(JULY 26) The fight between Lucia
Larcinese and Lindsay Garbatt took place on July 19, 2008, in
Shortly after the fight was stopped in the fourth---the crowd began
to immediately chant, "Rematch, Rematch".
Well, the crowd is not the only one crying out for a rematch.
Larcinese is also calling foul play on the fight being stopped!
Larcinese wrote an open letter to WBAN about her fight with Garbatt,
and she stated the following:
"In regards to the Larcinese vs. Garbatt
fight, I will tell you what happened, and my knees never buckled
ever in the fight, for the record. The fight was stopped prematurely
due to a biased decision that was made by the referee in the 20
seconds left in the fourth round of the fight. How pathetic!
Before the referee stopped the fight, I put my hands up. What the
referee should have done was to make me walk forward a couple of
steps and see if I could continue, which he never did. I was not in
any danger, ready to fight back.
EVERYONE in the arena began to boo the decision and chanting rematch
for a few minutes. I find it funny that when the announcer announced
Garbatt the winner by TKO, they continued to boo loudly, showing
their disappointment, continuously chanting rematch, knowing this
was a bullshit fight. For the record, anytime she wants a rematch,
she`ll have one. In the meantime, I have been given a 60 day
suspension, as a result of a very bad decision."
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Note from WBAN: WBAN has
requested a person who video'd the fight to get the tape to us, so
that we can videostream it. We also have a
photo gallery #487
of fight photos of Lindsay-Garbatt.