April 30, 2002, Santa Ann Star
Casino, in Bernalillo, New Mexico
Jessica Rakoczy, 137, remained undefeated when she won by a
unanimous decision over Gloria Ramirez, 135.5. Rakoczy is now
and Ramirez fell to 8-11-3 (2KO). In another women’s match on the card, Las Vegan
Lisa Lovell, 136.5, defeated B.J. Felter, 130, by a unanimous decision in a
scheduled four-round bout. Lovell improved her record to 2-4-0 (1KO), and Felter remains winless as a pro, with a
April 29, 2002 Tokyo, Japan
April 27, 2002 – Savannah, Georgia
Layla McCarter defeated Emiko Raiko with a unanimous decision. Raika is
the current Japanese Women Boxing Association Featherweight
Champion. Raika came into the fight undefeated with a 6-0-0
record. Luis Tapia told WBAN, "Layla took Raika to school
and showed outstanding boxing ability to a country which had never
seen women boxing like that before." McCarter improved
her record to 10-7-3 (2KO) and Raika is now 6-1-0.
Chevelle Hallback won a six-round unanimous decision over
Brenda Bell-Drexel. There were no knockdowns, but Bell-Drexel was
wobbled in the six round by Hallback. Hallback told WBAN that she
took some good shots from Bell-Drexel and that she was aggressive
throughout the fight. Hallback had come into the fight weighing
132.8. Bell-Drexel came in over the weight at 140 lbs. Final Scoring
by the judges was 60-55, 60-54, and 60-55. Hallback improved her
record to 7-3-1 (4KO) and Drexel-Bell is now 5-13-1.
April 27, 2002, Grivegnee, Belgium
Nathalie Toro KO2 Tiffany Decayeux.
April 27, 2002 -Stratosphere Hotel,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Wendy Rodriguez defeated Delia "Chikita"
Gonzalez with a majority decision. Wendy Rodriguez, 110 lbs., won a close majority decision over Delia Gonzalez, 108.5. According to news sources this was a very close fight, and some boxing fans that wrote into WBAN said that the fight could have easily been a draw.
Gonzalez used her reach advantage over the shorter Rodriguez. Rodriguez was very effective fighting from the inside, but Gonzalez was able to deliver some crisp and clean shots. The matchup was an excellent six-rounder. Final scoring from the judges was a mixed bag of decisions, scoring the match 57-57, 58-56, and 59-55. Rodriguez improved her record to 8-1-3, (1KO), and Gonzalez is now 11-7-3 (3KO).
April 26, 2002 – Horizon Convention
Center, Muncie, Indiana
Kristy Follmar TKO1 1:02 Yvonne Sidney, of Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. Follmar was reported to be scheduled to fight Willicia
Moorehead from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Scott Swain of the Scott Press
said that she walked to her corner and refused to come back out.
Follmar is now 2-0-0.
26, 2002 -
Palm Springs, California
Sunshine Fettkether and Summer DeLeon had
a four-round draw. Craig Ogawa covered this bout and
said that it was a tremendous fight. There will be a report
posted soon. The final scoring was 39-37, 37-39, and
38-38. Deleon is now 7-5-2 (1KO), and Fettkether is 2-2-1
(1KO). Report by Craig Ogawa: PALM
SPRINGS (APR 28) On Friday, April 26, in a battle between two
of the sport’s athletic noblewomen, Summer DeLeon of St.
George, Utah and Sunshine Fettkether of Phoenix, Arizona
fought a thrilling 4-round draw before a clearly captivated audience
in Palm Springs. Although there were no knockdowns, this was a
fast-paced match with solid shots bringing oohs-and-aahs from the
crowd and Fettkether mightily trying to overwhelm DeLeon with the
sheer force of her assault. After taking a couple of crisp
jabs from DeLeon, Fettkether began pressing the action about 30
seconds into the fight, getting quickly off the mark on many of her
attacks, leading with a barrage of punches that backed up DeLeon and
trapped her against the ropes. In the long stretches
against the ropes it looked like Fettkether might finish off her
opponent but the big bomb never quite connected. DeLeon covered up,
seemed to avoid the worst and cautiously (very cautiously!)
picked spots to counter, which she did effectively except for the
end of round 3 when Fettkether’s attempt to pummel DeLeon into
submission in her own corner was only brought to a halt by the
bell. DeLeon, who defeated Fettkether in their first
encounter by majority decision last August in Pala, California, was
most comfortable when both sides angled for openings, quickly
flicking in a left here, a right there. She showed considerable
poise and patience weathering Fettkether’s onslaught along the
ropes, and managed to consistently score when Fettkether paused in
her attack, snapping off quick, stinging counters. The sharpness of
her punches cleanly landing in isolation obviously impressed two of
the judges enough to offset the blur of action and the greater
number of punches when Fettkether was on the attack. Judges'
scores: 39-37 for DeLeon, 39-37 for Fettkether, 38-38 draw.
