TORONTO – Canadian Bronze Medal boxer Cher Obadiah-Blasdell of Six Nations won by unanimous decision in her first fight since winning the prestigious Canadian amateur boxing award a few weeks ago.
Obadiah took on Jerica Mitchell fighting out of London’s Round #1 gym. Both fighters weighed in at 125 lb for the three round bouts held as the co-main event of the night at the Stockyards in Toronto.
After watching some film on Mitchell’s previous fights, Armour saw an opening for his fighter to throw uppercuts, which she did with precision.
“Mitchell is a come-forward style of fighter and with Cher’s quick hands, I saw a chance to take advantage of that,” said Armour after he win.
Obadiah-Blasdell won on all three rounds on the judge’s cards and added another win to her 12-fight record of which she has won eight.
She had Mitchell take a standing eight count late in the third round but didn’t have time to go for the KO as the bell rang 10 seconds later.
“Cher is developing such great ring savvy,” says Armour. “She is so aware of what is going on around her.”
Armour says she told him that during the fight that she heard Mitchell’s corner telling her to throw more jabs. That was perfect for Cher who had Mitchell’s jabs timed perfectly and was able to effectively counter many of them on her way to the UD win.
“She is relaxed and ready and always listens to me and Rob (Rutherford) in the corner,” says Armour.
Armour was very pleased with the concentration and delivery his fighter showed, especially considering how hard Obadiah-Blasdell has been working on her academics as she studies to become a police officer after her boxing career is over.
But that might still be a while away. Obadiah-Blasdell has her sights set on turning pro early next year, which will require her full time energies.
She will be taking some time off over the holidays but hopes to be back in the ring in the spring of 2014.