29, 2002 - Johnny Mercer Theater, in Savannah, Georgia Chevelle Hallback won a 10-round unanimous decision over
Layla McCarter in a non-titled 10 rounder. This was NOT for
the IBA World title defense for Hallback as reported on other
Internet news sources that have it listed as a "title"
fight. Earlier this week, as reported on WBAN, McCarter pulled out
of the IBA World 10-round title fight when she claimed a hand
injury. The promoter was trying frantically to find a
competent replacement for McCarter to fight Hallback on this night's
card. Then McCarter did take the fight, but it was made a non-title
10 rounder. Final scores for this bout was 98-91, 97-95, 100-90.
27, 2002 - The Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Member's photo gallery #316 Guilty
Boxing, in an association with the Orleans Hotel, and Everlast
Gloves presented "Friday Night Fights" and featured, 17 year-old Melinda Cooper,
117, who won a four-round unanimous decision over Antoinette Weaver,
117.5, of Atlanta, Georgia. Final judges scoring was 40-36.
December 26, 2002-Cliff Anderson
Sports Hall, in Guyana
On Boxing Day, New York’s Veronica Simmons received her
third win when she fought and defeated Gwendolyn "The
Stealth Bomber" O’Neal by a six-round majority decision.
The two fought as the semi-main event in what was considered a
barnburner. According to the Guyana Chronicle, they reported the
following: "Guyana’s Gwendolyn ‘The Stealth Bomber’ O’Neal
was taught the art of boxing by American Veronica Simmons, who
withstood her robust tactics to emerge victorious by a majority
decision in their six-round light-heavyweight brawl.. O’Neal
learned that her robust/wrestling style was not going to prevail
once she met a boxer who was prepared to stand up to her as the
American Simmons did. The world-rated O’Neal was warned on several
occasions for pushing and holding while the crafty Simmons made her
look out of sorts with a skillful display, jabbing and hitting with
precision." The final judges scores was 58-56, 59-56, and
December 23, 2002,
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic Featherweights
Judith Urbaez, TKO3
December 22, 2002
(Amateur) Both from
Spain, Sandra Orden defeated Marta Custodio by points
in a super flyweight amateur bout.
December 21, 2002 - War
Memorial Auditorium, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Elite Sports Promotions presented an exciting night of women’s
boxing! In the biggest upset of the night, Sunshine Fettkether,
147, won a 10-round unanimous decision over veteran Mitzi Jeter,
144 ¾ in a WIBC Welterweight Championship title bout. Final scoring was
96-94, 99-91 and 97-93. In addition, in
another 10-round super-middleweight WIBC championship bout between Ann
"Brown Sugar" Wolfe, 166 ½, vs. Marsha Valley,
168,---a rematch, Wolfe stopped Valley in the 10th round with a
TKO. On the undercard.Marianne Chubirka, 113, won a
four-round unanimous decision over Gracie Roca, 112. Final judges
scores was 40-36.; Impressive
Amateur turned pro on this night Yvonne Reis,154, won her first
professional bout against Bonnie Mann, 146, Raleigh, North
Carolina, with a four-round
unanimous decision. Reis was the aggressor in the match and took control
of the fight early on in the fight.Final Judges scoring was 40-36; and lastly,
In a WIBC elimination six-rounder Lisa Brown, 121 ½, won by a
unanimous decision over Karen Martin, 121, who is presently
fighting out of the U.K. All judges scored the fight 60-54. There was one exhibition tonight between Melissa
DelValle (Salamone) "Honeygirl", and Michelle Linden.
December 20, 2002
- Tulsa, Oklahoma Stephanie
Dobbs wasted little time in stopping Gena Abel in the
first round. According to news sources, Abel retired after the
first round after possibly suffering an injury to the nose.
December 20, 2002 -Aibonita Cancha
Marron Aponte, Puerto Rico
Yahaira Bonilla, Puerto Rico TKO1 Jessica Martin, United
December 20, 2002 -
American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Member's photo gallery #27 Ada "The Ace" Velez, 118, won by a 10-round
unanimous decision over Lakeysha "The Total Package"
William, 118, at the at the American
Airlines Arena, in Miami, Florida. ESPN2 "Friday Night
Fights" televised the fight from the fifth round on. This
was the first time that Williams had fought past the six round, and
according to ESPN2 commentators, Velez controlled the action
throughout most of the fight. There were no knockdowns. Velez
retained her IBA Bantamweight World title belt. On all
scorecards the score by judges was 100-90.
