Saper­stein claims third win

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY CRAIG SIL­VER

BOX­ING LAURA Saper­stein main­tained her un­beaten record with a points vic­tory in her third pro­fes­sional fight at the York Hall in Beth­nal Green.

The for­mer lawyer, 36, was on the front foot through­out against debu­tant Kristine Sher­gold of Paign­ton. She al­ways looked in con­trol of a lack­lus­tre bout, win­ning three of the four rounds last Fri­day.

Fight­ing un­der pro­moter Frank Maloney for the sec­ond time, the 5ft 5in Aus­tralian was frus­trated by her op­po­nents’ spoil­ing tac­tics.

“I felt I dom­i­nated the whole fight,” Saper­stein said. “She came out more ag­gres­sively than I was ex­pect­ing and I got a lit­tle bit of a shock in the first round. She cer­tainly brought the fight to me and came to win so it wasn’t an early night, but there were never any doubts in my mind.”

Saper­stein ad­mit­ted that she is still learn­ing and was not too dispir­ited not to win by a KO. “In some ways I think it’s bet­ter to get the rounds un­der your belt,” she said. “Over­all, I was re­ally pleased, I was more con­tent to sit back and not counter punch rather then hav­ing to do all the work.””

Af­ter the fight, Saper­stein signed an au­to­graph for Maloney’s mum who is a big fan as is the pro­moter’s wife.

Her next fight is sched­uled to take place in Portsmouth on June 13.

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