August 31, 2002 -Lienz, Austria Bettina Csabi TKO2 in an overmatched bout with Lonella
Galina from Roumania. According to the brief report, the
Roumanian didn't have any chance against the experienced and hard
punching Csabi, and went down twice in the second round.
August 30, 2002 -
Janae Romero TKO1 Gina Sorice. Sorice, who was
making her pro debut, was dropped twice.
August 30, 2002 - Arena Boxing
Gym, St. Petersburg, Florida Shirvelle Williams won
a four-round majority decision over Cynthia Jones.
30, 2002 -Holiday Inn Center-Manchester, New Hampshire Belinda Laracuente, Florida, won easily with a
unanimous decision over Shakura Witherspoon,
Pennsylvania, in an eight rounder. Final scoring was 80-72,
80-72, and 80-73. Laracuente improved her record to 18-5-1 (9KO), and
Witherspoon fell with a (9-29-1 (3KO). Also, Patty Martinez won a four-round unanimous decision
over Terri Moss. Moss won the first rounds, and Martinez won
rounds 2, 3, 4.
August 27, 2002 - Savannah, Georgia
At the Savannah Civic Center, in front
of a packed house of 1,500 boxing fans, Chevelle Hallback, Plant City, Florida, won a 10-round unanimous
decision over Alicia "Slick" Ashley, and won the vacant IBA Junior
Lightweight World Championship. Final Scoring of judges were
98-92, 99-92 and 99-92.
August 24, 2002 - Atlanta City
At the Resorts Hotel and Casino, in Atlantic City, Isra Girgrah,
won the WIBF Jr. Lightweight title against Texas Michelle
Nielsen.Thomas Ryan of The Press of Atlantic City said,
"Michelle Nielsen won some respect Saturday. Isra Girgrah won
yet another title. Girgrah earned a 10-round unanimous decision over
Nielsen to win the vacant WIBF junior lightweight title in the
Superstar Theater at Resorts Atlantic City. Girgrah already owned
the IBF, UBA and IWBF world titles.Girgrah, of Washington, D.C.,
improved to 21-3-2 (9KO) with the 98-92, 98-93, 97-93 decision. The
Press scored the fight 96-94 for Girgrah. Nielsen's record is
now 5-3-1 (2KO).
August 24, 2002 - North
At the Four Bears Casino, in North Dakota, Carley Pesente,
207, 3-3-1 and Denise Callahan, 275, 0-1-1 had a four-round
draw. Final Scoring was 38-38, 37-37, and 39-37 for Pesente. WBAN’s
insider said that the bout was a "spirited fight" when
Pesente came out firing from the opening bell and in the first
minute of the round sent Callahan to the Canvas. Callahan responded
by getting up and mounting a fierce counter barrage of combinations,
pinning Pesente to the ropes with her weight and throwing several
hard punches. In the second round, both came out in a slugfest, with
both landing several hard punches to each other. Callahan continued
to use her weight to her advantage, and to muscle Pesente around the
ring---but Pesente landed several hard rights that staggered
Callahan. The third and fourth round begin and ended in much the
same way with both fighters slugging it out toe-to-toe. Pesente used
her speed and quickness to move around the ring, but tended to stop
punching after landing her combos allowing the bigger Callahan to
counter attack and use her weight to slow the quicker Pesente. The
fight won the top honors on the night for being the best bout of the
evening. Both sides have agreed to a rematch in the first week in
August 24, 2002 - Renaissance Hotel,
in Ft. Worth, Texas
Bantamweights Audrey Vela, Austin, improved her record to
3-0-0 (1KO) when she defeated Antoinette Weaver, Atlanta,
Georgia, with a four-round unanimous decision. In the first round,
the round was even. In the second round, Vela through more
combinations and was the more technical of the two. In the third
round, Vela had Weaver backing up when Vela dominated the round. In
the fourth round, both boxers fought toe-to-toe and there was a lot
of action. Final judging of the bout was 40-36, 40-36 and 39-37.
Weaver is now 0-2-0.
August 24, 2002 -Results from the
2002 National Women's Golden Gloves - Amateurs
Weight Class Champion all dec. Runner Up - 1) 100 Jr.
