2003- Savannah Civic Center, in Savannah, GAChevelle "Fists of
Steel" Hallback. 129, defended her 130-lb IBA title, and
faced Melissa "Honey Girl" Del Valle, 130. Hallback won
by a large margin of 99-89, 100-88, and 99-88. WBAN's
insider said that in the third round, Hallback through a right
hand that made Del Valle go to one knee to take a count.
In the fifth and ninth round, Del Valle lost two points for
holding. In the sixth round, both boxers headbutted each
August 30, 2003 - Europa Platz, Karlsruhe,
In a new pro-league in Germany that was an open-air event with more than
5,000 in attendance in a highly successful event, there were three women's
boxing bouts. Juliane Quasdorf, of Karlsruhe, fought to a four-round
draw with Sandra Schreiber, Offenburg. Also, Maya Frenzel,
Karlsruhe, won a four-round unanimous decision over Birgit Schmidt,
August 30, 2003 - City of Sports-Hall, Ózd,
Palacian, 111, now 6-4-1 (4KO), of Hungary retained her GBU
Super Flyweight title, when she defeated Hagar Shmoulefeld, 114 3/4, of
of from Tel Aviv, Israel. Scoring as: 97-94, 97-94 and 99-93.
Hungary Correspondent Jolly Dee
August 30, 2003- San Antonio, Texas
Junior bantamweight Carol Harris, San Antonio, stopped DeShawmta
Burton in the fourth round.
August 30, 2003 - Sam's Town Casino, Tunica,
Mississippi Kara Ro TKO'd Melissa Rodriguez in the first round.
August 29, 2003
-Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, in Barbados
In a women's bout on the undercard, Shondell Alfred,
108, of Guyana, proved to be too much for Vicki Boodram,
110, of Trinidad. Alfred stopped Boodram with a TKO 1:20 in the
first round of a scheduled four rounder.
August 29, 2003 Linden, Guyana Pamela London, Guyana, fought to a four-round draw with Geraldine
Cox in a heavyweight division.
August 28, 2003
- Worthington Hotel, in
Fort Worth, Texas Angel Martinez, Dallas, TKO2 Mary Wells,
139, San Antonio. Wells was knocked down twice, in the second round. The two were fighting in a
scheduled four-round junior welterweight bout.
August 28, 2003
- Irvine Marriott Hotel, in Irvine California, on the
"Battle in The Ballroom” card, and promoted by Golden Boy
In the co-main event, Wendy Rodriguez won a 10-round
majority decision (95-95, 96-94, 96-94) over
Anastasia Toktaulova and became the new junior flyweight
IFBA World championship.
Aug 23, 2003 -at the Sandia Casino, in Albuquerque, New Mexico
On an ESPN2 card and promoted by Sugar Ray Leonard Promotions,
Holly Holm, 141, now 5-0-0 (3KO) won a four-round
majority decision over Stephanie "Golden Girl" Jaramillo,
142, 3-1-0 (2KO). The fight was televised on ESPN2 and was an
excellent bout between these two.
Aug 23, 2003 -
In the main event,in Biloxi, MS, Laila "She Bee Stingin"
Ali stopped Christy Martin 48 seconds in the fourth round
after giving Martin a serious "Beatdown"....Ali retained her IBA
Championship belt! Ali talked
about fighting Ann Wolfe in her next bout and said that she will
lgive Wolfe a "Beatdown!" In another women's match,
Ann "Brown Sugar" Wolfe won a 10-round unanimous decision
over Valerie Mahfood in a NABA Super-Middleweight Title
fight. Also there was a four-round junior welterweight bout, where
Chastity Greche, 144, TKO1
Danielle Miles, 139.
Aug 23, 2003 -
Terni, Italy Galina Koleva Ivanova won a 10-round unanimous decision and became
the new EBU European champion in the (57kg) over Maria Moroni who was
defending her title. This was Moroni's third defense, and a rematch
with Ivanova, when the first time out their fight ended in a draw.
