December 26, 2000, Georgetown, Guyana
Geraldine O'Neil, 170 lbs, TKO3 Geraldine Cox, 160 lbs, 0:54 in
the third round of a scheduled four-rounder.
December 22, 2000,
Marischa Sjauw (12-4-0) of Oxnard,
California, and Liz Mueller (5-1-0) of
New London, Connecticut. Sjauw, 29, 5' 5", 137 lbs., had a two-inch
height advantage and three pounds. Mueller, 25, 5"3"
134 lbs., did not let that hinder her from working inside with Sjauw and
effectively fighting from the outside with good footwork. Sjauw as
usual, was relentless, at the end--total punches thrown by Sjauw was
503, and Mueller 386. The fight was close throughout, and Sjauw
ultimately won the fight by a close split decision. Sjauw moved her record
to 12-4-0 (3KO), and Mueller received her first loss as a pro boxer with her
record dropping to 5-1-0 (2KO).
December 16, 2000 Gruga-Halle, Essen,
(106½ lbs) of Germany defeated Alina
Shaternikova (108) by a split decision. The final scoring was
100-90, 98-94, 93-97. Shaternikova, a fighter from Ukraine and European Jr.
Flyweight Champion record's is now 12-1 (2KO), and Halmich's record improved
to 34-1 (11KO).
December 16, 2000 in Santa Fé de Bogota,
Colombian Capital City, Shown on national TV : Darys Pardo vs. Liliana
Fight report from the Columbian Friend: The match up between Darys
Pardo and Liliana Palmera was an excellent match and worthy to be
shown on television. It was the best fight that I have seen Pardo
fight in---with a worthy opponent as Palmera, Pardo was able to show her
real skill, and I noticed that she has progressed a lot and that with her
current performance, she is skillful enough to be in a world ranking. Pardo won by TKO at 13 sec. in the fourth round, after Palmera was down
when she received a solid right hand from Pardo in her face with a clean
shot. The TV commentators said that the match was stopped too fast because Palmera was able to
continue. In the first round, Pardo went down at 42 seconds but the referee
didn't count it. Pardo had been hit with a jab in the forehead and it
appeared that she was off balance when she went down. Both fighters were too
cautious during the fight, probably because both have a long records
of knock out and both had respect for each other. Pardo was the aggressor
during the fight. According to the TV information, after the match the records are: Pardo : 13-0-0 12 KOs
Palmera 15-1-0 12 KOs, however, according to WIBA sources, the real records are:
Pardo : 14-0-2. & Palmera : 10-1-1 (7 KOs). (The source said the previous Palmera's bout was a draw against Carmenza
Sanchez in San Carlos, a town in the Córdoba department, an opponent too
weighter for Palmera.) This was the second female bout shown in the
National TV program "Ring Side", (the previous one was Mariana Culma - Monica Vasquez).
One final comment about both matches. These were very worthy to be
televised, really good matches, although not excellent. But, very different
than the recent circus on American TV as the Foreman-Pembleton fight.
December 16, 2000, Savannah, Georgia
Mitzi Jeter won by a unanimous six-round
decision against Christine Robinson from South Carolina, 59-55,
59-55, 60-54. Jeter's record improves to 14-3-1. Jeter went up in
weight to fight this matchup. Jeter said, "Christine has worked hard since we met in the ring about two years ago. She is much stronger and fit. She threw her shots with intent coming out in the first round with a stiff jab and following with two or three combinations. I did not want to let the bigger woman get a power shot off so I would use my jab, head movement and footwork to negate her power. I controlled the first round with a jab and when I would get close enough she would tie me up. I got off body shots and that began to have an effect on her. After the third round (which was her best round) my corner advised me to get off more combinations. That as well as body shots pulled together to give me a clear victory. Christine was very strong. This was a good fight for women's boxing and just a good fight overall.
15, 2000, at the War Memorial Auditorium, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Ada "Ace" Valez (120 1/2)
won by an eight-round unanimous decision over Linda
Tenberg (122) (4-2). Valez earned the WIBF N. American
Title. Ryan Wissow covered this fight and he reported the
following: "The fight was a non-stop slugfest from start to finish.
Tenberg was cut in the 1st round and Velez was all over her for the first 4 rounds.
Velez played defense for the last 4 rounds, while Tenburg stayed in there fighting all the way, showing tremendous heart.
Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 80-71." Ryan said that he gave Tenburg a few rounds, but Velez was the clear-cut winner, in what
was by far the best fight of the night. The second women's bout on the card
between Patricia Demick (143) and. Dawne George
(146) resulted in Demick winning by a TKO in the third round. Ryan
reported that Demick started out quickly, dropping George in the 1st round with a
right hand. George looked like she was outworking Demick in the second round, backing Demick up on the ropes and making it an inside fight.
At the end of the second round, Demick caught George with a combo that had George wobbled. Demick closed the show in the 3rd round when
George w as out on her feet and the ref stopped the fight. (A special
thanks to Ryan Wissow for covering this fight for WBAN.)
2000 -Columbus Civic Center
defeated Tanitia Austin with a unanimous decision. Lazano knocked
Austin down twice in the second round. The fight was a barn-burner, and it
received a standing ovation. It was also aired on the TV News in Columbus.
Lozano improved to 1-1, and Austin fell to 4-1.
