Boosted by a raucous crowd inside the Graakjaer Arena, Dina Thorslund stormed into the ring, immediately taking the fight to a taller Luna and relentlessly pressuring her. What many had anticipated as a close contest became a lopsided affair.
The judges scored the 10-round title bout in a unanimous decision for Thorslund—99-91, 98-92, 97-93—marking her fourth successful defense of her World Boxing Organization (WBO) world bantamweight title.
Moreover, Thorslund seized the World Boxing Council (WBC) world bantamweight championship from Luna and also secured the vacant Ring Magazine title. The bout was the main event of a fight night co-promoted by Disrupt Promotions and TK Promotion.
“I strive to be the best, which means I must defeat the best,” Thorslund asserted, extending her unbeaten streak to 20 bouts, including eight by knockout. “Luna gave everything she had, and I thank her for an incredible fight. True boxers relish tough battles like this.”
Thorslund’s stellar showing capped off a magical evening for Danish boxing fans, with four other local fighters also emerging victorious.
Meanwhile, Brazilian standout Hebert Conceicao, fresh off a nine-month hiatus, dominated his Polish opponent Robert Talarek, ending the bout with a piercing body blow in the second round.
“Returning successfully after nine months feels fantastic,” Conceicao, a Tokyo Olympics gold medalist, noted. He marked his fifth win in as many professional bouts, three of them by TKO. “I’m still a work in progress, but most importantly, I keep racking up wins.”
In another bout, rising Irish super-lightweight Steven Cairns maintained his form by relentlessly pounding Polish opponent Marian Wesolowski. The ref had no choice but to call the bout just 50 seconds into the second round.
“I feel unstoppable. I aim for annihilation every time I step into the ring, and that’s exactly what happened,” exclaimed Cairns, hailing from Cork and nicknamed ‘The Irish Takeover.’ His record now stands at an unbeaten 7-0, featuring four knockouts.
Local hero, super-middleweight Jacob Bank, further impressed with a second-round stoppage of Montenegro’s Almir Skrijelj. Bank first floored Skrijelj with a potent uppercut, then followed up with a lethal body shot, securing his sixth TKO and his 11th consecutive win.
Young Danish sensation Mikkel Gribsholt electrified the home crowd with a fourth-round TKO against Georgia’s Bacho Jintcharadze, marking his second straight knockout win in as many fights.
Another Dane, Nesar Kunduzi, secured his second consecutive win by besting the tough Georgian Davit Shervashidze in a unanimous decision.
Similarly, Payman Akbari won a unanimous decision over Italian Pietro Caputo in a fierce lightweight match, lifting his record to 8-1-2, with one TKO.
In the women’s division, Brook Eaton of Romford, UK, made an impressive pro debut, earning a unanimous decision against Czech fighter Ester Konecna in a super-middleweight battle.
“I’ve waited so long for this moment, and it feels great to finally achieve it,” said Eaton. “I’m eager to book another fight before the year is out, hopefully back in my hometown.”
Dina Thorslund beat Yuliahn Luna Avila – Unanimous Decision
Jacob Bank beat Almir Skrijelj – TKO (R2, 1:29)
Hebert Conceicao beat Robert Talarek – TKO (R2, 1:23)
Brook Eaton beat Ester Konecna – Unanimous Decision
Payman Akbari beat Pietro Caputo – Unanimous Decision
Steven Cairns beat Marian Wesolowski – TKO (R2, 2:10)
Nesar Kunduzi beat Davit Shervashidze – Unanimous Decision
Mikkel Gribsholt beat Bacho Jintcharadze – TKO (R4, 0:30)