(JUNE 2) On Saturday night, in Germany,
Ina Menzer held on to her WBA and WIBF belts by stopping Stacey
Reile in Round 4. Boxing is often called the Sweet Science, and it
was evident, that Menzer was the scientist and Reile the student.
She efficiently demonstrated good knowledge of the basics and the
ability to analyse the weaknesses of her opponent.
Round one was a typical feeling out round. Menzer stayed on the
outside, presumably bearing in mind, the deep cut she sustained in
her last fight against Tsagouris. Round two and three saw more
action, and Menzer got past Reile's inadequate defences with some
telling punches. Reile was caught by a vicious right hook right on
the bell ending round three, which caused her to stagger. She
probably would have gone down, if the referee hadn't held on to her.
Reile tried to put more pressure on in round four, but she simply
didn't have the tools to trouble Menzer, while the champion found
out, that a combination of a left to the body which made Reile lower
her left hand, followed by a right hook to the head, worked every
Menzer threw that combination 3 times within the last 40 seconds,
and the third time it sent the over challenged Reile to the canvas.
She got up before the end of the count, but her corner made the
decision easy for the referee, by indicating they wanted the fight
Another women's bout saw Lucia Morelli (9-0-0) defeat Borislava
Goranova (3-23-0) by unanimous decision after 6 rounds.