2003- Convention Center in Spokane, Washington Mercedes Mercury, Montebello, Colorado TKO4 Michelle
Gatewood, Spokane, Washington, in a scheduled four-round
August 22, 2003
- Corpus Cristi, Texas
On the "No Guts, No Glory" card, that was held at the Memorial
Coliseum, in Corpus Cristi, Texas, and promoted by Garrett
Promotions, Linda Tenberg of Austin made it a short
night for Ninfa Herrera, when Herrera was stopped 1:06
of the third round in a scheduled four-round featherweight
bout on the undercard. Tenberg who had a four-inch height
advantage beat Herrera to the punch throughout most of the
rounds. The end came when Tenberg threw a barrage of
combinations that landed Herrera three times on the canvas.
Herrera told the local press that she was just glad it was
over. Herrera said that although she had been knocked down,
that she was not hurt. In the first round, Herrera's boxing
glove had come apart, when the thumb came apart, and there was
a temporary delay to replace both gloves. Tenberg is now 8-7-0
(4KO), and Herrera is now 0-1-1 (0KO).
August 22, 2003 -
Indiana Kristy Rose Follmar, Indiana, KO’d Willicia Moorehead of
in the second round. Follmar knocked Moorehead to the canvas twice in the
first round, before the fight was stopped 1:59 of the second round. Follmar
is now 8-1-0 (8KO).
August 22, 2003
- Reno Hilton, in Reno, Nevada Vaia "Vicious" Zaganas, 105, from Canada, but
fights out of Las Vegas, lived up to her ring name when
she stopped Tracey Stevens, 103 1/4,Thunder
Bay, Ontario, in the second round when
Stevens did not come out for the third round. Vaia dominated
the fight up to that point, with one insider reporting to WBAN
that the fight was "Shockingly one-sided."
Zaganas is now 11-2-0 (5 KO). Stevens fell to 5-6-0 (1KO).s
August 22, 2003 - Buenos Aires, Argentina Marcela Acuña, 126 3/4 lbs., Argentina, won a six-round unanimous
decision over Carmen Montiel, 126 1/4, also from Argentina.
Acuña improves her record to 12-4-0 (6 KO). Montiel remains winless at
August 22, 2003
- Odessa, Texas
Middleweight Nikki Eplion, 162, won an
eight-round unanimous decision over Mary Ann Almager,
168, of Texas.Eplion improved her record to 10-0-2
(6KO), and Almager is now 14-7-0 ( KO).
2003- Queensland, Australia Kina Malpadila, 139, won a three-round
unanimous decision over Katrina Harding, 140 3/4.
August 21, 2003
- Radisson Astrodome Hotel, Houston, Texas
WBAN had to "chuckle" just a tad bit on this latest result
from the Radisson Astrodome Hotel, in Houston, Texas. Not to
cast any accusations as to why a boxer like Shakura
Witherspoon with having one win out of her last 18 fights,
and donning a 9-33-1 record, would have been picked as an
opponent for undefeated 9-0-0 hometowner and crowd favorite
Lanie Ellis. Witherspoon defeated Ellis with a six-round
unanimous decision---not an easy task with these odds stacked
against Witherspoon coming into the fight. Witherspoon
delivered Ellis her first loss as a pro. Oh...by the way,
Congratulations to Witherspoon for this impressive win!
August 21, 2003 - at the Adams Mark Hotel, in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Lakeysha "Total Package" Williams, 122 ¼, won a six-round unanimous
decision over Leona "Downtown" Brown, 119, in a super-bantamweight
division. Williams is now 7-6-2.
August 21, 2003, Graham Central Station, San
Audrey Vela, now 4-0(1 KO), won a close unanimous decision over last-minute
replacement Kim Colbert of Atlanta as part of the Thursday Night Fight
Series in San Antonio at Graham Central Station in front of over 1,500 fans.
