Coulson Secures WBA Oceania Crown Via Unanimous Points Victory Over Edenden

A little piece of history was made at the Shirebrook Leisure Centre in Mansfield, UK on Saturday night when the stacked Chris Boyle promoted card, reached its climax and the eagerly awaited showdown between Worksop’s Eleanor Coulson and Brisbane, Australia’s Jamie Edenden for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Oceanic Middleweight title got under way.

The bout was well contested, with both combatants giving their all in what was a fast paced, high quality contest.  

Whilst Coulson secured the victory by margins of 99-91, 99-91and 98-92, the scores did not reflect the close nature of the contest or the supreme effort extended by Edenden, who made Coulson work every second of every round.

Ultimately, it was the superior work rate and accuracy of Coulson, who boxed superbly at range behind her jab for large parts of the contest that took her to victory.   

Coulson becomes the first British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) licensed Female Boxer to win a Big 4 Championship on home soil and in doing so secures a guaranteed place in the WBA middleweight rankings.

Championship Officials:

WBA supervisor: Mr Ferlin Marsh, WBA Oceania President

BIBA supervisor:  Mr Chris Wardrope, BIBA Chairman

Championship Referee: Mr Ian John Lewis

Championship Judges: Ms Carla Fox, Mr Adam Puttock and Mr Ben Watkinson

Photo: Eleanor Coulson Receives Championship Belt from WBA Oceania President Mr Ferlin Marsh – Photograph courtesy of Robert Callum Roe (Media Sport Photography)