Han Retains IBF Featherweight Title Over Gerula


By: Raymundo Dioses


Texas native Jennifer Han defended the IBF featherweight title for the fourth time with a dominant ten round unanimous decision over Olivia Gerula in front of 3,000 fans at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas.

Han, (16-3, 1KO) scored a knockdown in round five and fought behind a steady left hand jab, straight right hands and left hand hooks en route to 100-89 scorecards from all three judges.

"I felt great out there," Han said. 

"Olivia's a road warrior and I knew she was dangerous. She's gone into a lot of good fighter's home towns and pulled off upsets. But Louie (trainer, Burke) has the best expertise, the best game plan. I tried my best to follow that game plan in the ring."