Vela, a 1999 National Golden Gloves Champion has had fight after fight
cancelled and postponed to the point she hasn't fought in over a year and
eventually moved to the gym of Austin-based Ann Wolfe to get ready for her
fight. Vela weighed in at a contracted 120 pounds. Wolfe even appeared
at the fight card's announcement press conference to support Vela and help
promote her own Aug. 23rd battle on the Ali-Martin fight on PPV. Vela
easly outboxed her jet-lagged but dangerous opponent Kim Colbert in Round
one. Colbert landed a highlight-reel left hook that floored Vela in
round two and it looked like Vela wouldn't get up. However, she
did, whethered Colbert's storm and made it to the bell. Vela easily won
rounds three and four by out boxing Colbert. The crowd appreciated and
respected Vela getting up and continuing. However Colbert had won the crowd
over being the underdog and having an unorthodox but crowd-pleasing style.
The audience booed the duke for Vela, who happened to be from nearby Austin,
and had been heavily promoted as part of the promotion. It was Colbert
that did the bowing and posturing after the decision as if she had won the
fight but both showed good sportsmanship and a while later both fighters
were posing for pictures and signing autographs for the appreciative fans.
Vela attributed "rust" to getting caught with the left hook in round two but
showed much respect for Colbert.
2003 - Trap Nightclub, Nashville, Tennessee
Light Heavyweight Carlette Ewell KO1 Ebony Teague in a
scheduled four-round bout.
2003 - Esztergom, Hungary Super Flyweight
Judith Palacian, 112½, had a "no decision with Réka
Krempf, 114¾. This was an exhibition match.
2003-Oakland Arena,Oakland, California
In a women's match on an undercard, Welterweight Rita
Turrisi, 147, now 2-3-0, stopped last-minute
opponent Melissa Rodriguez in the fourth round. Gina
Guidi who was making a comeback did not make it onto the
August 15, 2003 - Austin, Texas Anissa "The Assassin" Zamarron won a unanimous decision over
Stephanie "All Action" Dobbs in a six-round junior flyweight bout.
Zamarron looked sharp and dominated the very game Dobbs from the opening
bell. All three judges scored the bout 60-54.
August 9, 2003 -
Convention Center -
Washington, D.C. Report by
Here at the new beautiful state of the art D.C. Convention
Center in it's inaugural sporting event, a fairly large crowd saw the 'Raging
Beauty' Isra Girgrah (129) win a tight, but controversial unanimous
decision over Melissa 'Honey Girl' Del Valle (132) over eight rounds.
The scorecards by the three judges were 78-74, 78-74, and 77-75. The crowd’s
response was not in agreement with the decision. This observer had it 78-76,
in favor of Del Valle. In a non-title match up, Del Valle, coming in
from Miami, started out quickly, wasting no time by going on a relentless
attack from the opening bell. She peppered Girgrah with some heavy punches
early and had the hometown favorite backing up during the first two rounds.
Girgrah, sensing the need to respond, returned the favor in the third and
had Del Valle on her ‘bicycle’ throughout most of the round. In
the fourth, the two female combatants decided to mix it up more from
the inside and equally traded punches in what looked like an even round.
Then, in the fifth, Del Valle went to more of a ‘cut and
dance’ approach and out slicked the flatfooted Girgrah, by moving away when
Girgrah attempted to counter Del Valle’s quicker punches. There were a few
holds here and there, but for the most part a clean round that went to the
slick and flashy Del Valle. The sixth round was another
close encounters round where Girgrah attempted to slow Del Valle down by
holding a little and punching more before the referee ordered them to break.
The round was even. In the seventh, Girgrah went on the
offensive and stalked a dancing Del Valle, who worked off the ropes and
tried to frustrate Girgrah, sensing that she needed the round. Girgrah
landed the more effective punches and took the round. Then, in
the eighth and final round, both ladies went toe to toe but Del
Valle seemed to have more bounce and dance in her feet and fought off the
ropes more toward the end in order to preserve what was perceived as a
narrow lead and took the round in my opinion, but the decision went the
other way in the final outcome, with Girgrah, the hometown favorite, getting
the decision while the fans were vocally not in favor of the decision.
