Nigeria’s boxing sensation Helen Joseph gave fans value for their time on Thursday night with an expected win over Hungary’s Martina Horgasx in Connecticut, U.S.
Joseph, aka “The Iron Lady”, defeated her challenger by unanimous decision (60-53 points) in the six-round Super Bantamweight fight at the Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Although the Connecticut-based 30-year-old aimed for a knockout, she was taken the distance by a rather resilient Horgasx, 20, who managed to reach Round 6 on her feet.
With this victory, Joseph’s boxing record now stands at 22 fights comprising 17 wins, including 10 knockouts; two draws, and three defeats by “unjust” decision.
Thursday’s was her second bout after a one-year competition drought occasioned by lack of sponsorship and alleged discrimination by promoters who prefer boxers with large fan bases.
On April 3, Joseph ended the one-year break by defeating Edina Kiss, another Hungarian, by unanimous decision in a six-round Super-Bantamweight in New York.
NAN reports that among the spectators at the arena on Thursday were officials of the Nigerian consulate led by the Consul-General, Mr Benayaogha Okoyen, and other members of the Nigerian community.