26, 2002 - Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California
132, TKO2 1:40 Sue Mullett,
131, in the second round.
Alcorn remains undefeated with a 13-0-0 (9KO). Mullett is 7-7-0
(4KO). This was for a WIBF
Lightweight title belt. It is unfortunate that the WIBF has slipped
in some of it's credibility after having so many inferior matchups
for supposed world titles.
April 26, 2002 The Colorado State Golden Gloves
Tournament - Amateurs
Senior 112-pound -- Melissa
Barela defeated Shilpa Bakre, points; Senior 112-pound --
Katie Meehan def. Mary Alice Munoz, RSC; Senior 125 --
Erika Liciaga def. Teresa Legg, points; Senior
125-pound -- Renee Marez d. Megan Boren, points;
Senior 106-pound -- Sheila Trujillo defeated. Krystal
April 26, 2002-Mountain Casino
Friant, California -
Lisa Lewis TKO4 Erica Sugar. There
are no further details, other than Sugar did not come out after the
third round. (inset photo of Erica Sugar, WBAN does not have a photo
of Lisa Lewis)
April 26, 2002 -
April 26, 2002 -Ramada Hotel,
Toronto, Canada - EXHIBITION
Olga Heron had an three-round exhibition match with Lisa
Brown. Heron and Brown wore headgear. No decision. Immediately
after the match, Olga took the microphone and thanked everybody,
including Lisa Brown and told her it was an honor to be in the same
ring with such an experienced boxer. Lisa used the ring very
well and controlled the pace of the fight. Olga did catch Lisa
with several good right hand counters during the exhibition.
Zulfia Koutdoussova, 136.5, fights out of Chicago, but is
from Russia, won by a unanimous decision over Tracy Byrd,
134. WBAN’s Insider said that the women’s match was one of the
most exciting and best on this night’s card. The fight was a very
closely fought six-rounder, providing boxing fans with two talented
boxers in a truly competitive matchup. Judges scoring
59-55, 59-55, 59-55. Zulfia is now 13-3-0 (4KO), and Byrd is
25, 2002- Tallahassee, Florida
Rolanda Andrews TKO2 1:49 Pamela Opdyke in a scheduled
four-round featherweight bout. News sources reported that Opdyke had the
will, but she wasn't able to handle the power of Rolanda Andrews.
Andrews knocked Opdyke down with a series of punches to the head
that ended the scheduled four-rounder. Rolanda improved
her record to 5-5-0 (3KO) that is including Rolanda KO'ing Mia St.
John, and Opdyke is 0-8-0 (0KO).
April 25, 2002
Golden Boy Productions, Marriott Hotel in
Marilyn Salcido, Rialto, California, won a four-round unanimous decision
over Mary Duron, Anaheim, California. Final scoring was 40-36 on all three
judges score cards. This was Marilyn's second victory in four days.
On Sunday the 21st in Laughlin on Heavy weight Explosion she
defeated Robin Pinto with a unanimous decision.
Salcido is now 8-2-2 (1KO), and Duron is 3-3-0 (0KO).
