February 28, 2002 - Baltimore, Maryland
a banquet crowd in The International Room of The Baltimore Wyndham Hotel, Isra
"Raging Beauty" Girgrah won a ten-round split decision and
retained her UBA Junior lightweight belt over a very game and gracious Tracy
"The Lady" Byrd. After a rather even two rounds of competitive action,
Girgrah opened things up a little when she landed a good right on Byrd that
dropped her to the canvas. However, the Byrd, who proved to be a
tough opponent got up to take a standing eight count. From then on,
though, it seemed to this observer that Byrd got rather busy the rest of the
fight, pressing most of the action by trying to bang with Girgrah from the
inside while Girgrah was boxing her way through the fight with rather clean
shots from the outside. Byrd did some roughing up of Girgrah from the inside
and managed to rock Girgrah with a few rights of her own, but never managed
to knock Girgrah to the canvas. The scorecards were 97-92, 92-96, &
97-92 in favor of Girgrah. The judges were not all looking at the same
fight. This one had rematch written all over it. Girgrah improved her
record to 19-3-2 (9KO), and Byrd dropped to 12-4-0 (4KO).
February 28, 2002 - Leon County Civic
Center, Tallahassee, Florida USA
Welterweights Sharice Gray had a four-round majority decision
over Tinitia Austin. Gray improved her record to 2-3-0 (1KO), and
Austin dropped to 3-2-0.
February 28, 2002 -Hollywood
Park Casino, in Inglewood, California
Marsha Valley, 165, won a unanimous six-round decision over
Shirvelle Williams, 159. Valley backed Williams up in the fight, and
Williams would tire out at times toward the end of some of the rounds.
Valley improved her record to 9-5-4, and Williams experienced her first loss
and is now 4-1-0.
February 23, 2002 - Germany
Nadja Loritz won a close points decision against Krisztina
Belinszky of Hungary after their
10 rounds Junior Flyweight bout. Two judges gave the fight to Loritz 97-95
and 96-94, while the 3rd judge called it a 95-95 draw. There were
some booing from the fans when the result was announced, which indicates
that it was a possible home town decision. Loritz moved her record to 8-0-2
(5KO), and Belinszky fell to 0-2-2 (0KO).
February 23, 2002 - Milan, Italy
Stefania Bianchini, Italy, defeated Mariana Pampuk, Hungary,
in a four-round bout.
February 23, 2002, Neu-Isenburg, Germany
Nathalie Meiss, Denmark, defeated Agnesa Vidova in a
four-round decision on points.
February 23, 2002 -Arena
Light flyweights Delia Lopez defeated Andrea "Nen"
with a unanimous decision. Delia improves her record to 2-0-1,
Benitez fell to 4-1-1.
February 23, 2002 -Bally's
- Atlantic City
125, fought Kelsey Jeffries,
125, in a close 10-round split decision, for the vacant IWBF
Featherweight title. According to news sources, Ashley remained
the busier fighter in the 10-rounder. In the second round, Jeffries floored
Ashley with a stiff left hand where Ashley took a brief count. The was
a rematch for the two where Ashley had won the first time around. Emil
Conforti scored it 96-94 and Melvina Lathan 96-93 all for Alicia; Henry
Grant had it 97-93 for Kelsey. Ashley improved her record to 7-3-1, and Jeffries is now
11-7-1 (1KO). These two women boxers are exceptional fighters. Jeffries a real
"warrior" steps in the ring whenever a fight is offered. (That
is probably why she is called Road Warrior!) She just fought on February
2, 2002, and fought Corinne "Goose" Van Ryckdegroot, a very
tough matchup, just three months prior to that she fought Laura Serrano
and also fought Iwona Guzoswka in Iwona’s hometown of Poland.
Ashley will also step up to any boxer take all comers. She had JUST had a
fight last month on January 13, 2002, against Layla McCarter in Las
Vegas where she had a six-round draw. These boxers are the women that will
pave the road for this sport. They just go in and "do it."
February 19-23, 2002 – San
The San Antonio Regional Golden Gloves Tournament - Amateurs
The amateur event was sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of San
Antonio. More than 130 boxers (male and female) from South Texas were
entered. Many of the boxers were newcomers, making their amateur debuts in
the sub-novice division. There was also an added division for novice who
were boxers that had less than 10 bouts. In the
women’s matches, Belinda Olivares, 17, a Golden
Gloves National Champion and who has been boxing for five years took on Elizabeth
Villarreal, 26, a full-time sales rep at USAA, with three children.
