31, 2001 -Ameristar Casino,
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City promoter Doug Freeman reports that January 31, at Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, Missouri,
GI Jodi Mobley moved her pro record to 2-0 by way of knockout at 1:58 of the 2nd round of a scheduled 4 round flyweight bout. Jodi defeated
Cristi Lea of Kansas City, who was making her pro debut. Cristi was a replacement for Kristal Allen, who was placed on 30 days suspension after a fight 3 days prior when she was not able to continue due to the flu. The fight was ruled a TKO, hence the suspension. Trainers, promoters and fighters predict a very exciting and busy year ahead for Kansas City women boxers!
The fight was a scheduled
Flyweight four-rounder. Mobley improved her record to 2-0. Lea is now 0-1.
January 30, 2001, Aloha Tower Complex, Honolulu, Hawaii
Vicky Cozy, 125, won her pro debut when she stopped Bethany
Roger, 126, by a TKO, fourth round. News sources said that the
fight was an action-packed four rounder, that had the crowd on its
28, 2001, -The Moon in Tallahassee, Florida,
Sophia Johnson, 139,
Atlanta, Georgia won a
four-round unanimous decision against Jodi Kombrinck,
133, of Tallahassee. . According to news sources, Kombrinck was knocked
to her knees by a short right to the head, but battled on to finish the bout
bloody-nosed but on her feet.
28, 2001-Phoenix, Arizona
had a four-round Majority draw with Yvonne Caples in a rematch. The third
and fourth round were televised on Univision. The judges scores were: 2 judges saw the fight 38-38 and 1 Judge saw it 39-37 for Elena. It was a great fight by both fighters with action moving back and forth thorough out the fight. Elena staggered Yvonne in the third round. Yvonne held on to Elena, and Elena could not finish her.
January 27, 2000,in Munich, Germany, on a Universum
Daisy Lang defended her WIBF title at jr.
bantamweight against Nadia Debras. Lang won by a unanimous
decision, with final scoring of 96-94, 98-93, and 99-92. Marcel
Niessen said, "Even though Debras' left eye was swelling badly she
didn't stop moving forward and trading punches with Lang." Lang
moved her record to 13-1-0 (6KO), and Debras has dropped to 1-6-1.
27, 2001 -Amsterdam
Esther Schouten (Holland) vs. Bettina Volker (Germany)
6 rounds at junior featherweight Division. One
of boxing's so called "Beauty's" lost her head last night. Esther
Schouten stopped Bettina Volker 0:20 in the first round. Schouten, not known as a
puncher, threw a punch and Volker didn't know what to do so the ref stopped
January 27, 2001 in Nikolaiev, Ukraine
Alina Shaternikova of the Ukraine TKO4 Elena Yakovenko, Ukraine. Also,
Marina Kozerod, of Kiev, won a four-round decision over Viktoria Olenik.
Roseland Ballroom-Taunton, MA
Jay Vega TKO4 Wendy Sprowl and won the WIBF Flyweight title.
This was reported by news sources as the first ever women's championship in
the state of Massachusetts. Vega moved to 4-0 2 KO) and Sprowl fell to
Boxing’s first 2001 card Radisson Hotel Astrodome. Excerpt by Jonathan Cooper:
Lanie Ellis of Houston showed amazing power and polished boxing skills in her pro debut, gaining a third-round knockout
of Diane Flemon (0-2) of Nacogdoches. The fight started off as a brawl,
with Ellis landing the better of the blows but former Toughman Flemon landed plenty of shots as well. As the fight progressed, Ellis began
boxing and moving, landed punches at will and wearing Flemon out. "It was tough the way she came out and was wailing away," Ellis said.
"My coach said at first that I was fighting the way she wanted me to, but I realized if I could box, I would have more success."
Ellis (1-0 1 KO) made her debut at age 31, but she looks to be one of the better female prospects in the area. "I plan on taking this as far
as it will take me, and I hope that is to the top," she said.
Centennial Garden Arena-Bakersfield, CA
In the six-round co-main event, Lisa Holewyne, 140, of Crawford, Texas narrowly defeated
Brenda Bell-Drexel, 138, of Austin, Texas, by majority decision. One
judge scored the bout a draw (57-57), while two judges scored the bout 58-56
in Ms. Holewyne's favor. There were no knockdowns in a tough match between
contrasting styles, which led to frequent clinches and tie-ups but also saw
determined effort and solid punches. On the whole, it was a very worthy
match for a co-main event. On the undercard, in a rock 'em,
sock 'em 4 rounder, Sunshine Fettkether, 149, in her professional
debut in conventional boxing, lost a unanimous decision to hometown favorite
Debbie Foster, 146. While there were no knockdowns, this match saw
many hard, staggering blows that thrilled the highly vocal, enthusiastic
crowd and left Ms. Fettkether's nose bloodied and both women marked around
the eyes. Ms. Foster advances to 3-1 with the victory. Ms. Fettkether,
of course, is well-known to most readers as one of the preeminent women in
Muay Thai. Despite the loss, she showed great promise in the added
discipline of Western-style boxing. All 3 judges scored the match
39-37. The matches took place before a superb, enthusiastic,
appreciative audience (for both men's and women's matches). Crowd estimate -
2,000? 3,000? Fight report by Craigo.
