(FEB 5) – Last night
Wild Card Promotions held a fantastic, action packed and
competitive seven fight card entitled “Super Brawl” in front of
a capacity crowd at the Molson Centre in Barrie, Ontario.
In the Co-Main Event which was
definitely the fight of the night the WIBA Super Featherweight
champion “Lethal” Lindsay Garbatt of Oshawa defeated former
world champion Jelena Mrdjenovich of Edmonton by a ten round
majority decision. The judge’s scores were 96-95, 96-94 for
Garbatt and 95-95.
Both ladies picked up where they
had left off in their previous fight as each went right at the
other landing hard combinations in a tit for tat battle in the
early rounds of the fight. In rounds two through five
Mrdjenovich was able to land solid straight right hands to the
head of the champion however Garbatt would respond right back by
landing good hooks to the her and body on the inside. These were
incredibly difficult rounds to score.
In the sixth round Mrdjenovich
got a bad cut over her left eye that was caused by a right
punch. Garbatt battered Mrdjenovich around the ring for most of
the round however Jelena was able to score but only with only
one punch at a time usually just enough to keep Garbatt off of
head. Mrdjenovich’s face a crimson mask throughout the seventh
round but she fought right through it taking the fight to
Garbatt in what was her best round of the fight. Garbatt took
the eighth round with steady pressure and a high volume of
punches while Jelena threw punches back but would then hold on a
Rounds nine and ten were an
absolute toe to toe war as both fighters chopped away at each
other’s head and body. Both fighters landed hard crowd pleasing
punches and neither took a step back. The judge’s did get the
decision right however as Garbatt did do more then enough to
earn the decision.
After twenty rounds of action packed championship boxing both
fighters deserve a tonne of respect, admiration and accolades
for the show they put on for the crowd.
With the win Garbatt improves to 7-3-1, 3KO’s while Mrdjenovich
drops to 24-7-1, 12KO’s.