On August 29, 2000 -
Kathy Williams defeated Tracy Moulton for the vacant IBA
Junior Bantamweight Championship. The final
scoring was 100-88, 100-88, 99-91 Williams is now
11-2, and Moulton fell to 4-3.
August 26, 2000 Fresno, California
Grizoffi, a former bodybuilding champion, lost her
professional debut against Erin Toughill of
Los Angeles by unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-35).
Correena Grizoffi, 29,
has been concentrating on the physical part for 17
years. She weighin in at 169 1/2, for her four-round
bout against Toughill. Grizoffi has competed in
nine different shows and has won most of those. She also participated in rugby and was in the American
Gladiators television show seven years ago.
August 26, 2000-Las Vegas,
Elena Reid TKO'd Jessica Combs 58 seconds in the first
round. The Jessica Combs v. Elena Reid fight on the undercard of the Vargas/Thompson match held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas tonight, turned out to be exciting in ways not predicted by the advance publicity on Jessica Combs.
August 26, 2000 -
Jo Jo Wyman defeated Sandy Yard with a six-round unanimous
decision. According to reports, Wyman knocked
Yard down twice. Wyman is now 7-2, and Yard's
record fell to 11-3-2.
August 25, 2000 -
TKO'd Consuelo Paternini in the third
round, and won the first WIBA title. It was the iberoamerican title
at 140 lbs. According to the "Colombian
friend" at end of the third round round Consuelo
she went to her corner she was almost knocked
out. When the bell rang to begin the fourth
round, Consuelo said, "no more." Consuelo was a good boxer, but the technical quality
of the bout was not good. It was a good
fight for Pardo. (A special thanks to the Colombian
friend for the fight report.)
August 25, 2000 -Manchester, New Hampshire Raquel
Tebo defeated Alison King in a five-round
Unanimous decision. Her record is now 1-1-1, and King
was making her pro debut.
August 23, 2000 - Rosemont, Illinois
Laura Braneginn TKO'd Chris Kreuz when
apparently she injured her foot during the fight.
Kreuz is now 13-5-2.
24, 2000 - Worley, Idaho
Spokane featherweight Layla McCarter (5-4-1) scored a first-round TKO over
Jamie Day of Salt Lake City. Day is now a WBAN
0-3 fighter with a 0-3 record.
Aug 20, 2000 - The
Harrahs, Kansas City, Missouri
evened her record at 3-3 (2 KO), scoring a four-round unanimous decision over
Gina Greenwald in a women's featherweight bout.
Greenwald is now 1-5.
Aug 19, 2000
Silkeborg, DEN, S-hallerne, est 250, AV Sportpromotion
(First professional boxing show ever in Silkeborg.)
Anita Christensen (119)
, Denmark, TKO'd Romy Heine (110),
Germany in a scheduled six rounder. As one
observer stated about the fight, "A single
eight count, and a knockdown and this inept little,
working from a southpaw stance, German girl was
stopped. Her record was given as 7-2-1. A
Aug 19, 2000,
Liz Mueller (134) defeated Jane Couch
(133) in a lightweight six-round unanimous
decision. The final scoring in the lightweight
bout was 59-55 for all three judges. Mueller
is now (5-0, 2 KOs) and Couch dropped to (13-3, 6 KOs).
According to news sources, Couch won the first round,
but Mueller, the state's only female professional
boxer, hit her stride in the second round and
dominated the rest of the way. Mueller was quoted as
saying “I could feel her fatigue,” WBAN has
another word that could be substitutution for
"fatigue----It is called "Jet
Lag." A congratulations to Mueller
for stepping up her competition and taking on the
2000 Civic Center, Columbus, Ohio
Tinitia Austin defeated Cynthia
Lozano in a four-round majority decision. Austin
is now 3-0, and Cynthia, who was making her pro debut
is now 0-1.
August 13, 2000
Jimi Chartrand TKO'd Lonita Dow of
at 1:42 of the second round. Chartrand is now
1-0-1, Dow is now 0-2.
August 13, 2000 -Reno,
Nina Gonzales (118 lbs) defeated Trena
Drotar (116) in a UD. Gonzales is now 2-1,
and Drotar dropped to 2-3.
August 12, 2000 Paris Hotel, Las
Christy Martin defeated
Dianna Lewis in a welterweight 10-round unanimous
decision. Martin moved her record to
(40-2-2) and Dianna Lewis dropped (9-2-1).
All three judges scored the fight 100-90. Las Vegas
Inside reporter said that even though the fight went
the distance. Martin dominated every round. Martin threw some heavy leather on Lewis, but Lewis is
a very tough fighter and showed that she could,
"Take a punch."
