July 29, 2000, Barranquilla
Darys Pardo won by KO 14 seconds in the first
round against Denis Yepes in the first round.
This has set a national record for the female
division. The card was organized by "Producciones Deportivas R & R" in memory of Fabio Poveda Márquez, famous colombian reporter.
July 29, 2000 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Jamilla Lawrence scored a TKO1 over Louise O'Donnell.
July 28, 2000 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Jeanne Martinez won a majority decision over Britt Van Buskirk.
July 28, 2000 in Fresno, California
Jenifer Alcorn TKO'd Imelda Arias 1:23 seconds in the first
round. An observer of the fight said that it may
be time for Alcorn to step up the competition. Alcorn
improved her record to 5-0 (4KO). Fight report from
Sacramento Bee Newspaper (copyrighted): He was a little late to help Imelda Arias. The 5-foot 2-inch fighter from
Juarez, Mexico, did little of consequence beyond hunching over in a corner
in a hail of head and body blows before Stammon interceded just 1:37 into
her lightweight bout against Alcorn. That's all the time Alcorn needed to break a sweat, not to mention Arias'
jaw. "I was expecting a tougher match," said Alcorn, who improved to 5-0 with her
fourth first-round knockout. "I was surprised. I think she thought I was
going to get tired, and then she would get me. I just didn't stop."
Arias (8-6) squeezed in a single shot to the head before Alcorn went
ballistic with 28 unanswered punches. "I don't think Arias has ever been hit like that," said Gary
Sullenger, Alcorn's manager. "It was evident early on that she was in trouble. I think
she had a strategy; it just unraveled in a hurry."
As much as Alcorn loved to win in front of a home crowd, she had hoped to
get a little more fight experience than Arias offered.
"This was supposed to be a step up for me, but it didn't work out that way,"
Alcorn said. "Hopefully, next time I can get a tougher fight in."
July 28, 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts
Suzanne Riccio-Major UD6 over Latisa
Smith; Dawne George TKO3 over Michelle
Wendy Sprowl TKO1 over Latasha Sheffey;
Stacy Lewis UD4 Evelyn Rodriguez;
Ann Marie FranceyTKO1 over Susan Pasanen.
(A special thanks to Michael C. for sending in the
results of all fights on the 28th).
July 25, Moscow, Russia
Anastasya Toktaulova, from Russia won a 10-round
unanimous decision against Oksana Vasilyeva, also
from Russia for the vacantFlyweight Russian female fly
July 22, 2000, Sky Ute
Casino and Lodge, Ignacio, Colorado
IFBA Featherweight Champion Sandra
"The Shark" Yard retained her
IFBA Featherweight Champion belt (126 lbs) when
she defeated Rolanda Andrews in a 10-round
unanimous decision. Yard moved to 11-2-2.
July 21, 2000,
Regent Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Karen Bill TKO'd Maria
Johansson 39 seconds in the 2nd round.
July 21, 2000,
Bakersfield Centennial Garden, Bakersfield, California
of Fontana defeated Kim Reed of Los Angeles by
TKO. Fight report (Excerpt from the
Bakerfield Californian, By Sherry Mombourquette
Californian staff writer: The female featherweight bout, which was intended to
last four rounds, ended quickly with the fight being
called after round two due to a physician's
advisory. In her pro debut, Marilyn Salcido of
Fontana defeated Kim Reed of Los Angeles by TKO.
"This is what I dreamed of," Salcido, said
of her pro debut. "My game plan was to stick to
her and just throw my jabs. I wanted to be the
aggressive one. It was a lot of hard work and my coach
helped me a lot." Salcido looked more like the
veteran as she came out charging Reed with almost
non-stop hooks. Despite a height difference of
several inches with Reed looking down at Salcido,
Salcido was successful at connecting hooks with Reed's
face and head. Salcido drew blood from
Reed's face early in the match, causing the match to
end early and sending Reed to the doctor. Copyrighted
by Bakerfield Californian Newspaper (by Sherry
July 21, 2000, Flying Eagle
Mt. Pleasant, MI,
Erica Sugar, 144.5, Garrett Park, MD, scored a TKO at 1.41 of the
fourth round over Bonnie Wherry, 144, Cleveland, female welterweights.
Wherry received an
injury to her ankle in the first round, and she
stopped in the fourth round.
Sugar is now 1-0
(1KO), and Wherry fell to 1-1.
20, 2000-Fair Park Automobile Building, Dallas, TX
Alice Smith of Dallas made her pro debut by
winning with a unanimous decision in a
four-round super-featherweight bout against Martha
Flores. Flores has now slipped to 0-5 record.
July 15, 2000,
Two women's matches were held in Arenal. The
results of those matches were the
following: Luz Marina Sarabia defeated Adolsaida Altamiranda
with a four-round unanimous decision, in the 135 lb
weight class. Marina record moved to 2-0, and
Adolsaida slipped to 1-1. The second
Indira Pérez De Castro TKO'd Mayrin Torres
in the third round. The weight class was in the
118 lb. range. Also, included on the card were amateur
bouts. Indira's record is 8-1 (this is still yet
to be confirmed).To read more about the history of
women's boxing in Columbia, and to learn more
about the women boxers in latino countries A special thanks to the
"Columbian Friend" for the fight results!
