Christy Martin loses comeback bout

Updated: June 4, 2011, 10:50 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Christy Martin returned to the ring six months after she was left for dead following a brutal attack, losing to Dakota Stone after breaking her right hand.

Martin was winning on all three scorecards Saturday night at Staples Center when the ring doctor stopped the fight at 1:09 of the sixth and final round.

Jim Martin, her husband and longtime trainer, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery for the attack on Martin on Nov. 23 at their home in Orlando, Fla. His trail is scheduled for October.

Martin had told him that she was leaving him for another woman.

"The Coal Miner's Daughter" continues to battle emotional scars but recovered quickly enough physically to schedule a fight for April. She pulled out because of a rib injury.


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