A tough weekend was made worst for Shannon Courtenay last night as she was handed the second defeat of her professional career by Jamie Mitchell.

In a ten round fight that went all the way, a majority decision went in favour of the American fighter 95-95,97-93, 96-94.

It rubbed salt into the wounds of the 'Baby Face Assassin' who was stripped of her WBA world bantamweight title the night before after failing to make weight for the fight.

The Watford boxer came in 2 1/2lbs over the required limit and was unable to shake it off in the time given to her.

In a statement, Courtenay explained it was down to her menstrual cycle beginning and said weight had not been an issue during her fight camp.

Regardless, it meant that on the night she would not be going home with the belt, irrespective of what happened in the ring, but Mitchell produced a strong enough display to take the title back to the States with her.

Watford Observer:

After the fight, Courtenay said she thought she had done enough to win the bout, but paid respect to her opponent.

"I thought I won the fight, I landed the much heavier shots," she said.

"I don't see how I lost, but I have to pay respect to her, she's now world champion.

"That belt ain't gonna be on her waist for long. I've got a rematch and I'm gonna get it back."