Villarreal had been boxing for five months. Olivares defeated Villarreal by
a 4-1 decision on (Thursday, February 21) Also, Valerie Campos TKO1 Marisa
At the finals, (Saturday, February 23) Rosa Lobo defeated Belinda
Olivares and won the novice light-welterweight title; Anca Neager defeated
Valerie Campos for the championship; and,
Anju Reejhsinghani, stopped Viktoria
Garza in the second round. *These are incomplete results at this
February 22, 2002 – Budapest,
Blue Alligator Box Promotion
In a light-welterweight in a scheduled four-rounder, Kataline Csehi (or
Hungary, won by a unanimous decision over Gyongyi Szucs, Hungary; In
a four-round lightweight bout, Réka Krempf, Hungary, won
by a decision over Angela Nagy, Hungary; and in the
four-round Flyweight bout, Kristina Poroszki, Hungary, had a draw
with Viktoria Vargas, Hungary.
February 22, 2002 -
Jerome Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio
Vonda Ward, 13-0-0 (13 KO) remained undefeated when she stopped
Gigi Jackson, 0-1-0, 1:48 seconds of the fourth round. Jackson was making
her pro debut, and came from the amateurs. Ward outboxed Jackson throughout
the four rounds of boxing, dropping Jackson 30 seconds into the first round.
The Columbia Dispatch said that the fight was "perhaps the most
entertaining fight of the nine held as part of ESPN’s Friday Night
Fights." Jackson’s trainer, Mike Johnson, said that it was just
"inexperience", and that when a boxer throws only one punch at a
time, a boxer is not going to beat a fighter like Ward. Before the
fight there were some problems with the weight between Ward and Jackson.
Ward initially came in at 179.5, and was asked to reweigh after putting some
weight on. Jackson weighed in at 238 lbs., which was over what was
anticipated that she would come in at. Ward did get her weight up to 185,
and the fight was still a go--- Although, originally planned to be televised
on ESPN2, it was apparently pulled off the televised segment of the fight. In
the second women’s bout, Kelli Cofer, 128, also remained undefeated at 5-0-0 (1KO), when she went
four rounds with Terry Blair, 126.5. Cofer easily won the fight by
keeping control of the bout throughout the four rounds.
February 22, 2002 - Montebello, California
In an action-filled, hard-fought 4-round
match, Claudia Valenciana of Oxnard, Calif.
defeated Mikee Stafford of Palmdale, Calif. by
majority decision. Although their technique needs polishing, the two
impressively athletic women waged a strenuous battle. They fought with
undeniable determination and force even when tied up, struggling hard to
outmuscle and outpunish each other along the ropes. Surprisingly
confident and relaxed in only her second professional bout, Valenciana
strode about the ring waiting for the introductions, saluting with her fist
some well-wishers in the audience. Valenciana, who KO'd her first opponent
in something like nine seconds in her debut, showed no nervousness or
hesitation in her punches while setting the tone at once, attacking Stafford
and forcing her to retreat while coming after her with big lefts and rights
to the body and then fighting to avoid being tied up. After weathering the
initial storm, Stafford eventually began finding the range, beating
Valenciana to the punch with some hard jabs, and then in the 2nd round
landing some big power punches of her own. Stafford, however, was
relying too much on single punches, a left jab here, a big right there,
according to Victor Hernandez, who is now one of the most important
trainers in womens' boxing (polishing the skills of top contenders like
Wendy Rodriguez, Marsha Valley, and JoJo Wyman,among others). Although Hernandez felt that Stafford landed the harder power
shots in the fight, the decision he thought was fair because while Stafford
was throwing one punch, Valenciana was throwing two or three. Although
there were no knockdowns in the hard-hitting match, Stafford's nose was
bloodied by round 3 and Valenciana began to appear winded, holding her sides
during breaks when the referee separated the two women. Yet, remarkably,
each time the action resumed she was equal to the demands on her, refusing
to wilt and tenaciously matching strength with her more experienced rival.