25, 2002 At the Laredo Civic Center, in Laredo, Texas, with a
packed house of boxing fans, Ann "Brown Sugar"
Wolfe, 158, TKO'd Shirvelle Williams, 157 1:40 seconds of the first round! Report by Sue
TL Fox: At the Laredo Civic Center, in Laredo, Texas, with a packed house
of boxing fans, Ann "Brown Sugar" Wolfe, 158, TKO'd Shirvelle
Williams, 157 1:40 seconds of the first round! Lori Steinhorst called by
phone as she sat ringside, and while the fight was in progress. Steinhorst
told Fox, "Don’t think it is going to last too long. Shirvelle is
hanging in there…real strong. Ann rocked Shirvelle. On her way down, she’s
on her way down---barely hanging in there. She is wobbling, she’s holding
on, but doesn’t look too good. Big right on Shirvelle. She is not going to
make it---they just stopped the fight." As the ring announcer gave out
the time for the TKO, the announcer referred to Ann as the "Big Bad
Wolfe." ( The announcer had Ann’s ring name incorrect as she is
known as "Brown Sugar" and Valerie Mahfood has claimed her name to
fame as the "Big Bad Wolfe.") After the fight, Fox interviewed
Shirvelle Williams. Williams said, "She (Ann) came to hurt me. I went
back on the ropes. They (the ref) didn’t see the body shots I was doing. I
hit her with good body punches. Ann came out real fast, and she hit me once
and I covered up and then they stopped the fight." Williams went on to
say that she did not understand why the fight would be stopped. She felt
that when she fought Marsha Valley that she was given an opportunity to
fight the six rounds. Fox then interview Ann Wolfe. Wolfe said, "First
of all I want to thank you and tell you how much I appreciate what you do
for women’s boxing on the net. Some said that the referee should have let
her (Williams) keep fighting. I wish that the ref had let the fight continue
so that I could have knocked her A…on the ground. She took some heavy
shots. I will give her a rematch. I feel that if the ref had let the fight
go past the first round, that I would have knocked her out in the second,
and they would have taken her away in an ambulance. She has a strong chin,
and I take nothing away from this fighter. She took heavier and more power
shots than others I have fought." Wolfe also commented that when she
fought Kelly Whaley that she could not understand why the ref had stopped
the fight, as Whaley was holding her own in their fight.
21, 2002 - Flamingo Hotel, Laughlin, Nevada|
112, won by a
four-round unanimous decision over Robin Pinto, 115,
on a Cedric
Kushner Card. Final scores were 40-36, 39-37, 40-36. The fight
was filled with action and the boxers fought toe-to-toe. There were
no knockdowns. Salcido improved her record to 7-2-2 (1KO).Pinto is now
April 20, 2002 - Black Orchid
Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, Promoted by 8 Count Productions
Audrey Vela, 119 lbs, Austin, Texas, won by a four-round
unanimous decision over Jimi
Chartrand, 124 1/2 lbs., Chicago, Illinois. Vela who
has an amateur background with one win as a pro, was the most active
in the four-rounder. There were no knockdowns. Final scoring is
40-35, 39-37, 39-37. Vela remains undefeated at 2-0-0 (1KO). Chartrand is
April 20, 2002 - The Moon,
Lightweight Jodi Kombrinck, Tallahassee won a four-round unanimous decision
over Antoinette Weaver. Judges scoring was 40-36 for all.
Kombrinck improved her record to 4-2-0 (2KO), and Weaver is 0-1-0
April 20, 2002 -HBO Card -MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Elena Reid, 114.5, 7-1-2, won a four-round unanimous decision over
Luz Rodriguez, 111, 1-3-1. There were no knockdowns. Final Judging 39-36, 39-37, and
April 20, 2002 in
Greensboro, North Carolina
Carlette Ewell TKO2, one minute into the round over Denise
Grant. Both boxers were making their pro debut.
April 20, 2002
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Nikki Eplion, South Point, Ohio, TKO3 Gwen Wood,
Glenn Easton, West Virginia, in a scheduled four-round heavyweight
bout. Both boxers come from the Toughwomen competitions and both
were making their pro debut.
April 20, 2002 -New
Originally WBAN posted
Senoglu (Turkish but living in Germany) would be fighting Viktoria
Varga of Hungary for an "unknown" sanctioned
world title. VARGA did not fight Senoglu, and WBAN's
European Correspondent, Torben L. translated the following
German article about this event that occurred on April 20:
"According to the
report the scheduled opponent for
Aynur Senoglu, Viktoria
Varga, had to pull out of the fight due to flu. She was
substituted by Judith
also of Hungary. The fight was stopped 8 seconds into the third
round, when Aynur Senoglu's corner threw in the towel. The
report states that Aynur Senoglu had little to put up against the
Hungarian fighter, and was chased around the ring for the two
rounds. Apparently she had planned to seek leave from her work to
pursue her career in pro boxing if she won this fight, but that
seems to out of the question now. Palecianu
is now 2-3-1 (1KO). The promoter Andreas Graf,
stated that he would not include women boxers on his cards in the
future, with the exception of local girl Nicole Richter."
