Gerula 'ready to throw some fists'

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:38 PM ET

In a game of phone tag played this week with Olivia (The Predator) Gerula, the Winnipeg boxer left a message saying she was leaving on Sunday to kick some Swedish um, rump.

Again.

Im still slightly bitter, Gerula said with a slightly maniacal laugh. Im ready to go. Enough with the chit-chatting. Im ready to throw some fists.

The 32-year-old spark plug is heading to Sweden, where she will fight local lass Frida (Golden Girl) Wallberg for the second time in nine months and once again for the WBC female super featherweight title.

The bout will take place next Saturday, Sept. 3, in Karlstad, which is 200 km west of Stockholm.

Wallberg, 28, has the belt after taking it from Gerula last November in a title match that took place in Sweden in front of more than 9,000 spectators. Gerula has steadfastly maintained she won that scrap Wallberg won by unanimous decision and it has her plenty motivated going back across the pond for the rematch.

She didnt beat me on her own, Gerula said. She beat me with three judges and a sanctioning body with an agenda.

Asked what she must do differently this time around, Gerula said nothing. I hope everything is the same, where all the close rounds go to the challenger.

If anything, Gerula and trainer Mark Collins have been focusing on her defence. Wallberg is a couple inches taller, and Gerula figures the judges, who were from Hungary, Belgium and Germany, were fooled into thinking the Golden Girl controlled the match due to her slight size advantage.

The 5-foot-5 personal trainer doesnt plan on letting Wallberg have any such perceived edge this time, noting the only advantages the champ had last November were because of head butts and grabbing Gerula by the shoulders.

Shes got the title, Gerula said. I cant believe she actually thinks she earned it, but shes definitely going to be trained and ready.

Gerula (13-11-2) won the WBC title in April 2009 and defended it twice before losing it to Wallberg, who is 9-0.

Next Saturdays bout will consist of 10 two-minute rounds, making it the first of its kind in Sweden. The first Gerula-Wallberg fight was reportedly the first professional eight-round boxing match in the Scandinavian country since 1967.


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