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Women's fights In Ferndale
Photos and Story by Mike Blair

(JAN 19, 2008) The Silver Reef Casino filled half of the fight card on January 17th with women’s bouts. Six women, three fights, two of the rematches, and two Northwest belts resulted in just about everything a fight fan would like to see.  Stephanie Eggink, of Ferndale, made her professional debut facing unbeaten Brittany Cruz in a four round featherweight bout. Eggink certainly had the local crowd on her side, though as the opening round progressed, some may have wondered if taking on Cruz was a wise choice. The opening round was close because Cruz was often first with her jab, and that kept Eggink from gaining any rhythm. However, as the round approached its end, Eggink had figured out when to counter punch, and she did so well. Once the first round jitters had cleared, Eggink, not content to jump in behind the jab, used her jab to work inside. And she was tough inside. She blistered Cruz’s midsection. Cruz tired a bit in the third, the effects of the body work Eggink applied, but she was still pretty accurate with the jab. That however did not counter act Eggink’s continued body assault.  By the fourth round,  Eggink had found her rhythm, and virtually everything she tried worked. Her overall quickness kept Cruz at bay. 


Eggink vs. Cruz

A Special Thanks to
Mike Blair for the
Coverage at this event!
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