Some members of the audience thought that Del Valle was the better of the
two fighters and should have won the decision.
August 9, 2003 - Winston-Salem, North
Carolina Carlette "The Truth" Ewell of Winston-Salem, NC, TKO'd
Kathy "Two Guns" Goins in the first round. WBAN's Insider said that Carlette is a devastating
puncher. Suzy was game but was well out of her league against the more
experienced Ewell. Ewell was the aggressor from the first bell until the
referee stopped the punishment and not a moment too soon. Suzy was dazed
several times by bullseye rights that Ewell landed to the the head on
August 9, 2003 (Fourth and final day) 2003
Women's National Golden Gloves Championships – Chicago
Calloway OH (11-12 yo) won a decision over Cierra Williams MI
and became the youngest African American female to ever win
the national tournament.;
Amanda Crespin, MN (11-12 125 lbs. dec. over Denise Regalado, IL; Jordan
Martinez, WY (13-14) 106 lbs., dec. over Alenjzndra Vasquez, TX; LaTonya
King, MI (13-14) 114 lb., Maritza Valdez, IL; Vanessa Jaurez, TX matched 119
lbs., dec. over Stephanie Martinez, TX; Michelle Garland, PA (13-14)132
lbs., dec. over Rainee Claussen, NE; Leshia Boyd, MI (15-16) 106 lbs.,
Kimberlyn Ayala, IL; Katie Klinefelter, IA (15-16) 125 lbs., dec over Kayla
Combs, NM; Myranda Benallie, NM (15-16) 132 lbs., dec over Brooke Topps, OR;
Olivia Fonseca, PA (15-16) 145 lbs., dec over Sarah Lizana, TX; Erica Smith,
GA (15-16) 154 lbs., RSC-1 Austina Lycan, WI; Unopposed: Stephanie Martinez,
TX (13-14) 119 lbs., ; Miranda LaPointe, WI (13-14) 189+; Isabel Salinas, CA
(15-16) 110 lbs; Vanessa Juarez, TX (15-16) 119 lbs; Becky Garcia, AZ Open
106 lbs. dec over Kathleen O'Connell, NM; Rosa Rubio, IL 110 lbs. dec over
Emily Klinefelter, IA; Vanessa Greco, NY 114 lbs., dec over Amy Hannus, IL;
Jennifer Grant, GA 119 lbs., dec over Stella Nijhof, NY; Jennifer Barber, CA
125 lbs., dec. over Jennifer Han, TX; Naquana Smalls, WI 132 lbs., dec. over
Carrie Barry, MI; Charmaine Carrington, FL 138 lbs., dec. over Nasheba
Thomas, OH; Kerianne McNulty, PA 145 lbs., dec over Molly McConnell, OR;
Tiffany Junot, 154 lbs., won a decision over Amber Claussen; Laura Ramsey, FL 165
lbs., dec. over Rene Poluskey, IL; Unopposed Champions: Bose Iajaola, IL 175
lbs., ; Elizabeth Kerin, IL 189 lbs.
August 8, 2003
- Sports Arena, Pico Rivera, California
Featherweights Rhonda Luna, of Rowland Heights,
California, won a four-round unanimous decision
over Miriam Rosario of Mexico City, Mexico. Rosario was
knocked down in the second round according to news sources. Final judges
scores, 40-35, 40-35, and 39-36.
