Powerlifter Stefi Cohen to Compete in Boxing Match on Björnsson/Hall Card

Another strength sports athlete is transitioning to the ring.

The Sept. 18, 2021 boxing card in Las Vegas already has athletes from two different strength sports. Hafthor Björnsson and Eddie Hall, competing in the main event, are both World’s Strongest Man champions. Hall won in 2017 and Björnsson took that title the next year. Then, two CrossFit Games veterans, Josh Bridges and Jacob Heppner, will fight each other in the first advertised undercard bout. Now, one of the elite in women’s powerlifting will make her jump into the ring as well for this big event.

Stefi Cohen, an athlete who has 25 world records in powerlifting to her credit, is now transitioning to the world of boxing, and she will join the previously mentioned athletes on the card in Nevada this September. The updated card was shared by CoreSports in an Instagram post on June 3, 2021.


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Cohen’s opponent will be Avril Mathie, who is currently undefeated with five wins, zero losses, and one draw in six professional fights. Her last fight was a technical knockout victory in the fourth round against Angelina Hoffschneider. Here is what we know about the tale of the tape between Cohen and Mathie.

Stefi Cohen

  • Nationality: American, Valenzuelan
  • Height: 5’0″
  • Weight (as of her last weigh-in): 126 pounds
  • Age: 28

Avril Mathie

  • Nationality: Australian
  • Height: 5’7″
  • Weight (as of last fight): 119.5 pounds 
  • Age: 33


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Neither athlete had made a statement about their future matchup as of this writing. That could be because both ladies are in the midst of preparing for separate upcoming fights.

Cohen will actually be fighting on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Mundo Boxing’s “Night of Knockouts” event at the hotel Catalonia in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She will be facing Haydee Zapa, who has a professional record of three wins and four losses. The fight will take place in the 126-pound division.

As for Mathie, she will be boxing on June 26th in Weston, Florida as a part of “Weston Fight Night 2”. Her opponent for this event has not been named as of this writing.

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