was THAT stoppage all about?
by Sue TL Fox
January 8, 2012
(JAN 8) Just when you think you
have seen it all, again boxing pulls out another surprise.
In last night's 10-round title
fight at the Palacio de los Deportes, Heredia, in Costa
Rica between Hanna Gabriel and Dakota Stone the fight was
stopped in the eighth round by TKO. Gabriel was literally
handed a gift in the process, and it will go down in the record
book that she successfully defended her light middleweight WBO title.
WBAN is almost sure that Stone,
of the United States, feels blind-sided by what happened,
I know that we are, and boxing fans around the world who saw it
and stated their disbelief.
In the WBO title bout between Hanna Gabriel and Stone, the
referee, Gino Rodriguez apparently decided on his own accord to
simply "stop the fight" in the eight round. No rhythm, no
VIDEO OF EIGHT ROUND----
Commentor Al Bernstein said after the stoppage, "The most
bizarre stoppage I've seen."
"What on earth was Gino Rodriguez thinking, I have no clue at
all," added Bernstein.
In another women's bout on the card, Carolina Arias, 119, won her pro
debut by TKO in the first round over Abigail Ramos, 118. The
fight was scheduled for four rounds.