Belik Aims To Do Talking In The Ring

Timea Belik will do her talking in the ring after travelling over from Hungary to compete for the European welterweight title at The Hangar, Wolverhampton, this evening.

Belik doesn’t have a command of English, so intends to let her fists speak volumes when she enters the lion’s den to tackle Wolverhampton’s own Kirstie Bavington.

‘Bavvo’ has the slight edge on pro experience, with 44 rounds to 42 boxed, although both have undertaken nine pro bouts.

Belik’s career has left her currently in possession of a 5-4 paid record, with all four of those losses coming against world title contenders.

The 29-year-old former MMA fighter switched over to boxing and made her debut in 2014, with her first two contests ending in defeat.

She saw the final bell when faced with fellow debutant Verena Kaiser, but was outpointed and it would be 15 months before further action ensued.

Her return was ruined by experienced puncher Maria Lindberg, who ended proceedings by third round TKO, in 2016.
Belik redressed the balance with points successes over Krisztina Makra and Bianka Majlath, before stoppages against Fanni Gabriella Vigh (round one) and Klaudia Vigh (in two).

Those four victories all came in her home city of Budapest, after travelling for her first two pro fights to Germany, where two title opportunities would come in 2017.

Ultimately, Belik would come up short against Alicia Melina Kummer, with the GBC and WIBA crowns on the line, in the super lightweight division.

She would slim down to lightweight for a chance of redemption but, again, came off second best, with Prisca Vicot instead claiming the German International (BDB) strap.

Both were conceded by unanimous decisions and a wide points margin, but Belik has twice completed the distance her clash for female EBU honours is set for.

She got back to winning ways last November, rolling over Majlath after a rematch through a four-round points whitewash, which took her back to Hungary.

Tickets are £45 on the door at The Hangar tonight from 6.00pm.

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