December 19, 2002, Dominican
RepublicTeo Cruz Coliseum, Santo Domingo Lightweights Monica Nunez, 137, won a four-round
unanimous decision over Diane Garcia, 135. Bantamweights
and both from the Dominican Republic, Joanna Pena Alvarez KO1
December 18, 2002 - Tokyo, Japan
In an event called, "Fighting Girl" Part Four card"
it was a big night of women’s boxing! According to news sources, Emiko
Raika became the second Japanese woman to ever win a world
boxing title, with a very close split decision victory over
Australian Sharon Anyos. Raika now holds the WIBA
Featherweight title. On third hand reports, Anyos
dominated the fight in the earlier round, but stamina and
conditioning appeared to be a factor as Raika rallied strong in the
late rounds. Raiko is now the new WIBA Featherweight World Champion;
In a six-round bout,Naoko Yamaguchi won a six-round
unanimous decision over Misato Yamzaki. Final judges scoring
was 58-60, 56-60, and 56-60; in another six rounder, Yumi
Yashima won a six-round unanimous decision over Australian Nicola
Cubillo. Final scores were 58-60, 57-59, and 57-58; Lastly, Miki
Kikukawa (japan number 1 ranked bantamweight) defeated Noriko
Tsuchida by six round majority decision. Final scoring 60-58,
60-58 and 60-60 (draw).
December 18, 2002
- Irvine, California
At the Irvine Marriott, Para Draine, won a 10-rd split
decision over Marilyn Salcido and is now the new IFBA
Champion! Draine told WBAN, she was coming back into the sport to be
a champ, and she succeeded!
December 14, 2002
-National Guard Armory, Dorchester, Massachusetts Leaticia Robinson, now 9-0-0 (8KO), stopped Dakota Stone,
5-3-3 (0KO), in the sixth round. The fight was scheduled for a
10-round IWBF Middleweight world title. In a seconds women's boxing,
Danielle Bouchard, Laval, Quebec, won by a four-round split
decision over Trisha Hill, Atlanta, Georgia.
December 14, 2002 -
Arena México, MexicoDelia López TKO'd Elizabeth
Sanchez (Bello) in the fifth round, and captured the Mexican Jr.
Flyweight Title. Sanchez was knocked down in the first and second
round, and a first defense for Sanchez. Lopez is now 4-0-1 (1KO),
and Sanchez is 7-4-0 (1KO)
December 13, 2002 - Pechanga Resort
& Casino, Temecula, California Anastasia
Toukalova, 105, won by a unanimous decision (60-54) over Mary
Duron, 108. The fight was on the undercard of an ESPN2
"Friday Night Fights" card (untelevised).
December 13, 2002 - The World Gym,
Northeast Philadelphia, PA Jacqui "Sister Smoke" Frazier-Lyde won a unanimous
10-round decision over Kendra Lenhart. Jacqui is now the WIBF/GBU
super middleweight belt to go along with her Intercontinental title.
Final scores were 99-90, 99-90, and 98-91.
December 13, 2002 - Pontchartrain Center,
Angie Bordelon, 115. of Louisiana won a four-round majority decision
over former amateur champion Marianna Chubirka, 114. of Fort Lauderdale,
Florida. According to news sources, Bordelon landed the harder
punches. Bordelon improved her record to 4-7-0, and Chubirka is now
December 12, 2002 -At Pabellon "Raimundo Saporta" (REAL Madrid)
Broadcasted by Localia TV
Maria Jesus Rosa retained tonight her European
Flyweight Title when she defeated last-minute opponent
Viktoria Varga, when Rosa stopped Varga in the 7th round. Rosa
dominated the fight from the beginning with her superior technical
skills, and Varga was in survival mode throughout the fight. Rosa is
now 13-0-0 (2KO), and Varga dropped to 1-7-2 (0KO).
December 12, 2002 - Club
Los Cachorros in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Marilyn Hernandez won a 4-round decision over Zuleida Diaz in the bantamweight division. Hernandez improves her
record to 1-1-0, and Diaz is now 0-3-0 (0KO).December 11, 2002 - México City,
México Susana Morales, El Salvador won a 2nd round disqualification
over Belem Posadas in a scheduled Flyweight four-rounder.
