(AUG 9) On Friday night at Buffalo
Bill's Casino Resorts in Primm, Nevada, Donatella Hutlin,
Stockholm, Sweden, fell to 1-1, 1 KO when she battled a hard fought
loss against Lucia Larcinese of Montreal Quebec, Canada now 2-4, 0
With only four rounds to work
with it was clear from the onset that Larcinese was determined
to make this fight hers. She did well to dictate the pace of the
fight and landed the harder and more accurate shots.
Hutlin struggled a bit to find her rhythm but was able to land
some fairly decent punches---yet failed to deter her competitor.
While Hutlin was able to maintain good form it appeared she was
unable to execute her plan. Larcinese seemed confident,
assertive and pressed the action in three of the four rounds.
With toe-to-toe combat in all four rounds, it was Larcinese who
emerged the victor with a unanimous decision. All three judges
scored the fight 37-39.
Make no mistake, you have not
seen the last of these two warriors. It's back to the gym for
Donatella who says that this experience has erased her fear of a
loss and now it is back to the business of creating a new fight
plan. It was apparent that her positive perspective makes this
experience a mere bump in the road to success.
And for Lucia, while she is just savoring the win she is also
evaluating her performance. Seems a perfectionist is always
looking to make improvements even after a victory.
Kaliesha "Wild Wild" West poses with
world champion Kina Malpartida at the event!
Kudos again to Promoter Gary Shaw
who continues to include women's boxing on his cards. He just
recently featured Kaliesha West vs. Rolanda Andrews on the
undercard of Bradley vs. Campbell on Aug 1st.