Female world title fight in Bendigo attracts international interest
Rare female world title bout to steal the limelight at Battle on the Goldfields
‘Shotgun’Shannon O’Connell takes aim at title on huge Battle of the Goldfields bill
‘Shotgun’ Shannon O’Connell and Dayan Cordero stand toe-to-toe. Picture: STEVE DILKS
THE WBC silver featherweight title remains vacant after a highly anticipated match between ‘Shotgun’ Shannon O’Connell and Dayana Cordero ended in a draw on Saturday night.
A 10 two-minute rounds contest was stopped in the third after O’Connell sustained a nasty cut from a clash of heads with her 19 year-old Colombian opponent.
The bout was ruled a technical draw.
The severity of the cut is expected to sideline O’Connell, a former WBC world female super featherweight and women’s international boxing association world super bantamweight title holder, for a few months.
Cordero appears likely to face an opponent for a shot the vacant title, with a possible battle against O’Connell awaiting the victor.
Promoter Lynden Hosking said while the ending was disappointing, the female bout had been well received by fight fans.
Brisbane-based O’Connell’s record now stands at 11 wins, four losses and a draw.
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