Enerolisa de Leon from The Dominican Republic shocked reigning champion Elina Tissen to win the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Womens World Featherweight title on Saturday November 19 in Warendorf, Germany.
Fighting out of Madrid, Spain, the 40-year-old challenger showed that age is just a number, as she pressured the home-town favorite from the first bell and unsettled the champion, proving very focused and determined.
Tissen (36), who had won the WBF world title in May of 2021 and successfully defended it last December, could not find her normal form and rhythm, and looked a step behind in most rounds.
After round eight, the corner of Tissen decided that enough was enough, and pulled their fighter out, making the huge upset a reality by ninth round technical knockout.
The new world champion takes her record to 7-6-2 (3), while Tissen lost for only the third time since turning pro in 2006, dropping to 25-3 (6).