Valenciana, a 3-time gold medalist at the Police Olympics and mother of a
3-year old, weighed in at 143 pounds. Stafford, a former track
athlete, weighed in at 141.The judges scorecards: 39-37, 40-36 in
favor of Valenciana, with one judge scoring it as a draw 38-38. Valenciana
advances her record to 2-0-0 (1KO); Stafford drops to3-5-0 (0KO). Craig Ogawa
February 22, 2002 -Boston, Massachusetts
Wendy Sprowl won Terry Moss,
of Miami Florida with a four-round unanimous decision. Moss was making her
pro debut. Sprowl improved her record to 6-1-0 (2KO), and Moss fell to
February 17, 2002 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Lightweights (135 lb) Jessica
IFBA World Featherweight Champion Layla McCarter in a six-round unanimous decision. Mary Ann Owen who
covered the fight ringside said that McCarter kept her distance from Rakoczy,
and that the exchanges of punches were fast and furious by both
boxers. Owen said, "Rakoczy controlled the pace of the fight, she
threw some of the harder blows to McCarter's head." Final
scoring was 59-55, 59-55, 60-54. Rakoczy remains undefeated
with 9-0-0 (2KO). McCarter fell to 9-6-3 (2KO).
February 16, 2002 Vienna, Austria
Super-Flyweight Diana Szilaggi, Hungary, TKO4 Anca Moise,
Romania. Szilaggi improved her record to 3-1-0 (2KO).
February 16, 2002 - Las Vegas, Nevada
"Everlast Heavyweight Explosion" card held at the
Las Vegas Hilton, Vaia Zaganas, 105, Burnaby, British Columbia,
Canada, fought and won Diedre Hamaguchi,
103, in a four-round Strawweight bout. Final judging was 40-36,
40-36, 39-37. Zaganas moved her record to 3-1 (2KO), and Hamaguchi dropped
to 0-2-1 (0KO).
February 16, 2002 -Connecticut
Pennsylvania Shakurah Witherspoon, who has a heart of a lion, but cannot seem to pull off many
wins...Was stopped in the fourth round 1:30 pm by Lucia Rijker.
Witherspoon now has 27 losses to her record - Rijker remains undefeated
15-0-0 (14KO). Witherspoon fell to 9-27-1 (4KO).
February 15, 2002 -n Szekszárd, Hungary
Featherweight Piroska Beki of Budapest, Hungary TKO1 Florina
Platon of Cluj, Romania. Beki improved her record to 3-2 (1KO).
February 11, 2002 -
Jr. Bantamweight Krisztina Poropszki won a four-round decision
over Eva Fenyvesi. Also, Jr. Lightweights Reka Kremke and Gyongyi
Szucs had a four-round draw.
February 11, 2002 - Spoleto, Italy
Maria Moroni TKO2 Angela Nagy.
February 9, 2002 -
SAGE2000 Madrid, Spain
Silvia Leon, Spain KO1 Lenka Flakova, Eslovaquia, in a
scheduled four-round welterweight bout.
February 9, 2002 - Budapest, Hungary
Promoted by Blue Alligator Box Promotion
In a lightweight bout, Réka Krempf of Hungary had a four-round draw
with Gyöngyi Szûcs. In a second women's match, in the
Super-flyweight division, Krisztina Poropszki of Hungary won a
four-round bout by Éva Fenyvesi of Hungary.
February 8, 2002 - At the Ritz Theatre,
Raleigh, North Carolina
Annie of Morgantown, West Virginia TKO4 (34 seconds) , Angela Knight of Wilson, North Carolina
in a scheduled middleweight four
round bout. Annie who has also fought as an Amateur showed skill and
promise, however Knight who showed a lot of heart, but little
skill. Knight who is very tall (6'or 6'1") showed
very little technique, and brawled with mostly chopping down punches.
February 8, 2002 - Budapest, Hungary
Viktoria Milo of Hungary won a four round decision over Mariana
Pampuk. Milo is now 1-2-0 (0KO), and Pampuk dropped to 0-8-0 (0KO).
February 8, 2002 - Beaumont Club, Kansas
Angela Nealon making her pro debut stopped Tammy McGuire of Paris, Arkansas, by TKO in the 3rd round in a scheduled
four rounder, in the lightweight division. Nealon is now 1-0-0 (1KO),
and McGuire fell to 0-3-0 (0KO). Also, Cathy Freeman TKO2 Denise Mullins. Freeman improved her record to
6-0-0 (3KO), and Mullins fell to 1-1-0.
February 8, 2002-
At the Pechanga Entertainment Center, in Temecula, CA
136, of Russia, remains undefeated at 4-0-0,after she wins by a six-round unanimous decision
over Imelda Arias, 136.5, Juarez, Mexico. Final scoring from all judges was 60-54.
