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AUGUST 2003

August 30, 2003- Savannah Civic Center, in Savannah, GA Chevelle "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 other.

August 30, 2003 - Europa Platz, Karlsruhe, Germany
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, of Hockenheim.

August 30, 2003 - City of Sports-Hall, Ózd, Hungary Judit 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. WBAN 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 Promotions
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 - Biloxi, Mississippi
 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.

August 22, 2003- Convention Center in Spokane, Washington
Mercedes Mercury, Montebello, Colorado TKO4 Michelle Gatewood, Spokane, Washington, in a scheduled four-round bout.

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 - McBride Hall, Indiana
Kristy Rose Follmar, Indiana, KO’d Willicia Moorehead of
Wisconsin 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 0-3-0 (0KO).

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).

August 22, 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 Antonio, Texas
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. 

August 19, 2003 - Trap Nightclub, Nashville, Tennessee
Light Heavyweight Carlette Ewell  KO1 Ebony Teague  in a scheduled four-round bout.

August 19, 2003 - Esztergom, Hungary
Super Flyweight Judith Palacian, 112½, had a "no decision with Réka Krempf,  114¾. This was an exhibition match. 

August 16, 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 card.

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 Longjab
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 several occasions. 

August 9, 2003 (Fourth and final day) 2003 Women's National Golden Gloves Championships – Chicago  Amateur
Sabrina 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  Amateur
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 McLoed, NY; 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 Amateur
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)
RSC 2 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, Arkansas. 

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.

 
     
     
     

 

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