Did Baligjagic-Adler Receive an Early Christmas Present?

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Did Baligjagic-Adler Receive an Early Christmas Present?
On Wednesday night at the Olympic Arena, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Irma Balijagic-Adler, 125½, of Bosnia, won by a controversial 10-round split decision over Jeannine Garside, 125¾, of Canada. The two were fighting for the WIBA World Featherweight title.  One of the judges gave the fight to Garside [98-92]; the other two gave it to Balijagic-Adler [96-97, 95-96].

It did not take long for the rumblings to begin about the controversial decision between Garside - Balijagic-Adler that ruled in favor of the hometown fighter.

Garside said after the fight, "I was robbed. I am still the Champ."

According to Canada.com, Balijagic-Adler said that she was surprise at the win, and she praised Garside.

Canada.com also reported that in this 10-round World International Boxing Association title bout Garside battered her opponent, knocking her down twice but, that in the end; the judges scored it a close victory for Adler.

Women Boxing Archive Network (WBAN) is requesting a video of this fight for review.  If there is anyone who has a video, please contact us at wban100@aol.com.

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