SHANNON COURTENAY was left distraught in Liverpool as she lost her bantamweight title fight to Jamie Mitchell on Saturday night.
The judges scored the contest a majority decision, 95-95,97-93, 96-94, in favour of the American.
Watford fighter Courtenay missed the 118lb limit by 2.5lbs at the weigh-ins on Friday, losing her WBA title on the scales in the process.
Courtenay, 28, explained her period was the reason she missed weight, having apparently been spot on with it all week.
On Saturday night, she was unable to assert her authority in the ring and was thoroughly outboxed throughout by a very game Mitchell.
After the fight, dismayed Courtenay said: “I thought I won the fight, I landed the much heavier shots, I caught her shots on the hands and the gloves.
“I’ve got a rematch and I’m going to get that belt back.”