(MAY 10) In Tulsa, Oklahoma, on
Saturday former National Amateur Champion Brittany Harvison made her
pro debut against Rozanne Garvin from New Mexico.
This was one of the best female fights I have ever seen. These two
girls stood toe to toe for four rounds and at the end of the fight
the crowd was chanting "one more round, one more round" and gave
both fighters a standing ovation.
For the first two rounds Harvison out landed Padilla and clearly was
the stronger puncher of the two. Padilla however never quit coming
and Harvison tired badly in round three. Round four both fighters
were tired and gave everything they had left, with a slight edge
going to Garvin.
All 3 judges scored the fight exactly the same. Rounds 1 and 2 to
Harvison. Rounds 3 and 4 to Garvin [Draw for the result]. Everyone
in that room knew they had witnessed something special and both
girls are a credit to the sport. IF all female fights like that,
men’s boxing would quickly become the second tier of the sport!