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Baltimore's Franchón Crews-Dezurn wins WBC super-middleweight title

Baltimore’s Franchón Crews-Dezurn left the ring unscathed after winning the World Boxing Council super-middleweight crown Sept. 13 in Las Vegas.

“No scars, bruises or busted lips,” Crews-Dezurn said Tuesday, returning home from her victory over Maricela Cornejo of Los Angeles in a 10-round majority decision. She did come back a bit heavier, wearing the championship belt.

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“I’ve been working toward this my whole career,” she said of the title. Crews-Dezurn and her husband, who celebrated their sixth anniversary Sept. 10, stayed in Las Vegas several days to celebrate “and just take it all in.”

Sparring with his wife has helped Glenn Dezurn prepare for super bantamweight bout Friday night in Oklahoma.

It was the fourth victory for Crews-Dezurn, 31, undefeated since a loss in her pro debut in 2016. Cornejo (12-3) was, on record, her toughest foe yet.

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Crews-Dezurn, who attended Douglass High, is an eight-time national amateur champion. Two years ago, she won a bronze medal in the light heavyweight division of the Women’s World Boxing Championships. Her husband, Glenn Dezurn, is a super bantamweight fighter with a record of 16-1-1.

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