CORINNE LEROUX VS LENORA STAFFORD
Corinne 'T.N.T.' Leroux was a once dominant champion that took the IGL Middleweight Division by storm by steam-rolling over the competition including notable wins against Arleen Bland and her aunt, Yolande Leroux. However, this swarm of victories later changed into a swarm of losses with her most recent loss came at a crushing KO defeat at the hands of Clarissa Jackson. After this defeat, she took a short hiatus from in-ring competition but that ends today where she aims for a victory that could start a resurgence in her career.
After a brief celebration of her birthday on April 10 where she turned 27, she posted a video declaring that she would indeed win. Notably, this video featured her new hairstyle and newfound confidence that might signify a new spark to her career.
ROUND 3: When Round 3 started, it felt like a continuation of the punishment dealt by Lenora to Corinne as she took full control of the pace that allowed her to swarm Corinne with punches. As Corinne defended, it felt like she's remembering the shades of her losses where she could not answer the barrage that her opponents give. As the round near its end, Lenora sent a left hook that sent shockwaves to the head of Corinne. Luckily, the bell rang and she was saved by it. At this rate, Lenora is going to spoil her much awaited return.
ROUND 5: In this round, Corinne took full advantage of her momentum and pressed forward and landed a lot of significant punches. It felt like she wanted to make a statement for her return. She poured more jabs and straights while avoiding Lenora's counters by parrying or weaving. She became more comfortable as she slowly regained her Championship form and aggressiveness. She got her groove back.
ROUND 6: She continued on the work that she's done in the couple previous rounds wherein she pressured Lenora to be defensive. Lenora was stuck receiving the better punches throughout the round as Corinne skillfully read her moves and countered appropriately. As the round progressed, Corinne became more confident as she looked loose on the ring and was the more active fighter.
WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION, CORINNE LEROUX!