July 14, 2000 -New
Hampshire - First Profes
Report: Carley "The Hammer"
Pesente, from Hartford, Connecticut trained for
nine months before making her pro debut. On July 14,
in New Hampshire, Pesente met up with Kisha
"Awesome" Snow of Brooklyn, N.Y. This
was a "First" for New Hampshire with women's
boxing, and according to news sources the fight was
stopped too soon. Pesente and Snow fought for
one minute and twenty seconds when the fight was
stopped in the first round and Snow won the fight by a
TKO. Snow had backed Pesente up to the ropes with
some very straightforward hard jabs. Pesente was on
her feet when the fight was stopped. The crowd
booed .....Pesente told WBAN the following
(Excerpt): "I fought Kisha Snow last night. It was the first time that two female
professional fighters had fought in New Hampshire. I lost a controversial
decision that neither the fans or the State boxing commissioners could
believe. Kisha and I fought toe to toe during the course of the first
round. She hit me and I hit her, but at the end of the first round the ref
came over and looked at me and said, 'Oh I see something in your eyes I'm
ending this fight.' I was not hurt, dazed or incoherent and I could not
believe he was stopping the fight. "
Pesente was pleased that for close to 45 minutes she
sat in the parking lot signing autographs with many
fans saying the fight should not have been
stopped. Sue TL Fox 07/15/00
12, 2000 -Martin's West,
Report: Irsa Girgrah delighted the
Hyattsville crowd of 2,500 with when she won by a unanimous
six-round decision over Melinda Robinson of Austin, Texas, in
a non-title bout at Martin's West in Woodlawn last night. All three
judges gave Girgrah (13-3-2) 60-54 scores. Girgrah had been
scheduled to fight an eight-rounder against Carla Witherspoon, the
sister of former heavyweight king Tim Witherspoon. But Robinson
(9-12-1) was signed as a late substitute after Witherspoon was
charged with a parole violation.
July 9, 2000 Monroe,
On the undercard, referee Johnny Femia Jr. stopped a women's match after 22 seconds in the first
round. Jovette Jackson vs. Linda
Edwards. Jackson won the fight.
8, 2000, San Antonio, Texas
Lisa Avila defeated Sara Nichols
by a four-round
unanimous decision, final score was 39-37, 38-36, 38-37.
Fight Report by Esteban Erik Stipnieks
"Aged Aggressive Avila evens the score. I was at
a loss for a predictions pre-fight. Pre-fight, Avila wanted
to "feel out" --- then attack. Sara Nichols had no game plan other then to trust in the lord.
She brought a bible ringside. The fight proved to be a good battle.
There was a 21- year age difference Sara Nichols, 19
years old, and Lisa Avila, was 40. Nothing in this fight was certain
until it happened." Erik -Round One
Both fighters took slightly backward cautious stances. Sara emptied
her tank knocking down Lisa Avila once and almost twice before the bell
ended. Avila appeared to be fearful and tentative. Round Two
Avila slid into aggressor mode
and a heavy exchange of about fifteen seconds occurred in
the neutral corner. Avila got the better of it. The action was intense toe to toe.
Round Three Lisa Avila slid some martial arts training and was cautioned twice for
a spinning backfist. Sara Nichol's trainers scream
for her to stay on the outside. Sarah landed a few jabs. One shot causing Sara Nichol's nose to bleed.
Avila landed some solid shots, and so did Sarah. Defense was
generally poor by both fighters. Round Four
A pattern slid in Avila was clearly the
aggressor landing some solid shots on Sara, almost making her go down. There was
clinching near the end as it looked like Sarah might go down.
The score cards indicate a close bout with 39-37, 38-36,
38-37. Sarah winning the first round and the final three going to Lisa Avila. Lisa Avila is now 1-1, and Sarah Nichols 0-1.
July 3, 2000 Hyatt
Regency, Monterey, California
Gina "Boom Boom" Guidi
defeated Marsha Valley in
a close six-round decision by a majority decision,
57-57, 58-56, and 59-55. WBAN scored the fight
57-57 which would have made this great fight a draw.
One of the best fights on the crowd, Guidi and Valley
July 2, 2000 Delmar Fair, Delmar, California –
Promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Michelle Vidales of Spring Valley TKO'd Mercedes
Medina of Whittier, who was making her pro debut, 1:52
of the third round in a lightweight match. Vidales
moved her record to 3-2 (3KO's), and Medina is 0-1.
July 1, 2000 - Ohkay Casino Dome, San Juan
Pueblo, New Mexico, Jayla Ortiz of Santa Fe Mexico
won an 8-round majority decision in the Bantamweight
division, over Copitzi Mendivil of Guamuchil, México.
Judges scored the match 76-76, 78-74, 77-75. Ortiz
moved her record to 8-5-2 (3KO's), and Mendivil
dropped to 7-6-2 (4KO's).
July 1, 2000
Elephant & Castle L/C - London.
WBF Lightweight Title - Jane
Couch defeated Galina Gumliska
(Bulgaria) in a ten round championship bout. WBF
Pan European Title - Cathy Brown of London
defeated Jane Wilde of Middlesboro in a
six-round unanimous decision. Brown is still
undefeated at 3-0, and Wilde fell to 1-2.