December 15, 2000, Madison, WI
Nelson fought in a scheduled four-round bout against Willicia
Moorehead, who was a last minute replacement. Moorehead
did not put up much of a fight against the fast punching Nelson, in
which the fight ended 1:39 in the first round. ESPN2
commentators pulled "no punches" in making strong remarks
about the "less than thrilling" women's match of the
evening. They went on to describe the match as not a good
representation of women's boxing, said that Moorehead had no
technique, no preparation, and that she slapped with her
punches. The commentators also made comments with the fact
that Moorehead turned her back, and was hit in the back of the head
when the referee counted her out. Nelson came into the
fight undefeated, and now reigns a record of 7-0. Moorehead
was reported to have a record of 2-5, but WBAN could only locate a
few fights that were all losses. (Moorehead lost by a split
decision 11/02/00 against Yolanda Blackmer; Moorehead KO'd 09/10/00
against Jenier Alcorn; Moorehead TKO'd 10/07/99 by Bridget
December 15, 2000 Fresno, California
Karen Martin of Los Angeles won a
4-round Maj. Draw against Lisa Lewis of Fresno. Martin's record has
improved to 3-0, and Lewis' fell to 0-2.
December 10, 2000 Elgin,
(160) TKO'd Rachel Pembleton in the second round. Pembleton basically quit
in the 2nd round. Foreman was 20 lbs., less than in her pro debut
which she weighed in at 180 lbs. Foreman had more skill level and was faster
with her punching power. Pembleton was "clueless" as to how to
box. Pembleton turned her back on Foreman.
December 9, 2000, México City, México
Andrea Benitez won by a unanimous decision against Adriana Chamoza
in a six-rounder. Benitez is now 6-0.
December 9, 2000
Kombrinck of Blountstown vs. Tasha McDade of Quincy. The fight
was a scheduled four-rounder that ended when Kombrinck stopped McDade in the
second round. News sources said, "The
fans clearly seem willing to rally behind her for as long as she continues
fighting. Her future bouts will take place "as often as I need
to," Kombrinck said after making her pro debut. But in the meantime
there is plenty of work to be done, especially on her defense. McDade was
able to land combination punches that left Kombrinck with a bloody nose at
the end. "I don't think I fought my best," she said behind a
broad smile. "I felt more comfortable in the gym, but I felt I could
have fought eight rounds."
December 8, 2000, Atlantic City, New
Jamillia Lawrence of Atlantic City won with a four-round
decision (bantamweight division) over Marline Keyes. Lawrence moved
to 6-2, and Keyes dropped to 1-4.
December 8, 2000, Centrum Center, Worcester,
"Sue Chase alert!"
Yolanda Gonzalez (122 lbs) of Newark, New Jersey, won her pro debut
against "Record builder for other fighters" Sue Chasefrom
Sandusky, Ohio Chase is now 1-23-1. Gonzalez was a New Jersey Golden
Gloves champion in 1999 and a Diamond Gloves Champion in 2000 with a
reported 4-0 record as an amateur. A former varsity basketball and softball
player at Rutgers University, she is a member of the New Jersey bar and is
currently a prosecutor in Passaic, New Jersey.
December 5, 2000, Germany
Michele Aboro won by a unanimous decision over over Hungarian Krisztina
Horvai at the Universum Gym in Hamburg. A report on Universum's website
reads:-"Female world champion Michele Aboro scored a clear unanimous
decision over the brave but completely chanceless Krisztina Horvai from
Hungary. For the undefeated Aboro who gave her opponent a high amount of
punishment it was her 18th consecutive victory. Aboro is considered by many
insiders as one of the pound for pound best female fighters in the
world". Horvai record is now 4-6-1 (1 KO). Aboro is 18-0
(11 KO's).This was a rematch for Horvai who had previously lost to Aboro by
unanimous decision in Cologne on March 7, 1998.
December 3, 2000, Las Vegas,
"Knockout" St. John, 33, weighing in at 126 lbs., fought Amy
Yerkes in a four-rounder at the Plaza Hotel on Univision. St.
John moved her record to 19-0-0 (10KO) when she defeated Yerkes by a
1:33 TKO in the fourth round. Yerkes (125), 22, dropped as a pro to 1-3
December 3, 2000,
Miccosukee Indian Gaming in Miami, Florida
Jessica Rakoczy (139½ lbs) of Toronto, Ontario, Canada TKO1 Josephine
Bracamontes (136 lbs) of Orlando, Florida. Rakoczy record moved to
2-0, and Bracamontes dropped to 0-2.
Dec 2, 2000 Mandalay Bay
Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Christy Martin (145), 32, did not waste time in establishing herself
in tonight's scheduled eight-round bout with Sabrina Hall (145),
31, at the Mandalay Hotel that ended in a first-round 1:05 TKO
in favor of Martin. Martin made it a short night after finishing Hall off
with a left hook, proceeded with a right cross. Martin's record moved
to 45-2-2 (31 KO), and Hall fell to 10-2-1 (4KO).
Dec 2, 2000 Gdansk, POL, Nowa Hala Sportowa, est 800, Polish Boxing Promotion
December 2, 2000, Vienna, Austria
Iwona Guzowska, 126, Poland, won by a
unanimous decision against Leona Brown,
120, 25, USA. Guzowska won on scores of 77-75 twice and 78-74 in a fight where styles clashed badly.
According to news sources, the much shorter Brown rushed in with Guzowska looking to counter but most of the time they just ended up wrestling. Guzowska waited too much and didn´t impress.
Esther Schouten of Holland won by a six-round decision over Mariana
Hudak of Hungary. Schouten is now 9-2. Also, Diana Szilaggi
of Hungary won a four-round decision (Bantamweight) over Marian Pampuk
Dec 1, 2000, Viernes, Spain Tundra & Escuadra Catalana
In the Flyweight division, Maria Jesus Rosa, Spain, won by a
four-round decision against Nina Abrosova, Russia.
December 1, 2000 - Tama, Iowa
Mary Ortega won a four-round unanimous decision over Amy Yerkes
of Springfield, Missouri.