February 7, 2002 - Southport
Sharks Football Club on the Gold Coast - Australia
Olympic discus thrower Heavyweight Lisa Marie Vizaniari, 30, stopped Kelli
Courtenay, 18, in the third round after her corner threw in the towel.
Vizaniari remains undefeated with four wins. It was Courtenay’s first
fight. Vizaniari hopes to be the first heavyweight women’s boxing champion
in Australia in the near future.
February 2, 2002 - Velten, Germany
Lightweights Agnesa Vidova, Slovaquia, defeated
Sina Duher in a four-round unanimous decision.
February 2, 2002 - American Airlines Arena, in Miami, Florida
Corinne "Goose" Van Ryckdegroot, 128.5, won a six-round unanimous
decision over a very game Kelsey Jeffries, 126, of Gilroy, California. According to WBAN’s Inside
reporter, "Goose", dressed in a Native American outfit
and donning her hair in pig tails, dominated the fight with Jeffries.
It also appeared that Jeffries may have broken her nose. Jeffries was
knocked down twice in the second round, and by the end of the fight, Goose
was covered in Jeffries blood. Van Ryckdegroot remains undefeated and
improves her record to 9-0-0. Jeffries fell to 11-6-0 (0KO).
February 1, 2002 - Keshina, Wisconsin
In Keshina, Heavyweights Carley Pesente, 203, TKO2 Jeanine Tracy,
193. Pesente made a short night of this evening when she evened her
boxing record to 2-2-0 (2KO), after she pounded Tracy with several hard
body shots during the course of the first round. At the end of the
round, Tracy went back to her corner and refused to come out for the 2nd
February 1, 2002 - Palace Indian Gaming
Center, Lemoore, California
Fresno's Jennifer Alcorn, 136, won a four-round unanimous decision over
Shakurah Witherspoon, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 134.5. Final scoring was
40-36 by all three judges. Alcorn remained undefeated with a 12-0-0
(8KO) record, and Witherspoon fell to 9-26-1 (4KO). According to news sources Alcorn came out very aggressively
in the first round, and had Witherspoon back-peddling. Witherspoon was
able to effectively defend herself and get some good combinations in the
later rounds. Milo F. Bryant - staff writer for the Sacramento Bee said the
following (excerpt), "Alcorn easily won her 12th consecutive
bout with a unanimous decision over Philadelphia's Carla Shakurah
Witherspoon. Unlike their November fight in Bakersfield, in which
Witherspoon appeared to avoid Alcorn, the two started clashing moments after
the bell. Less than 20 seconds into the bout, Alcorn knocked
Witherspoon into the ropes with a hard left. Alcorn proceeded to pound away
at Witherspoon, who simply ducked her head for protection. Alcorn
threw so many punches she looked as though the sheer volume of the swings
tired her. Witherspoon knew how to
hit, too. She caught Alcorn with a couple lefts and several rights that
rocked the Fresno boxer's head."
February 1, 2002 - Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona - ESPN2, *Not Televised
Sunshine Fettkether, 154, won a four-round majority decision
over Evelyn Rodriguez, 157.5, of New York. Debby Mauldin
said, "I'd have to give Evelyn the first round - as usual Sunshine was
slow getting started and took some hard punches to the face and body from
Evelyn, leaving a bruise under Sunshine's right eye. After that, Sunshine
came on strong and dominated the rest of the fight. The crowd loved
it. After the fight, Evelyn came into Sunshine's dressing room and
asked for a rematch. Sunshine accepted without hesitation.
Thanks so much to Evelyn and her team for coming all the way from NY."
On the second women's matchup Delia "Chiquita" Gonzalez,
112, had a majority draw with Yolanda Gonzalez, 113.
February 1, 2002 - Hersey
Centre, in Canada Newcomer Olga Heron, 126, won her pro
debut by a second round stoppage (1:42 seconds) of Anna Francis,
129.5, Durell Wambolt was ringside and did some pre-fight coverage of
this new boxer. Lisa "Bad News" Brown was present at this
February 1, 2002-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma At the Coca Cola Center,
another women’s matchup donned the main event! Sumya "The Island
Girl" Anani, 143, fought a non-stop eight rounder against Britt
VanBuskirk, 144, that had the crowd off their seats. Anani won the fight
by a unanimous decision. Final scoring by all three judges was 80-72.
Tony Holden of "Lets Get It On"
Promotions said that he plans to try and have a women’s match on all of
his cards. Anani required stitches over her right eye after the fight.