(12/13) champion Jordan Martinez, WY Runner up Jenny
Torres, CA; 2) champion 106 Jr. (11/12) Alexis Veal, LS - Runner
up Amanda Crespin, NM; 3) 105 Jr. (15/16) champion
Janet Rodriguez NM - Runner up Leshia Boyd, MI; 4) 112
Jr. (13/14) champion LaTonya King, MI - Runner up
Kimberlyn Ayala, Chicago, IL; 5) 112 Jr. (15/16) champion
Kristen Read, MO - Runner up Isabelle Salinas, CA; 6)
119 Jr. (13/14) champion Katie Klinefelter, IA - Runner up
Stephanie Martinez, TX; 7) 119 Jr. (15/16) champion
Chris Martinon, CA - Runner up Aylin Daytyan, CA 8)
139 Jr. (15/16) champion Olivia Fonseca, PE - Runner up
Jessica Avear, CA 9) 147 Jr. (15/16) champion Miranda
Banelle, NM - Runner up Nesheba Thomas, OH; 10) 165
Jr. (15/16) champion Marissa Diaz, NY - Runner up
Austina Lycan, WI; 11)champion Dana Dudley, GA
Unopposed; 12) 106 O champion Carina Moreno, CA -
Runner up Samantha Sanchez, Aurora, IL; 13) 112 O champion
Eileen Kuwaye, NY - Runner up Rosa Rubio, Chicago, IL; 14)
119 O champion Deborah Stein, NY- Runner up Anju
Reejhingham, WA; 15) 125 O champion Jessica Han, TX-
Runner up Amber GIdeon, Warrenville, IL; 16) 132 O
champion Carry Barry, MI - Runner up Christy Sloane, GA; 17)
139 O champion Molly McConnell, OR - Runner up Angel
Bovee, NY; 18) 147 O champion Natalie Brown, GA -
Runner up Desiree Mistrette, NY; 19) 156 O champion
Yvonne Reis, FL - Runner up Jenna Johnlin, OH; 20) 165
O champion Janaya Davis, GA- Runner up Lisa Steck, WI;
21) 178 O champion Bose Ijoala, Chicago, IL -
Runner up Teresa Pierozzi, CA; 22) 201 O champion
Elizabeth Kerin, IL - Runner up Sonji Lamonakis, MS; 23)
201+ champion Yvette Tatem, GA - Runner up Cindy
August 23, 2002 - PromoWest
Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio Terry Blair, Louisville, Kentucky won a four-round unanimous
decision over Sue Mullett, Burton Ohio. Blair improved her
record to 2-1-0 (1KO), and Mullett fell to 7-8-0 (4KO).
August 23, 2002 -
Las Vegas, Nevada At the Orleans Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas, Melinda
Cooper, 113, stopped Stephanie Dobbs 1:13 seconds
of the first round of a scheduled four-rounders. There were no
knockdowns... the Ref stopped the fight. Cooper is now 4-0-0 (2KO). Dobbs is
August 21, 2002 – Marriott Hotel,
Irvine, California Junior Bantamweights Mary Duron, Anaheim, and Monica
Michel, Albuquerque, New Mexico, had a draw. Final judging was
40-36 for Michel; 39-37 Duron, and 38-38.
August 21- August 24 DAY
TWO (Results for August 22) Ramada Hotel O'Hare - Women's National
Golden Gloves Tournament-Amateurs
1) 106 Jr. Leshia Boyd, MI dec. Krytsl Vasquez, FL; 2) 119 Jr.
Omeshia White-El dec Karisol Quintana, GA; 3) 119 Jr. Aylin Daytan,
CA dec Lauren Labuda, GA; 4) 119 Jr. Chris Martino, CA dec Kayla
Combs, NM; 5) 119 Jr. Betty Stephans, UT dec Amber Mauno, OH; 6) 112
O Rosa Rubio, Chicago dec Renee Brodacz, IL; 7) 112 O Karen Davis,
GA dec Becky Garcia, AZ; 8) 112 O Heather Donoho, CA dec Vanessa
Greco, NY; 9) 112 O Eileen Kuwaye, NY RCS2 Cecilia Barazza, Chicago;
10) 125 O Jazmin Siguenza, CA RSC1 Elizabeth Muentes, US Marines;
11) 125 O Jennifer Han, TX RSC2 Mandy Linkinhoker, Chicago; 12) 132
O Amy Yuratovac, East Chicago, IN dec Priscilla Plata, TX; 13) 132 O
Naquana Smalls, Milwaukee dec Margaret Buehler, Urbana, IL; 14) 132
O Christy Sloane, GA dec Kim Connor, AR; 15) 132 O Caroline Barry,
MI walkover Mary Guenther, US Marines.
August 21- August 24 DAY
ONE (Results for August 21) Ramada Hotel O'Hare - Women's National
Golden Gloves Tournament Amateurs
1) 112 Jr. Isabel Salinas, CA RSC1 Krystal Willis, WI; 2) 119 Jr.
