Deidre Hamaguchi and Stephanie “All Action” Dobbs fought an action packed eight rounder on Sunday for the WIBA vacant junior straw weight title. Unfortunately, no one walked away the champion, as the decision was a majority draw. “I felt that I definitely landed the harder punches. My corner felt that we won,” said a disappointed Hamaguchi about the decision. “But I’m realistic when I’m coming to someone’s hometown about the outcome if it’s close.”
The girls fought as the main event on a card at Remington Raceway in Oklahoma City. The fight took place outside on a day card, with the temperature in the high eighties and no shade covering the ring. Still both girls still managed to throw a lot of punches and fight their hardest, despite the discomfort of the heat.
“I pushed myself condition wise,” said Hamaguchi after the fight. “We both still gave it our all at putting on a good show.”
According to Hamaguchi, both she and Dobbs have gotten better as boxers. She said while this fight was just as exciting as their last two, technically it was more impressive.“We demonstrated three times that we can put on a great fight and hopefully a promoter will pick up a fourth fight and we can do it again, this time I will win it,” said Hamaguchi. “I’ve been out for almost two years so a number of people doubted my ability to come back, and I’m proud of my performance tonight.”