December 27, 2001 - Irvine Marriott, Irvine, California
Rita Valentini won her pro debut when she stopped Kim Reed :27
in the second round. Fight report by WBAN's Inside report: Roy Englebrecht Promotions put on the final class act card of 2001 in Southern California. The
" Battle in the Ballroom" drew an almost sold out crowd. There were five fights on the card with the women as the third bout.
Kim Reed, 37 years old, with a record of 1-4 weighed in at 124 lbs. and Rita
Valentini, 31 weighed in at 122 1/2. Prior to the fight Rita expressed that she was ready and felt, "good, relaxed and anxious". She also explained that she was usually a bantamweight, as she weighed-in fully clothed. Her trainer, Jesse Mercado, said that he wanted to train this Canadian-born fighter, because ,"he saw her intensity".
A number of things were weighing on Ms. Reed's mind. Reed's trainer, Sean
Carrigan, was not present for this fight. Instead, Reed had Cassius Green (cutman) and Dr. George Del Junco in her corner. The commission also
had suspended Kim's boxing license prior to this fight for eight months, and this fight was to determine the future of her boxing career.
Valentini, in all black, was all business as she approached the ring. The crowd, upon hearing the records of the women, immediately favored
Valentini. Round 1, proved that the vehement look that showed on Rita's face was no show. As the bell rang, Valentini attacked Reed with a
barrage of straight punches to the head. Reed was knocked back several times, putting her head down, but did stay up. Valentini definitely threw punches that landed solidly and cleanly and
exhibited more than effective aggressiveness. She didn't have much opportunity to avoid blows, because there was never more than one or two punches at a time thrown by Reed.
Round 2 was much of the same, with Reed coming out with slow ineffective punches. Reed has a big heart, but could not stand up against the consistent punching of
Valentini. Twenty-seven seconds into round 2, after having 1 standing eight count, the referee stopped the match.
Reed's record to 1-5, and Valentini has her first professional win by way of knockout.
Valentini comes from the amateurs and has a 4-1 record, and is now 1-0-0
(1KO) as a pro.
December 26, 2001, Georgetown, Guyana
110, won an eight-round split decision in a flyweight division over Shondell
Thomas, 112. The fight was promoted by the Guyana Boxing Board. Ria
dominated the fight landing clean one-two's and uppercuts to her more
aggressive opponent, who was intent on landing a big right hand. Ria's
movement around the ring helped her frustrate her opponent. Also, Featherweight Shondell Alfred of of Georgetown TKO1 Adanna Francis
of Trinidad at 0:54. Another women's match that ended in a win by
disqualification was between Melissa Charles of Trinidad who won over
Gwendolyn O'Neil of Guyana by a disqualification.
December 26, 2001 - Perego, Italy
Flyweight Sonja De Biase of Italy TKO2 over Martina Keretic of
Hungary in a scheduled six-rounder (110 lb). Biase improved her record
to 5-1-0 (3KO).
December 22, 2001 - Lancaster Host Resort, n Lancaster,
Sandy Bowman won a four-round unanimous decision over Nancy
December 22, 2001 in Moscow, Russia
Anastassia Touktalova of Russia won a six-round decision over Irina
Kozheeva. Touktalova improved her record to 8-5-0 (1KO).
December 21, 2001 - Pechanga Entertainment Center, in Temecula,
135, 5’8", 25, TKO’d Janae Romero, 135, 5’6",
:43 seconds of the 2nd round! The fight was scheduled for four rounds. In
the first round, both fighters stayed in center ring and exchanged a flurry
of combinations. Vlasova moved smoothly side to side, and was landing the
cleaner shots. Neither boxer backed off from each other and continued to
throw punches. Toward the end of round one, the crowd began to chant,
"Olga, Olga, Olga." In the second round,
and into the first minute of that round, Vlasova
hit Romero with a clean and hard overhand right that left Romero's left eye
with a large lump and black eye. Her husband, who is also part of her team
and working her corner through in a towel to have the fight stopped. Romero
returned to her corner, and asked him if the round was over, and if the
fight had been stopped. Vlasova improved her record to 3-0-0 (2KO) and
December 21, 2001, Church Hall of the
Moronite Center, Youngstown, Ohio
Leanna Owens won a four-round
unanimous decision over Bonnie Wherry. Owen was making her pro debut.
Final Scoring was 39-38, 39-37, 39-37. Wherry fell to 2-2-0
December 19, 2001 - Feather Falls Casino,
in Oroville, California
Eliza Olson, 146, won a four-round unanimous decision over
Reyna Soriano in a scheduled four-rounder. Olson improved her record
to 5-1-0 (2KO).and Soriano fell to 1-1-0 (1KO).
December 17, 2001- Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Bantamweight Vianney Casas TKO4 over Berenice Chavez.
Casa improved her record to 2-0-1 (2KO), and Chavez fell to 1-6-1 (0KO).
