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Biography And Interesting Fact About Eva Wahlstrom


Biography And Interesting Fact About Eva Wahlstrom

Eva Ulrika Birgitta Wahlström was born in 30 October 1980, is a Finnish former professional boxer who competed from 2010 to 2020. She held the WBC female super-featherweight title from 2015 to 2020 and at regional level the European female super-featherweight title from 2012 to 2015. As an amateur she won a silver medal in the lightweight division at the 2004 and 2005 Women’s European Championships, and represented Finland at the 2006 Women’s World Championships. She is the most successful professional boxer from Finland to date, being the first and only Finn to have won a world title from one of the four major boxing sanctioning bodies.

Wahlström began boxing from around the age of 15–16, representing Loviisan Riento sports club. She went on to have a highly successful amateur career, winning ten consecutive gold medals at the Finnish national championships (1999–2008), gold four times at the Nordic Championships (2003–05, 2007) and silver twice at the European Championships (2004 and 2005).

Wahlström is a Finland-Swede. She has two older brothers.

Wahlström married Finnish professional boxer, Niklas Räsänen, in September 2016. They both have a child from their previous relationships.

Outside of boxing, Wahlström made an appearance as a personal trainer to contestants in the Finnish reality television series Suurin pudottaja (in the spring 2006 and autumn 2007 seasons), a Finnish version of The Biggest Loser, with swimmer Jani Sievinen.