Both girls struggled to find their range in the first half of this
round. Lang found it first and Sandor took four or five really solid jabs to
the face, all of which snapped her head back. She went back to her
corner with her face already significantly reddened.
Lang started cautiously again but, once she'd reminded herself that she
was getting nothing hurtful back, she opened up again and the Rumanian
was immediately in trouble. She was now throwing nothing back and took
a standing 8 count towards the end of the round. It was clear at the
conclusion of this count to anyone ringside that she had had enough but
the referee required her to continue. Happily the bell sounded and
saved her further torment (at least for 60 seconds).
The round was not very old before Sandor was trapped in a corner and
Lang was scoring at will to head and body. At this point the Rumanian's
corner threw in the towel.
Now I know that a lot of the women fighters complain that male referees
stop their fights too early but, if continuing has become pointless as
well as potentially injurious, I think a fight should be stopped. And
in this fight that hapless Sandor hadn't thrown a punch of any
description for a whole minute of fighting time before the towel
appeared. The referee should have completed his count at the end of
Round 2 and the towel should not have been necessary.