January 21, 2001-San
Jessica Rakoczy, 23, won by a unanimous four-round decision over Mary
Rakoczy remains undefeated with a 3-0
record. Wells record is now 3-1.
21, 2001 -The Peppermill Casino, Reno, Nevada
Kelsey Jeffries, 124, of Gilroy, Calif., used a five-inch height and
nine-inch reach advantage to win every round and take a four-round decision
over Imelda Arias, 129, of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Jeffries raised her
record to 10-2 and Arias, who had won eight fights by knockout, is 8-9.
(Source: Reno Gazette Journal)
January 20, 2001-Las
Mia St. John, (19-0 records, with about 9-12 mismatches in this record)
TKO'd Sherri Thompson in the third round. News sources said that
Thompson was overmatched with St. John. So what is new... The good news is
St. John is talking about retiring in September.
19, 2001-Hadsund, Denmark
Anita Christensen of Denmark, won by
a unanimous decision against Valerie Rangheard of France. Christensen improved her record to 8-0, and Rangheard fell
January 19, 2001 - California
Gloria Ramirez won
a four-round unanimous decision over Eliza Olson. Although Olson is a fairly new fighter, she showed
determination, speed and was very gutzy fighting more experienced Ramirez. A good even matchup. Final scoring was 40-36, 39-37,
January 19, 2001 - Mt. Pleasant,
Ada Velez became the new IBA Bantamweight Champion after
fighting her first 10-round title bout against Kathy Williams at the Soaring Eagle Casino, in Mt. Pleasant,
Michigan...Velez won by a unanimous decision, 99-91, 97-93,
100-90. WBAN's Inside reporter said that there were no
knockdowns in the 10-rounder, and that Kathy received two accidental
headbutts, due to the height difference. Velez moved her record to
7-0-0 (4KO), and Williams is now 11-3-0 (4KO).
2001-Casino Magic in Bay
St. Louis, MS
Nina Ahlin won by a six-round
unanimous decision against Sarah Goodson. Final judging was 60-54.
18, 2001 -
Arrowhead Pond-Anaheim, California
Mikee Stafford, got her first pro win, with a four round
KO over a very game Crystal Bolles. Stafford had Bolles down in the 2nd and
third, and bloodied her nose in the second. Stafford is 1-1, Bolles is 0-2.
January 17, 2001, Yonkers, New York
Melissa Salamone, 130, defeated IFBA Featherweight champion Layla
McCarter, 130, in a six-round bout. Salamone improved her record to
19-0-1 (7KO), and McCarter dropped to 7-5-1. There were no knockdowns and
according to news sources, Salamone won every round, except the fifth
round. Salamone was originally going to fight Shakurah Witherspoon,
who she had already defeated twice before, but Layla McCarter was named as a
replacement close to the date of this fight.
January 13-14, 2001 Milwaukee, Wisc.
In the one women's bout of the Wisconsin Amateur Boxing Championships held
in Milwaukee Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13 and 14, a fired up Faizah Ami,1-
0, at 108 pounds, scored a second round stoppage against Jessica Zigman,
who weighed 119, who was making her first amateur start. There were eleven
other bouts Saturday, all men's, two of which were championship matches. On
Sunday there were nine men's matches. Winners will represent Wisconsin in
regional competition Feb. 16 and 17 in Norfolk, Nebraska. Boxers from Iowa,
Minnesota, Nebraska also will compete for the Northern Midwest USA Boxing
January 12, 2001,Atlanta City, New Jersey
133, faced Sue Mullett, 134, in a scheduled
10-rounder for the UBA (Universal Boxing Association) title, that ended in a
TKO :22 in the fourth round! As one news source reported, Isra
Girgrah (16-3-2, 8 KOs) made good on her preflight prediction by stopping
Susan Mullett (7-6) with a fourth-round TKO. Girgrah dropped Mullett
to the canvas with a straight right at the end of the third round, then
started the fourth with a combination of punches, that pinned Mullett on the
ropes. The referee intervened and stopped the fight. Girgrah did
not wear her traditional boxing trunks, and came donning in the ring a red
skirt with black tights. Apparently the skirt was so tight that Girgrah's
corner had to rip the seams on both sides after the first round to give her
more freedom to move!
January 7, 2001 -Texas Station, Las Vegas, NV
Freeda Foreman vs. Yolanda Blackmer (1-2). Foreman TKO1 Blackmer.
Blackmer is also a "Federal ID'd Wisconsin" boxer. WBAN did not
even view this fight, and knew what the outcome would be before it even took
place. Comments from one boxing fan frustrated these garbage matches,
"What a mess this is turning into! Freeda is on a good diet but is she training?"
Foreman is now 4-0 with all unbelievable bad fighters.
6, 2001 -Tacoma, Washington
Jessica LaPointe won a four-round decision over Jamie Day.
An excerpt from the News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington: Jessica LaPointe, from
Spanaway, scored a four-round unanimous decision over Jamie Day (1-4-0) in a battle of lightweights. LaPointe ran her record to 2-0-0. Both victories were
against Day. LaPointe
improved her record to 2-0. Day dropped to 0-5.
January 6, 2001 Liege, Belgium
Nathalie Toro of Belgium KO1 Genifer Radinovic of
Austria. This was a featherweight bout, and Toro moved her record to