" Hawton captured the interim WBC Women's Atomweight World Championship after scoring a fifth-round TKO victory over American Lorraine Villalobos at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, Sunday morning Manila time.
Hawton, whose Filipino roots can be traced back to Digos, Davao del Sur, dominated Villalobos en route to a 5th round corner-stoppage TKO.
The 33-year old Hawton improved to 9-2 in her professional career.
WBC Champion! Bringing that belt home to my 2 beautiful babes Eli & Estelle! Dreams can be created! The moment when your hard work, dedication & sacrifice feels so damn good! Proud to represent Australia on the main stage! Thank you baby @grantelvis for sharing my vision and creating with me! Thankyou to my amazing team Chris @elliotdphillips @stitchduran and my peeps @jerryortizboxing for working hard with me! Thank you @tomloeffler1 and @wbcmoro for the opportunities! God is good every day 🙏🏽 #bangbanglulu #2time #wbc #teamgrant #champion #360promotions #australia #boxing #strongwomen #womeninsport #doingitforthegirls @australianboxingcentral @ausboxing
"WBC Champion! Bringing that belt home to my 2 beautiful babes Eli & Estelle! Dreams can be created! The moment when your hard work, dedication & sacrifice feels so damn good," a jubilant Hawton said on Instagram after her world title win.
Hawton was unsuccessful in her previous attempt at a world championship, falling to Mexican Brenda Flores back in September on the SuperFly 3 card.
On that card, Hawton fought alongside fellow Filipino boxing stars Donnie "Ahas" Nietes and Aston "Mighty" Palicte.