20, 2002 - Gdansk, Poland
Regina Halmich, now 39-1-0 (14KO) TKO4 inferior opponent Anca
Moise, who is now 0-4-0.. Believe it or not folks....This
was a defense of Ms. Halmich's WIBF "World" Flyweight
belt. WBAN doesn't know which "World" they are
April 19, 2002 -
Norwalk Marriott Hotel, Norwalk, California - Report by Craig Ogawa (Muay
In the 5-round semi-main
event Friday night, 16-year old Claudia Vidaurri defeated Katie
Yang by unanimous decision in a close match to retain her UWMTA
bantamweight title. Both women displayed impressive
skills, mixing a disciplined search for openings with stern
determination in the sharp exchanges. The young Vidaurri,
representing John McPhail's La Puente Muay Thai, showed excellent
versatility, switching quickly to the use of knees and clinching her
opponent’s neck (a standard Muay Thai technique) when the
opportunity arose and throwing her to the canvas in the 2nd
round. Neither woman ever appeared to be in serious danger as both
carefully tried to pick their spots and find their openings. Early
on, Vidaurri was successful leading with consecutive lefts as decoys
to set up her right, but halfway through the 3rd Yang figured it out
and timed a solid right counter. While the high school junior
Vidaurri, who has a whole athletic career in front of her,
deservedly garners attention for the rapid refinement
of her skills, Katie Yang’s performance reminds us of the wide
range of athletes needed to keep the sport dynamic. Working
full time and competing without the backing of a well-connected
local gym since moving from the San Francisco area (where she
represented the acclaimed Fairtex Gym) Yang posed the formidable
challenge that a rising young athlete needs, announcing her presence
with a hard right leg to Vidaurri’s side early in the 1st round
and landing some solid right crosses including one that had Vidaurri
up in the 5th. Yang weighed in at 117 pounds, Vidaurri
115-1/2. The unanimous decision was announced (rather oddly it
seemed) without the judges’ scores. On the undercard,
in the other women’s match of the evening, Adri Harding
(misspelled as Adi Hadiny in the prematch publicity!) appeared to
bloody her opponent Mia Madison in the 1st round and followed
aggressive use of the knees to take a split decision in a 3-round
match. Judges’ scorecards: 29-28, 28-29, 30-27. A
standing-room only crowd of around 900 strained the capacity of the
Marriott Hotel’s ballroom, rewarded by excellent matchups put
by promoter Vut Kamnark (ably assisted by Mark Komuro).
April 19, 2002 – Barranquilla,
Lightweights Angie Rocha, from Barranquilla, won a four-round
majority decision over Yolanda Marrugo, Cartagena, Colombia. The fight was
televised on "Telecaribe", a local television station.
April 18, 2002 -
Lightweight Michelle Nielsen, Houston, Texas won a four-round
unanimousdecision over Patricia Acosta of Allen, Texas.
Nielsen improved her record to 6-1-1 (2KO), and Acosta is now 4-1-1
April 18, 2002 -Days
Inn, South Whitehall, PA
Cori Row, Philadelphia won a four-round unanimous decision
over Darlene Sabo of Berwick, Pennsylvania. Sabo is now
April 16, 2002 - Saint Vallier,
Nancy Joseph, Nice, France TKO3 Flakova Lenka. Joseph remains undefeated at 6-0-0 (3KO). Vidova fell to
April 14, 2002- Mannheim, Germany
In a WIBF Featherweight title bout, Silke Weickenmeier,
Speyer, Germany won a controversial 10-round
majority decision over Galina Giumliiska, of Bulgaria. Weickenmeier improved her record to
and Giumliiska fell to 5-7-0 (1KO).
April 13, 2002 - Mountaineer
Race Track and Gaming Resort, near Chester, WV
Shadina Pennybaker, Pittsburgh, PA, won a four-round controversial split
decision over Bonnie Wherry, Cleveland, Ohio, in a welterweight bout.
Final scoring by judges was 39-37, 39-37 for Pennybaker, and 39-37 for
Wherry. WBAN's inside reporter said that the boxing fans were not happy
with the decision. Pennybaker improved her record to 4-1-0 (1KO,
and Wherry dropped to 2-3-0 (1KO).
April 13, 2002 -
Brooklyn, Maryland (Excerpt)
Report by LongJab: BROOKLYN, Md. – (April 13) – Humility
sometimes is a difficult pill to swallow. This evening at the
Brooklyn Boxing Club, a gym, packed full of family and friends,
rooting for the local amateur talent, observed as some members of
the home team had to swallow that pill of humility, however, they
did it with grace and dignity. In the semi-main event of the
evening, Tricia Hanson, (141) a newcomer to
the sport of women’s boxing faced a difficult task of fighting a
girl who seemed to tower over her. Elizabeth Mooney, (146)
coming all the way from Albany, New York to make her amateur debut
against Hanson, was indeed a formidable opponent for the local girl.