Katy Klinefelter, IA WO Kaliesha West, CA; 3) 139 Jr. Jessica
Olivers , CA dec. Ashley Westfall, IN; 4) 106 O Samantha Sanchez,
Aurora,IL RSC3 Alicia Wlacher, WI; 5) 112 O Rene Brodacz, Lake
Zurich,IL dec. Juliet Guzman, IA; 6) 112 O Karen Davis, GA RSC2
Lauren Pounds, MO; 7) 112 O Cecilia Barazza, Chicago, IL dec. Emily
Klinefelter; 8) 119 O Anju Reejhsinghani, WA dec. Mellisa Davis, WY;
9) 119 O Stella Nijof, NY dec. Wendy LaMotta, NJ; 10) 125 O Teresa O’Toole,
NC dec. Dani Stramer, ND; 11) 125 O Amber Gideon, Warrenville, IL
dec. Maia Kahaunaele, CA; 12) 132 O Caroline Barry, MI dec. Lisa
Hedges, NY; 13) 132 O Naquana Smalls, WI dec. Maureen Shea, NY; 14)
132 O Jill Emery, NY dec. Cassandra McPherson, DC; 15) 147 O Lillien
Marquez, CA dec. Johnalyn Burns, IN; 16) 147 O Elizabeth Mooney, NY
rsc1 Jennifer Diggers, US Marines, NC. (Results were posted on the
Boxing Rumble Forum)
August 17, 2002 - Santa Ana Star
Casino, Bernillo, New Mexico
There were two women’s matches on the undercard. In the first
match Jackie Chavez, 119 ¾, won a close split decision over Raquel
Tebo, 119 ½. Chavez improved her record to 5-0-0 (3KO).
Tebo fell to 3-2-1. In the second women’s match, welterweights Holly
Holm, 144, faced Martha Orozco, 142 ¾, in a four-rounder. Holm won by a unanimous
decision. Holm remains undefeated at 3-0-0 (2KO), and Orozco remains
winless at 0-2-0 (2KO).
August 17, 2002 - Denver, Colorado
In a four-rounder, Janae Romero (Archuleta) won a split decision over
August 17, 2002 - Las Vegas, Nevada
At the Aladdin Hotel, in the main event, Laila Ali, 166, stopped
Suzy Taylor, 165.5, in the second round. Ali went for
the body, and wasted little time is dispatching Taylor within the
second round. Ali won her first World Title belt and is
the new IBA World Super-Middleweight Champion! John Darling
wrote on the Boxing Rumble Forum, "While viewing this fight
with some friends, I was wondering whether the Ali camp was fully
prepared to take on a slugger like Taylor. Taylor appeared to be in
top condition, but after a first round where she was beaten to the
punch consistently, all of us began to realize where this fight was
heading. Ali showed vast improvement in terms of technique, power
and speed. In the second round, Ali began catching Taylor with just
about everything she threw although she took a couple of hard rights
from a retreating Taylor. Then, to our astonishment, Ali digs to
Taylor's body. A three-punch combination drove Suzy into the corner.
The body shots had rendered her helpless and she dropped her hands
to her side."
August 17, 2002 -
San Jacinto, California
On a Golden Boy Promotions, at the Soboba Casino, Marilyn Salcido
and Para Draine had a majority draw, one judge scored it 59-55 for
Salcido, and two judges 57-57.
August 17, 2002 -
Estrel Convention Center, in Berlin, Germany Regina Halmich, now 40-1-0 (14KO), won a majority decision over
Yvonne Caples, now 6-4-1 (1KO). Halmich retained her WIBF Flyweight title.
August 16, 2002 - Sunset Station,
San Antonio, Texas Maribel Zurita won a four-round decision over Terry Moss of Athens, Georgia, in a 108-pound bout.
MySanAntonio.com said the following: "Zurita
asserted control in the second round and ended it with a five-punch
flurry. She went to her corner waving her right fist in the air. The
former Highlands graduate continued to load up on her left hook and
straight right as she pressed the attack in the third and fourth
rounds. Zurita won on all three judges' cards, 39-37."
Zurita is now 5-2-1 (1KO) and Moss fell to 0-2-0 (0KO). In a second women's match Austin's
Lisa Holewyne, 144, won an eight-round unanimous decision over
Britt VanBuskirk, 144. Holewyne improved her record to 15-8-1
(6KO) and VanBuskirk fell to
August 10, 2002 - Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta's Rolanda Andrews, 125, proved her stunning conquest
of Mia St. John was no fluke by taking an unanimous decision
over Jessica Mohs, 127, in a six-round featherweight match
tonight at the fabulous EarthLink Live venue in midtown Atlanta
before an enthusiastic crowd of over 500 guests. The fight was
no cakewalk, even with an opening round that saw Andrews all but
knock out an outgunned but resilient Mohs. Andrews found a
home for her jab in Mohs' face, which reddened as the fight
progressed, ended with a swollen right eye. Mohs tried to cut
off the ring and work the body with limited success, but "Sweet
Thunder" Andrews could not be denied as she dominated "Goodnite"
Mohs, with a final score of 60-54, 60-53, 60-53.
