A DISAPPOINTED Ferlene David said she is counting her most recent muaythai fight as a win, despite the hometown judges awarding the bout to her opponent.
After a six-year hiatus, David returned to fight training this year with Full Boar Gym in Cooktown, stepping into the centre ring for her ninth fight against Cairns’ Natalie Wallace on Sunday.
The fight referee and all three judges were from Wallace’s gym, Nukzu, and Full Boar coach Vince Parkes said even the fight MC was shocked when he read out the win went to the Cairns fighter.
“Ferlene played it smart, she landed three times as many hits on Natalie and won every round,” he said.
“The judges didn’t score it right so I told her we’ll mark that as a win to you, you go home and tell people you won because you did.”
Despite the disappointment, David is keen to return to training and has her chance to get the win against Wallace on the judge’s scorecards, with a rematch already organised for September 2.
“She hasn’t lost anything in six years, she’s looking slick and it will be a great rematch on September 2 on Elite in Cairns,” Parkes said.