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March 10, 2007 - Little Creek Casino
in Shelton, Washington
Dakota Stone out-boxed Tricia Turton through the
middle rounds of an eight-round middleweight bout to claim the
Washington State Boxing Council (WSBC) Championship.
Stone, though pursued throughout the first round, was able to gain
the slight edge by landing the more accurate punches. That would
continue to be the story in the next five rounds as well. In her
pursuit of Stone, Turton too often lowered her head and bulled
forward, swinging a bit too wide. That left Turton open for Stone's
straight right or left, and Stone's reach advantage made the
difference in those middle rounds. Stone appeared to tire a bit in
rounds seven and eight, while Turton increased the pressure. In
round seven, while Turton did catch Stone, she could not pile on
enough shots to break Stone down, though she did enough to take the
round. Deciding who won round 8 may have depended on where a person
was sitting. Some saw Turton finally go to the body and pile up
points. Others saw Stone covering up, blocking shots and throwing
the straight right accurately enough to win the round.
After eight rounds the judges scores were 80-72; 77-75; and 78-74.
Turton was no doubt disappointed. Stone was jubilant.
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