December 16, 2001-"Arena Teófilo Panamá Al Brown" in the Colon City,
from Panama won by TKO at 1:31 of the fifth round over the colombian challenger,
and previously undefeated, Darys Pardo. The referee stopped the bout because a serious cut over the
Pardos' left eyebrow. Pascal retained her WIBA World title at 140 Lbs. Pascal had won her belt on May 19 by decision in ten rounds over
Liliana Palmera from Colombia.
This bout was in the and it had good press coverage, in Panama and Colombia.
A special thanks to "The Columbian Friend" for the fight report).
December 15, 2001- Amateurs in Mexico
la Majestuosa Arena México. Gran Final del LVII Torneo de Guantes. Ericka Chavarria defeated Lorena Roque, 5-0. Roque visited the
canvas in second round; strawweights Graciela Ledezma defeated Anabel
Ortiz 5-0; Also, Rosalba Fuentes defeated Margarita Galindo by 5-0 in the lightweight division.
December 15, 2001 -Dinslaken, Germany
of Germany TKO1 over Elena Perijoc of Hungary in a Junior flyweight
bout. Loritz improved her record to 7-0-2 (5KO), and Perijoc's boxing record is unknown at this time.
December 15, 2001 - Bristol, U.K.
Jane Couch, UK, TKO3 over Tzanka Kurova from Bulgaria. Couch improved her record to
16-3-0 (7KO), and Kurova fell to 1-2-0 (0KO).
December 14, 2001 - Philadelphia, PA
At the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia's
and hometown of Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, 169, stopped Suzy Taylor, 178, of Las Vegas, in the fourth round in a scheduled 10-round bout, for
the vacant WIBA 175-lb world title. News sources reported that
Frazier outboxed Taylor and that she looked very good, and gave
Taylor more than she could handle. One boxing fan wrote into WBAN,
and said, "Frazier looked much younger than Taylor and in
better shape—although I know she is older." He went on to
say, "Taylor seems to be going backwards. She may have reached
her peak a couple of years ago." Apparently Taylor twisted her
ankle and they stopped the fight. Frazier said to one local news
source before the fight, "I am honored, humbled and privileged
to fight for the championship in my hometown of Philadelphia."
Taylor, who had weighed nine pounds over the weight requirement was ruled to
be ineligible for the title if she had won. Frazier is the new
light-heavyweight WIBA World champion.
Frazier improved her record to 8-1-0 (8KO), and Taylor dropped to
December 14, 2001, Sky City Casino,
Jackie Chavez won a majority
decision over Nicole Gallegos. Chavez improved her record to 2-0-0
(1KO). and Gallegos fell to 0-2-1.
December 14, 2001 - Philadelphia, PA
BUDAPEST (DEC 15) Last night, as predicted by
WBAN's Spain Correspondent, Fernando Rojo, Silvia Leon, (63,90kg) was apparently no match for WIBF World Jr.
Welterweight World champion Agnieszka Rylik, (64,00kg). According to boxing record sources,
Leon has a reported 1-0 record and has not fought in over a year. The
fight between Rylik and Leon was scheduled for six rounds in the lightweight
division, but it lasted only four. According to the Polish Boxing
Promotion, they reported the following: In the first round,
Rylik went right into an attack, backing up Leon into the ropes, scoring
with combinations, that lead Leon to circle around around with her
hands in a guarded position to ward off the barrage of punches from Rylik.
In the second round, Rylik was basically picking Leon apart with
getting nailed with clean shots that tested her chin, and that Leon was
showing little boxing skill. In the third round,
Rylik was "winging in hooks" while her Leon was "having to
hang on for dear life." Leon was grabbing Rylik several
times, just to avoid being knocked out. According to this source
Leon appeared to have a broken nose, which lead her corner to stop the fight
after the third round. In the second's women's bout, a scheduled
four-rounder super-bantamweight bout, Bettina Csabi, 53,30kg, of Hungary defeated
53,40kg of Spain by a decision.
2001 - Gatton, Queensland, Australia
Nicola Cubillo won a three-round decision over Leona Nicholls in a
May be an amateur bout.
2001 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Francesca Alcanter of Kansas City TKO2 over Patricia Litton in a
lightweight bout. Alcanter improved her record to 7-3-0 (5KO).
December 14, 2001
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Yolanda Gonzalez of Newark, New Jersey, staying busy this month in
boxing when she just fought Riley in a scheduled four-rounder, won a
four-round unanimous decision over Gracie Joe Roca. Gonzalez improved her record to
7-3-0 (3KO), and Roca fell to 0-2-1.
December 13, 2001 - Equinox Nightclub in
London’s West End
Cathy Brown TKO4 Ilina Boneva
who has dropped to 0-4-0.
December 10, 2001 - Finland
Sanna Rauta won a four-round decision over Anna Rodge from
Latvia. (Sanna Rauta has been married and boxes under the name Sanna
December 9, 2001 – Grand
Strand at the Crown Reef Resort, North Carolina
10) Last night at the Grand
Strand at the Crown Reef Resort, Cheryl Nance TKO1 1:15
Ewing took two standing eight counts before the fight was stopped. Nance
improved her record to 6-6-0 (6KO). and Ewing fell to a winless 0-2-0.