Taking full advantage of her obvious reach over Hanson, Mooney stuck
a stiff jab and several right hands
relentlessly in Hanson’s face for three rounds. With additional
problems with her hair occasionally obstructing her vision inside of
Hanson showed heart and courage. She never stopped trying to
overcome the jab and in spite of losing the match by decision,
Hanson came out a winner
anyway because of how she handled her first defeat - with grace and
dignity. In the main event of the evening, Soraya Signorina
(139) swallowed some
humility also and relinquished her Maryland State Junior
Welterweight title belt, losing a four round decision to a tough,
fast and a little taller Cassandra McPherson. (136) McPherson, from nearby Washington,
D.C., was actually filling in for Signorina’s originally scheduled
Bovee, who broke her foot and could not compete. In a similar
circumstance, Signorina, like Hanson, had to overcome a reach
disadvantage and did so early in the first round, however, for the
remainder of the bout, McPherson took command and would not allow
the champ to get inside of her jab and landed several rights as
well. McPherson also received the Boxer of the
Night Trophy. In
attendance was the local legendary trainer, Mack Lewis. Mr. Lewis
originally trained the former World Heavyweight Champion, Hasim 'The
Rock' Rathmann, when he was a boy. A special thanks goes out to the
Chief Official Steve Greber for his
assistance on this article, as well as Danny Kisner, for providing
Brooklyn Boxing Club as the venue for this event, not to mention,
his permission to allow this article to be presented and last, but
not least, USA Boxing, in conjunction with the South Atlantic
Association for their support of the development of these amateur
athletes. Without their support, amateur boxing would not be
April 13, 2002 -
Isleta Casino -Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jackie Chavez TKO1 1:41 second, Jody Johnson. Johnson was making her
pro debut. Apparently this was a mismatch after WBAN received
feedback about this matchup. Chris Cozzone of New Mexico
Boxing said that Johnson looked like she had never strapped on a
pair of gloves. Chavez is now 4-0-0 (3KO), and
Johnson is 0-1-0.
April 13, 2002 - Arena México, México City, México
Delia Lopez won by a six-round unanimous decision over Gloria
Rios in a Junior Flyweight bout. Judges scoriing was 58-56,
58-57, and 58-56. Lopez improved her record to 3-0-1 (0KO), and Rio fell
to 3-3-0 (0KO).
April 13, 2002 -
the Shooting Star Casino, before a packed crowd of over
2000 screaming fan, Carley Pesente (3-2), 197
lbs., scored a first-round knockout of Margie Jones (3-7), 210 lbs. According to news sources, Pesente came out throwing
combinations and put Jones on the defensive from the start.
Pesente hammered the outmatched Jones to the canvas twice
before finishing her off. The fight was stopped at 1:07
seconds of the first round after Jones was knocked down and out for
the third time. (Jones is the boxer
who was called the 48-year old "grandma" who fought Laila
Ali. Jones has to be 49 or 50 years old.)
12, 2002 - Stardust Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Yvonne Caples defeated Para Draine with
a controversial six-round majority decision in the Jr. Flyweight (110 lbs)
division. The judges scores were 58-56, 58-56 for Caples, and 57-57
for a draw.
April 12, 2002 -Miami, Oklahoma
Jaime Clampitt won a four-round unanimous decision over Kanicia Eley. Clampitt has improved her record to
7-2-0 (1KO), and Eley
is now 2-2-0 (1KO).
12, 2002 - Washington DC
At the D.C. Tunnel Event Center, in
Washington, D.C., Isra "Raging Beauty" Girgrah won a six-round unanimous
decision over Cheryl Nance. All judges scoring was 60-54, 59-55, and 59-55.
improved her record to 20-3-2 (9KO). Nance dropped to 6-7-0 (6KO).
12, 2002 - Coolangatta Hotel
Gold Coast, Australia
Australian Woman's Junior Bantamweight
Pauline O'Hello, 54.25kgs, won an eight-round split decision over Edith
Smith, 54.00kgs. Judges scoring was 79-75, 78-75, and 75-78.
April 11, 2002 -
On a Golden
Boy Promotions card Jessica Mohs defeated Karen Martin, with a shutout of 40-33 on all judges score cards.
According to news sources, Martin was dropped three times in the
first round. Mohs had just fought on March 22, where she
KO'd her opponent, Rita Valentini in the first round.
April 10, 2002 -
Mariana Juarez TKO1 Miriam Serrano.
