(SEPT 14) On Friday night,
September 9th, at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre, in
Langley BC, the female bout met all the hype and boxing history
when Canadian Featherweight Champion Sarah Pucek of Fort Langley
had a rematch with Lucia Larcinese of Montreal for Pucek’s
Canadian Title and the vacant Commonwealth Championship.
Pucek won by a ten round split decision with final judges scores
of 99-91 and 96-94 for Pucek the third judge had it 95-95.
Full fight report on Langley Advance News by Troy Landreville
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Larcinese and Pucek. Photo Credit: Hassan Behgouei
Pucek now owns both the Canadian
and Commonwealth Championships and holds the distinction of
being the first women to hold the oldest title in boxing.
According to a press release sent into WBAN Pucek will take a
couple of weeks off then a planned fight for November.
Larcinese and Pucek. Photo
Credit: Hassan Behgouei
Pucek’s long-time trainer and
manager Dave Allison said that he was happy with his fighter’s
performance. She was off for three-plus years and this is only
her second fight back.
Allison said, "She is regaining her timing and confidence. You
still have not seen the best of her yet. We are on line to fight
for a world title in 2017. The current world champion Jelena
Mrdjenovich is defending her World Championship in France next
month. We expect to be her 2017 defence against Sarah
"Pucek may appear back at the Cascades in November however we
are also looking at the Emerald Queen in Tacoma. Pucek started
her career at the Emerald Queen and was an attraction at the now
famous boxing venue. Pucek's record is 7-2-1 and she has
never lost a featherweight fight. Her two losses and the
draw were lightweight fights two weight divisions above her
weight", added Allison.
WBAN looks forward to the possibility of Pucek fighting at the
Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington and will definitely
want to be there to cover her fight. We had the pleasure
of covering a fight she had at this casino in 2012 and was very
impressed by this fighters skill and performance.