Nantes (AFP)

The 2016 Olympic champion (lightweight) Estelle Mossely won her 8th professional fight, dominating French Emma Gongora on points on Friday in Nantes.

The wife of Tony Yoka, later in the evening opposed to the German Christian Hammer, did not have an easy part against his compatriot, who came from boxing foot-fists and who replaced at short notice the Bosnian Pasa Malagic, unavailable at the last moment because of a positive test for Covid-19.

Despite only one outing in boxing on the clock (1 defeat) and an injury to the left arch from the second round, Gongora held on well, giving Mossely a hard time, but much more precise.

"I'm not happy, I was tense in the ring, said Estelle Mossely. I haven't yet regained my feelings, I haven't been able to do what I wanted to do, it annoys me a bit. It's special to box without an audience. There are times when we need the fervor of the audience, the screams. It takes us into our series of punches. "

“There have been ups and downs in the preparation, she added. It was not planned that I box tonight, it was done 3-4 weeks ago and my opponent has changed three days ago. All that, plus the fact that I gave birth six months ago, doesn't help matters. "

Estelle Mossely (28), who has held a minor world belt (IBO lightweight) since June 2019, remains unbeaten in 8 outings (1 success before the limit).

She made a victorious return to competition at the end of September, more than four months after giving birth to her second child.

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