Courtesy of boxrec.com
The recent career of Lebanese born fighter Rola El Halabi (13-1, 7) has been genuinely remarkable. She has gone from being a gunshot victim to a world champion, and this past weekend she made the first defense of her world title as she stopped Georgian Sopo Putkaradze (6-1-2, 1) in the sixth round.
The bout, coming just a month after El Halabi had won WBF Light Welterweight title title, was a mismatch from the off and it showed. El Halabi took the initiative from the opening bell and by the end of the opening round it looked like she was super-woman compared to her out classed foe.
Although Putkaradze did well to see off the first 5 rounds she wasn't fortunate to see out the sixth with the referee forced to call a halt to proceedings with the Georgian being stopped on her feet.
It's hard to defend mismatches like this, though we do feel that if anyone deserves an easy one it's El Halabi, a fighter who has had bigger fights out of the ring in recent years than she should ever have had.