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City's Gerula cold-cocked in title fight

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EDMONTON -- Edmonton's Jelena Mrdjenovich claimed the Women's International Boxing Association's vacant featherweight title with a ninth-round knockout of Winnipeg's Olivia (The Predator) Gerula on Friday night.

Mrdjenovich (26-8-1, 13 KOs) ended the fight 27 seconds into the ninth round with a left hook that left Gerula (13-13-2, 3 KOs) cold on the canvas for several minutes.

That avenged a loss to Gerula in April 2009.

Gerula was a late addition to the card after a wrist injury forced Vancouver's Sarah Pucek to pull out.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 11, 2011 B12

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