August 8, 2003 (Third day of the) 2003 Women's National
Golden Gloves Championships - Chicago, Illinois
Becky Garcia, AZ 106 lbs.
dec over Samantha Sanchez, IL; Rosa Rubio, IL 110 lbs. dec over Heather Donoho, CA; Emily Klinefelter, IA 110 lbs., dec. over Keishen
Jennifer Barber, CA 125 lbs. over Teresa O’Toole, NY; Jennifer Han, TX
125 lbs. over Carly Batey, NC; Nasheeba Thomas, OH 138 lbs. dec. over
Dayanara Reyes, IL; Charmaine Carrington, FL 138 lbs., dec over Kymmberli
Stowe, PA; Katie Thornton, GA 154 lbs. dec over Tiffany Junot, LA;
Amber Claussen, NE 154 lbs. dec over Melissa Ramirez, IN.
August 7, 2003 (Second day of the) 2003 Women's National
Golden Gloves Championships - Chicago, Illinois
Amateur Kathleen O'Connell, NM 106 lbs. dec over Cheryl Houlihan, MA; Vanessa
Greco, NY 114 lbs, dec over Karen Davis, GA; Amy Hannus, IL 114 lb. dec
over Juliet de Guzman; Stella Nijhof, NY 119 lb., dec. over Laura Barrow,
NC; Jennifer Grant, GA 119 lb. dec. over Marissa Soghoian, CA; Naquana
Smalls, WI 132 lb, dec. over Ancu Neagu, TX; Carrie Barrie, MI 132
lbs., dec. over Lily Avetyan, CA; Keriann McNulty, PA 145 lb, dec
over Iris Piche, TX; Molly McConnell, OR 145 lb, dec over
Elizabeth Mooney, NY; Tiffant Junit, LA 154 lb. dec over Triva Pino,
HI; Laura Ramsey, FL 165 lb RSC-1 Precious Hall, HI.
August 6, 2003 (First day of the) 2003 Women's National
Golden Gloves Championships - Chicago, Illinois
Alejandra Vasquez, TX 106 (13-14 yo) dec. over Amber Sloan,
NE; Jordan Martinez, WY 106 (13-14 yo) dec. over La Shonda
Price, OH; Myranda Benallie, NM 132 (15-16 yo) dec. over
Donna Gallanoo, WI; Sarah Lizama, TX 145 (15-16 yo) Rachel
Strobel, CO; Becky Garcia, TX 106 (open) Dana Dudley, GA;
Heather Donoho, CA 110 (open) Gina Rosenberg, NC; Emily
Klinefelter, IA 110 (open)
Melissa Reilly, WY;
Jennifer Barber, CA 110 (open) Cara Castronuova, NY; Carly
Batey, NC 125 (open) Jorow Su, CA; Nasheba Thomas, OH 138
(open) Amy Yuratovic, IN; Charmaine Carrington, FL 138 (open)
dec. over Melinda Torres, IL; Iris Piche, TX 145
(open) Lois Theobald, IL; Elizabeth Mooney, NY 145 (open)
RSC-1 Johallyn Burns, IN.
August 2, 2003
-Silver City Cabaret, Dallas, Texas
Melissa Yanas, 128, San Antonio, TKO'd Tonya "America's
Bad Girl" Harding, 125, 1:13 seconds of the first round.
WBAN's insider described the fight as a "beatdown" and
said that Yanas swarmed Harding from the opening bell, and
knocked her down twice before the fight was stopped. WBAN was
told that Harding landed "one" punch. Harding was
originally going to fight Holly Dunaway, 3-3-0, of Ft. Smith,
August 2, 2003- Wladyslawowo, Poland Oksana Vasilyeva, Russia, won a six-round unanimous decision
over Poland's Edyta Olewnicza.
August 2, 2003 - Michael Marr Gymnasium in Las Vegas, NM B.J. Felter won a a four-round decision Elisha Olivas.
This is Felter's first win out of seven tries.
August 1, 2003
- ESPN2 "Friday Night at the Fights" card, at the Hampton
Beach Casino Ballroom, in New Hampshire Missy “The Deadly
Deputy” Fiorentino, 127, TKO'd Liz Drew, 128.5,
in the fifth round of a scheduled six-rounder in a six-rounder.