SINGAPORE - Singapore boxer Nurshahidah Roslie claimed the World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia featherweight championship and Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation silver featherweight championship belts on Saturday night (Sept 23).
The 29-year-old, who held a 6-1 win-loss record entering the fight, executed a third round technical knock-out of Thailand's Siriphon Chanbuala during the eight-round headline event of the Singapore Fighting Championships (SFC) held at Le Danz ballroom in Queen Street.
At the SFC 3 in June last year, she became Singapore's first female professional boxing champion after clinching the Universal Boxing Organisation intercontinental super-featherweight title.
In the other co-main event on Saturday, Singapore's Rafi Majid clinched the vacant WBC Asia silver super middleweight championship belt after scoring a fourth-round technical knock-out against Indonesia's veteran boxer Maxi Nahak.
The sixth instalment of the SFC featured 20 matches from multiple disciplines, including professional boxing, professional mixed martial arts and amateur fights.