Melissa Salomone (128 1/2) and Laura
Serrano (127 1/2) fought to a ten-round
majority draw. One judge gave the fight to Salomone,
another judge scored it for Serrano, and the third
judge scored the fight a draw. Salomone is now 19-0-1,
and Serrano is 19-0-2.
2000 Toppenish, Washington
Kelsey Jeffries defeated Cynthia Prouder in a WIBF
Featherweight champion with a 10-round unanimous
decision. Jeffries is the champ and has improved
her record to 8-1-1. Jeffries said in a local
Yakima Newspaper, "I've been training for this
for a while," said the Apple Computers employee
from Gilroy, Calif. "When I got inside the ring,
I felt I was the stronger fighter ... and just wanted
to play my fight." The final judges scores were
100-90, 99-91 and 99-92.
August 11, 2000 -
Atlantic City NJ
Kathy Collins, (140) defeated Cheryl Nance in
a six-round unanimous decision. Collins improved her
record to 14-1-3, and Nance has dropped to 5-5.
August 10, 2000 Houston,
Texas, Astro Arena,
Middle Lite Series: Valerie Mahfood (165) defeated
Mary Ann Almager (165)
with a TKO 57 seconds in the fifth round and retained
her IWBF Super-Middleweight belt! Mahfood's record
improved to 10-3-0 (6KO), and Almager's fell to
August 5, 2000, Wisconsin,
HBO, KO Nation
Andrea Nelson of Dodgeville,
Wisc., pounded out a unanimous decision
over a fired up Brenda Bell Drexel of San Marcos, Tex., Saturday,
Aug. 5, in their four-round lightweight bout, a preliminary to a KO Nation boxing
program aired over HBO from Madison, Wisc. The women's bout and the other
three men's matches were not broadcast by the television network.
Nelson advanced her professional record to 4-0 on the unanimous decision while Drexel slipped to 4-6-1. The lightweight women's bout was
well fought and counted as one of the better fights on the undercard for the
two featured title fights.
August 5, 2000, Silver Star Casino,
defeated Geneva Buckhalter
by a unanimous decision. Bill has improved her
record to 3-5.
August 4, 2000 -
Mary Wells won a four-round unanimous decision over
Dorothy Foss. Foss was making her pro debut, and is a
local fighter in Oklahoma. While making her debut,
Dorothy Foss is no stranger to combat sports--she is also a submission wrestler,
kick boxer and ultimate fighter. In an interview with
Wells, she said that she felt she had dominated the fight all four rounds.
Wells said that Foss landed a solid over hand right at the end of the fourth which almost knocked her out. At the
end of the third round, Mary said that she felt like
she "almost had Foss." Both women according to
Mary had bloody noses. Wells is now 3-0, and Foss 0-1.
(Report sent in by Esteban Erik Stipnieks)
4, 2000 -Austin, Texas
Sara Goodson vs. Jay Vegas- Vegas
won by UD Decision. As one timekeeper commented, "She is too tough for her own
good" referring to Goodson. Goodson
had her plan already set in place at prefight to
"attack and attack". Her
opponent, Jay Vegas's strategy was to out box
Goodson. Jay did it from the first to the last
round. She was the more polished of the two fighters
while Goodson tried to bulldog. This was one while
going to the cards was an easy decision.
Melinda Robinson vs. Justina Nielson brought up
the question whether Melinda is in the waning moments
of her career. The decision was split and two of the
judges discussing the bout in an intermission said
simply they voted for Nielson because she hit harder
and was more accurate as well as being better on the
defensive. Melinda was the brawler of the two forcing
the action throughout the fight. Linda Tenburg vs.
Layla McCarter was a four-round strategic
battle. Complaints about women's boxing lacking
defensive skill or boxing skill were defeated in this
bout. McCarter won by unanimous decision. She was
slightly more skillful of the two. If there was
any controversy for the night, it involved a
close bout between Lori Lord and Yvonne
Caples. Lord won by UD.
4, 2000 Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada (ESPN2)
Geraldine Iglesias defeated Irichelle Duran with a
four-round split decision. The decision was followed by
"boos", and Duran was disappointed to
receive a loss. Iglesias was very excited and
has decided to move to Las Vegas to find a good
trainer and succeed in the sport. It was a good fight
for two fighters that had little experience.
August 5, 2000 - HBO
Andrea Nelson of
Dodgeville, a lightweight trained by Lynch, improved
to 4-0 with a four-round unanimous decision over Brenda
Bell Drexel of San Marcos, Texas.
4, 2000 - South Korea
Kim Messer defeated Yumi Takano with
a 10-round unanimous decision for the vacant IFBA Jr. Flyweight Title.
Messer is the new champion! Scoring 116-115,
119-114, 117-114. Messer improves to 9-2 (2 KOs).
Takano drops to 9-4. It was the first official women's
bout in Korea.