December 11, 2002 -Hudson Theatre
New York City, NY
In a close decision'ed fight Ann Marie Saccurato, is now
3-0-0 (2KO) of New York, when she defeated pro debuter Daria Hill, of
Philadelphia, PA. The bout was a 147-lb four rounder.
December 8, 2002
-Thistle Hotel in Bristol, U.K. Jane Couch,
Fleetwood, UK, won a ten-round unanimous decision over Borislava
Goranova, Bulgaria. Couch won the WBF junior welterweight title.
Final scoring was 100-90. Couch moved her record to 18-4-0 (7K)),
Goranova is now 2-4-0 (0KO). According to news sources, after the
fight, Couch issued a public challenge to Laila Ali.
December 6, 2002 -
Atlanta, Georgia Nina
Ahlin, 106, of Atlanta, GA, won by TKO over Nikki
Verbeck, 106, of Paris, AK, in the first round as a result
of a blow to the throat. Ahlin goes to 9-3-1 (3 KO) while Verbeck
goes 0-2-0. The six-fight card was
produced by Austin Wingo and David Oblas of Undisputed
Production, with 900 attendance at this mid-town venue on a cold
December night in Atlanta. Personalities attending included Terri
Moss and Corrine Vanreykdegroot. (Note:
One boxing fan wrote WBAN and said that Verbeck displayed no
boxing skills and when she was hit with a flurry she attempted to
"call time" forcing the referee to stop the fight.
Afterwards an angry Verbeck complained she was hit in the throat and
made an obscene gesture to the referee. She thought that being hit
in the neck was an illegal punch that should have afforded her a
break. However, in boxing it is "protect yourself at all
times" and a punch to the throat is legal. TL Fox)
6, 2002 - Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada Layla McCarter
won a four-round majority decision over Luna Blanca. There
were no knockdowns. Final judges scores were 38-38, 40-36, and
December 6, 2002 - Winnepeg,
Canada Jo-Anne Brooks in her pro debut TKO2 Ileano Serrano.
(Source: Winnepeg Sun Newspaper.)
December 6, 2002,
Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
O on the mainliner on ESPN2 "Friday Night
Fights", Vonda Ward, 189.5, defended her IBA Heavyweight title and she
won by stopping Kathy Rivers, 195.5, in the 1:41 second of the eighth round. Ward
moves to 15-0-0 (13 KO). On the undercard,
Shadina Pennybaker, 155, defeated SabrinaHall, 155
1/2, with a four-round unanimous decision in a middleweight
bout. Also, Kelli Cofer defeated Julia Day with
a four-round uanaimous decision in a featherweight bout.
December 6, 2002 -
Pontiac Silverdome, in Detroit, Michigan
Full Report by Katherine Dunn Christy
Martin, 144, won a 10-round decision over Mia St. John,
140 1/4. St. John
gets an "A+" for effort, as she hung in there and it was
obvious that she trained very hard for the fight. If St.
John did not have boxing fans before the fight, she absolutely
gained some after the fight. Martin could not take Mia out, like
most predicted, and Mia took some punishing body shots---not missing
a beat. Final scoring of the fight was 97-93, 97-93,
December 6, 2002 -
Hollywood Park Casino,
Los Angeles, California - Muay Thai In Muay Thai action
last night, Friday 6th December at the Hollywood Park Casino in Los
Angeles, Christy Martin used a fluid combination of powerful kicks
and punches to batter her way to a 2nd round TKO over a game but
outgunned Letticia Nunez. In October, Martin won their first
encounter by decision over 3 rounds.
In the other featured
women’s match, Patti Teran won a 3-round decision over
Adri Harding. Carefully gauging her openings, Teran snapped off
sharp, quick kicks, gradually upping the tempo of her attack over
the the last two rounds en route to a unanimous decision.
Latonya Long nor Alice Vaimaona saw action last night. Long,
impressive in her October debut, worked the corner for some of her
training partners from Extreme Power Kickboxing last night while
Vaimaona suffered the frustration of having an opponent cancel for
the 5th (!) straight time since a thundering joust against Dana
Sears in an unsanctioned match earlier this year.
December 3, 2002 - Memphis,
Moss, TKO1 1:28 seconds Angela Kirkes in a scheduled
strawweight four-rounder. As predicted this fight did not last
long, with Moss making it an early night for herself. Moss
knocked Kirkes down once, and with an overhand right to Kirkes after
the first knockdown, Kirkes was down the second time and the
fight was over. Moss improves her record to 2-3, and Kirkes
remains winless at 0-2-0.