April 7, 2002 -
Soboba Casino, San Jacinto, California
Mia St. John,
133, won by a four-round unanimous decision over Janae
132. St. John improved her record to 24-1-1,
and Romero fell to 2-2-1.
One news source said, "Mia St John
had little problem with Janae Romero, dominating all four rounds in
a unanimous decision win."
April 7, 2002 -
Maria Noroszsnik, Szeged, Hungary, had a four-round
draw with Judit Palecianu of Romania.
April 7, 2002
Lightweight Zelda Tekin, Charleroi, won a four-round
unanimous decision over Tiffany Decayeux, France.
April 6, 2002 -
15-1-0 defended her WIBF title by defeating Reka Krempf,
2-1-1....One observer, Fernando Rojo, said that the fight was
"extremely boring." On WBAN's Boxing Rumble
Forum, Jon Fox from the UK said the following about the fight:
"Daisy Lang has just
beaten Reka Krempf on points in defence of her WIBF World Junior
Bantamweight title. All three judges only gave the Hungarian
challenger a single round. But Krempf was introduced to the
gullible Hamburg spectators as being 6-0-1 whereas we know (do we
not, folks?) that she's a mere 2-0-1, having had her first pro fight
on 9th February last (against Gyongyi Szucs - 0-1-1), her second pro fight on 22nd February
(against Angela Nagy - 1-5-1) and her third pro fight on 12th of last month
(against Olena Samoday whose only previous experience was 2 defeats at the
hands of Szilvia Csicsely way back in 2000). It's not therefore
surprising that Ms. Krempf was more technically limited even than
Daisy. Hence the result. As for the fight, very little
leather was landed in anger. It rarely is in a Lang fight.
This is a lady who seems devoted to
the strict rationing of thrills. Neither fighter came remotely
close to being hurt or in trouble. Then everybody went home.
What a waste of time."
April 6, 2002 - Germany - Amateur
Report from Germany news
Petra Langenbrink was the only athlete who took part in two
fights, at KS-Lüneburg's big women's boxing night in the
Nordlandhalle - and could celebrate two convincing victories.
Altogether 37 boxers from all over the Republic entered the ring, in
this mega event, which was a first for Germany. "This
tournament has proved, that the women are not inferior to the
men" concluded Horst Dlabola from KSL, at the end of the
almost 4 hour long event, to the applause of the close to 200
pleased boxing fans. "Not a single warning in 19 fights"
proved the fairness of the women boxers. Fair and at times
very tough, was the way the boxers from Flyweight (106 lbs) to
heavyweight (170 lbs) presented themselves in the ring. Petra
Langenbrink fought the opening fight in the featherweight division.
As her scheduled opponent had to cancel due to an injury, the
Lüneburg women fought the two remaining women in her weight class.
The very first fight was all go. Langenbrink sent her opponent Alesia
Tarmin (Stuttgart) into the ropes with a hard right hand in the
first round. Her opponent took a standing count, but got her act
back together and tried to provoke Petra Langenbrink out of her
defense. "Every time I hit her hard, she laughed at me, as to
say "come on, hit me". That is exactly what Langenbrink
did, but she did stick to her tactics and won a clear points
decision. However, not all fights lasted the scheduled 3
rounds. Some was stopped after a few seconds due to superiority of
one of the fighters. But most of the participants were well matched
in skills, and fought some good, exciting fights on a high level
right until the last bell. Petra Langenbrink closed the
proceedings of the evening with her second fight. After an even
first round against the southpaw Jasmin Kreis (Weinheim). she
won her second decision, through some good clean punches later in
the fight. "Two fights and to wins" her trainer Frank
Göhner summed up, and added "that fits like hand in eye"
and literally: The left eye of Langenbrink's second opponent was
completely closed by a swelling at the time the winner was declared.
The event was over and out, but that is not the case of any of the
women boxers. They had made the best possible advertisement for
5, 2002 - Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona
Elena Reid, 7-1-2, 116 lbs., won a six-round unanimous
decision over Monica Michel, 113 lbs. News sources report
that the fight was a non-stop action.
April 4, 2002 -
At the Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Missy Fiorentino, 2-0-0 (2KO) KO2
April 3, 2002 - 75th
Chicagoland Golden Gloves Tournament, Chicago, Illinois - Amateur
Amber Gideon of Windy City defeated Margaret Buehler
of Luyando Boxing Club in a rematch of last year's 132-pound female
open. Winners in the open category advance to national Golden Gloves
competition, where four-time Chicago champion Gideon also is
defending champion. Source: Chicago Sports