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Loss disappoints Ashley

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLeroy Brown/Gleaner Writer

Following her loss to Danish boxer Dina Thorslund in Struer, Denmark, Jamaican Alicia 'Slick' Ashley expressed disappointment in her performance on Saturday night. Ashley lost by a unanimous decision, as two judges, Anssi Perajoki and Andreas Stenberg, with scores of 96-94, and the third, Ventsislan Nikolov (97-93), all gave the win to Thorslund.

"I am very disappointed with my performance as I really wanted to win this fight. I started slow and came back strong, but did not make it," the former World Boxing Council (WBC) Super bantamweight champion, Ashley, said.


Entered with confidence


Ashley went into the fight very confident that she would have regained the title she lost in 2016 to Fatima Zarika. "I felt good, and everything was fine, but I did not get my act together until too late. I came on strong after a slow start, and I am sure that if there were two more rounds, she would not have got up off her stool. Everyone was surprised that a 50-year-old looked stronger at the end than the 24-year-old" she continued.