December 8, 2001 - Wisconsin Rapids amateur show
Sienna Bahlmann avenged her one loss, incurred Dec. 1 when she made her
amateur boxing debut in Oshkosh, by defeating Cassie Weigal a week later in
their 147-pound bout in Wisconsin Rapids. Sienna, 17, started boxing in late September and boxed in Oshkosh a couple
of months later losing to Cherise McFarlane of Madison Boxing Club. McFarlane
went to 1-1.
Bahlmann is attracted to boxing, her coach, Ken Hilgers said, and took the bout against Weigal despite his warning that Weigal's three-match experience
stacked the odds of winning against Bahlmann. Bahlmann used her good
conditioning in the match and defeated her opponent in what was described as a
hard fought bout although lacking a bit in technique.
December 7, 2001 - Foxwoods Casino -
Liz Mueller won
a 10-round IWBF 135-lb World title when she defeated Jamie Clampitt in a unanimous decision. The was a rematch for the
two. The final scoring by the judges was 97-93, 98-92, and 98-92.
Mueller improved her record to 8-2-0 (2KO), and Clampitt dropped to
December 7, 2001
- Detroit, MI
Kathy Drotos, TKO2 1:38
Stacy Trimble of Richmond, KY.
December 7, 2001, Kansas City, Missouri
Cathy Freeman, 120, TKO3 Tammy McGuire, 120. Promoter of the
event was Doug Freeman.
December 7, 2001
- Indio, California - Televised on ESPN2
At the Fantasy Springs Casino, Bridgett Riley, 28, 115 lbs., won by a technical unanimous decision against
Yolanda Gonzalez, 37, 113 lbs., after the fight was stopped :29 in the fifth after an
accidental headbutt. Riley received a gash in the hairline of her
head. The fight was televised on ESPN2, and a scheduled
eight-rounder. Riley improved her record to 11-2-0 (2KO).
December 6, 2001 Leemore,
California Middleweights Dakota Stone, from Washington state, had a four-round draw with
Erin Toughill in a toe-to-toe match.
2001 - Adams Mark Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri
Gina Greenwald TKO'd, 1:27 seconds over Jennifer Kennedy of St. Louis, who was
making her pro debut.
December 2, 2001 - Inaugural AIBA Women's World Championships Indian M Chungneijang Marykom lost to Hulya Sahin of Turkey in the final of
the 48 kgs light-flyweight category at the inaugural AIBA Women's World
championships, which ended on Sunday in Scranton, Pennsylvania, US.
The Manipur girl created history when she became first Indian to reach the
final, after defeating Jamei Behl of Canada 21-9 in the semi-final on
In the preliminaries on Wednesday, she forced her opponent Nadya Hokmi of
Poland out in the third round. Marykom was a gold medallist at the first
Asian women's championships in Bongkok in August. The Russians, with four
champions, finished first with 33 points, while Hungary and Canada tied for
the second place with 20 points.
Only three countries took home more medals than the United States team --
Canada nine, Russia eight and Hungary five. All five Hungarian medalists
left Scranton with gold or silver medals.
Sweden joined the U.S. with four medalists.
Although the Russians were second to the United States in total medals won,
they won four of their six bouts in the finals and had the most World
champions. They were Elena Sabitova (45 kgs ), Elena Karpetcheva (54 kgs),
Olga Domouladzhanova (81 kgs) and Irina Sinteskaya (67kgs). Sweden, with
Frida Walberg (63.5 kgs) and Anna Laurell (75 kgs), was the only other
country to win more than one gold medal.
Turkey's Hulya Sahin (48 kgs) and China Zhang Maomao (57 kgs) rounded off
the list of World champions. India had eight boxers at the event but all the
others bowed out in the preliminaries.
Other Indian results: 67 kgs: Jenny Lairemliani lost to Natalie Brown
(Jamaica) - RSC-263.5 kgs: Jyoti Sharma lost to Terez Szabo (Hungary) -
RSC-3.81 kg: K. Lekha lost to Tanya Fowler (Canada) - 23-21, 45 kg: Lai
Renthlei lost to Camelia Negrea (Romania) - 13-2, 57 kg: Laishram Devi lost
to Alexandra Matheus (Denmark) - 16-8, 60 kg: Seema Devi lost to Eva
Wahlstrom (Finland) - 14-1.
December 1, 2001 - Stardust Hotel, Las
Las Vegan Dawn Reynolds pulled off her
second win as a professional, when she defeated Annie Middleton that
has yet to yield her a win as a pro boxer. In the first round, both boxers
were feeling each other out. Reynolds lost her mouth piece during this
four-rounder; there were no knockdowns, and the scorecards were all
unanimous for Dawn Reynolds. 37-39, 37-39, 36-40. Reynolds now 2-0-0 (0KO),
and Middleton dropped to 0-2-0.
December 1, 2001, Toowoomba, Australia
Kelly Pearce, 176, defeated Kristy Mott, 172, in three rounds.
1, 2001, Kankaanpaa, Finland
Anna Rodke, won a four-round decision over Lea Houtsonen.