August 10, 2002 -
Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington
Olivia Gerula(now Periera) won by first round knockout
over Laramie Hinostroza. Olivia was all over Laramie from the
opening bell and made quick work of her.
August 10, 2002 - Soboba Casino,
San Jacinto, California Surprise...Surprise...as
"Gomer Pyle" would say....on the undercard in an
"untelevised" four-rounder, Mia St. John,
26-1-1)stopped her now 1-3-1 opponent Elisa Olivas, 122, in the third round.
August 9, 2002 in Wellington, New
Zealand Sue Glassey won by DQ5 Wena Zaraka.
August 8, 2002 in
Houston, Texas Lanie Ellis won by UD6 over Kris Sepulvado.
August 8, 2002 - Bakersfield
Centennial Garden, Bakersfield, California Kelsey Jeffries won easily in the six-rounder over Cynthia
Prouder. All judges had the score at 60-54.
August 3, 2002 - Brno, Czech Republic
Renata Vesecka won by TKO2 over Jarmila Hruba.
August 3, 2002 - Norbreck Castle
Blackpool, England Jane Couch, 135, won a six-round unanimous decision over
142. Insiders told WBAN that the fight was an
"absolute war." The women's fight was considered the best
on the card that night. Couch told WBAN, "I didn’t know
an awful lot about my opponent before getting in the ring but I know
all about her now! Goranova is an incredible fighter and I reckon
she’s one to watch for the future. She’s got a great heart and
isn’t afraid to mix it up a bit." Judges had Couch ahead by
winning four rounds and drew on the other two. Jane went on to say,
"My plan beforehand was to outbox her but it didn’t work out
like that because we ended up just going at it, toe-to-toe. One of
the reasons for that was probably the crowd. They were making so
much noise that I ended up getting caught up in the atmosphere of it
all. My trainer, Tex, was happy enough with my performance so that
was good to hear. Phil “The Power” Taylor and Ricky Hatton
both came to my fight and that made it even more special. Phil
pulled off his incredible nine-darter in the World MatchPlay
Championship on Thursday and said live on TV that I was his
inspiration! It was an incredible thing for him to do because
suddenly all the local papers were showing loads of interest in me
and it gave my bout loads of publicity. Top man for doing that,
August 2, 2002 - Durango,
Mexico Lorena Roque won a six-round
unanimous decision over Jazmin Rivas.
2002 - Ector County Coliseum, Odessa, Texas, on a Telefutura
card, Miller Lite Texas Title Belt Series
IBA Super-Middleweight Champion Mary Ann Almager, Midland,
Texas, 14-5, won an eight round unanimous decision over Aberdeen,
Washington’s Dakota Stone, now 5-2-3 (0KO). Final scoring was 78-74, 80-72, and 78-75. Almager said,
"She was a tough fighter who could take a punch and could also
August 2, 2002 -in Spoleto
The Italian Maria Moroni won a 10-round unanimous decision over French
Nadia Debras for the EBU (European Continental Title) in the
lightweight division. According to Denis of pugilatofemminile
this was the first european match held in Italy. Denis told WBAN,
"in Italy, professional female boxers must wear headgear."
(Note: the photo is not of the fight, but is a past photo of Moroni.)
August 1, 2002 - Winnepeg, Canada
- Amateurs Excerpt from Sault Star - Bill Montague: Karen Bell’s
search for gold ended quickly and without much of a struggle this
week as she earned a gold medal during boxing action at the National
Aboriginal Indigenous Games in Winnipeg. The 43-year-old Bell,
competing in the 147-pound division, scored a unanimous decision
over 22-year-old Kathryn Mechas from Brandon, Man., to win
the gold. Because of poor turnout in women’s boxing, it was the only fight
Bell had and it came against an opponent who was scheduled to
compete in the 132-139-weight class. "There was nobody else in
Karen’s division so this other girl agreed to fight her,"
said Bell’s Sault Ste. Marie coach, Ken Casola, who was not in
Winnipeg but who talked to Bell via telephone.Casola said Bell
dominated the bout, forcing the referee to twice give Mechas a
standing-eight count. Copyrighted story on Sault Star.