FORMER professional boxer Viviane Obenauf has been arrested for allegedly bludgeoning her husband to death at their apartment in Switzerland.
Obenauf, 34, was detained last week and is in custody after the victim died from a “sustained violent assault”.
Her husband, who has only been identified as ‘Thomas’, died of ‘massive injuries’ inflicted with a blunt object, according to Swiss police. The pair had only been married since January this year and had shared loving pictures together as a family on Instagram. They lived together in the Swiss town of Interlaken, where she had opened a gym and he owned a restaurant named ‘Des Alpes,’ according to local outlet Blick. Police were seen searching both of their businesses in connection to the brutal murder.
Obenauf built a successful career as a boxer and won 14 of her 20 professional fights. One of those fights was an epic showdown with Katie Taylor who confidently beat her with an unanimous decision 60-53 vote. She also fought in three world title bouts during her career and held two World Boxing Federation international titles before she retired last year.