July 31, 2003 -Sault Ste Marie,
Kewadin Casino, Hessel, Michigan
Mary Jo Sanders, 138.5, won a
four-round unanimous decision over Terri Blair, 137.
July 29, 2003 - Rodeo NIghts card - Phoenix,
Arizona -Report by Dale Hausner Amateur
In some amateur action, Leslie Sonnenklar, 168, stopped Chrystal
Proctor, 182, in two rounds. This was billed as a grudge match as
the two girls tried in vain for months to get together for a round of
fisticuffs. After a wild first round, Leslie settled down and went
back to the basics. Leslie jabbed well and moved side to side, eventually
busting Proctor's nose into a bloody mess. Proctor had taken enough of a
beating and surrendered after round two. Leslie was bruised as well but hung
tough for the TKO win. The crowd was really into this fight from the opening
bell. Their energy rubbed off on the fighters. Sonnenklar is hoping to
resume her boxing career soon but lack of women in her weight class often
hinders her fighting prospects. Sonnenklar is trained by former Welterweight
Champion Eric Hernandez and his brother, Carlos. The bout was co-promoted by
Peter McKinn and by Larry Webster with Arizona Presents.
2003-Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Judith Urbaez, 125, won a four-round unanimous decision over
Diana Garcia, 126.
This was a rematch for the two, when the first time out
Garcia was stopped.
July 26, 2003
in Tel Aviv, Israel
Hagar Shmoulefeld won a six-round decision over
Granka Blagojevic, pro debut. Shmoulefeld is now
1-0-3 (0KO), and Blagojevic 0-1-0 (0KO).
July 26, 2003 -
Sam's Town Casino, Tunica, Mississippi
Tiffiani Land-Abunyez, 125, won a four-round
unanimous decision over Lana Alexander, 127.
July 26, 2003 -
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa, California
Yvonne Caples, 106 won a 10-round unanimous decision over
Mary Duron, 108, for the vacant Jr. Flyweight title.
Final Scoring was 100-90, 100-90, 98-92.
July 26, 2003 -
DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Super Bantamweight Jennifer Salinas, 120, won a
four-round unanimous decision over Isabel Manyseng.
2003 – "Rumble Under the Stars", Haverhill Stadium, Promoted
Denise Moses, making her pro debut stopped Kim
Jeffrey in the first round winning by :20 seconds TKO in a scheduled
four-rounder. Moses has been boxing for close to two years,
and trains at the Lawrence Boxing Club. Moses, 18, is a senior
at Lawrence High School, where she briefly played football as
a quarterback. The 5-3 ˝, 118-pounder was 5-0 as an amateur.
She captured the New England Golden Gloves novice title this
year. Before making her pro debut, Moses said, “Some day I’d
love to be a world champion, but right now I’m fighting
because it’s fun.”
July 25, 2003 -
Tulsa Creek Nation Gaming Center, in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Vaia "Vicious" Zaganas won by a unanimous decision over
Sarah Goodson in a rematch for the two in a scheduled
six-rounder. An Insider at the fight reported that
Zaganas won every round, and that 'Zaganas came close to
matching Roy Jones' record against Pazienza for an opponent
not landing a single punch in a round.' The insider did report
that Goodson was "game" but she did not have an answer for
Vaia's boxing style. Final
Scoring was 60-54, 60-54, and 59-55.
July 24, 2003 -
Performing Arts Center, Oxnard, California
Super-middleweights Erin Toughill won a four-round
unanimous decision over Nicole Conant of Las Vegas, in
a scheduled Four round bout. Toughill dominated the fight and
walked away with a clean 40-36 on all score cards.Toughill
is now 3-1-1, and Conant slips to 1-1-0. Also,
Sosadia Razo won by TKO3 over Khurel Gerelgazav.
July 23, 2003
in Budapest, Hungary
Judith Palacian won by TKO3 over Natalia Bakos.
July 22, 2003 -
Pismo Beach, California-ESPN2
Claudia Valenciana, 147, stopped Christine Rodriguez,
146 1/4, in the third round of a scheduled four-round
welterweight bout. News sources reported that Valenciana
continued to overwhelm her opponent.
July 19, 2003 -
Reliant Park, in Houston, Texas, on a Showtime card
On the undercard, Gracie Olivares, from Houston, won a
four-round unanimous decision over Stephanie Dobbs in a
112-lb. division. This fight was not televised.
July 19, 2003
in Kiev, Ukraine
Viktoria Oleynik fought a six-round draw with Oksana
July 19, 2003
in Crossville, Tennessee
Donna Lee Biggers, 132, South Carolina, fighting in her pro debut
won a four-round unanimous
decision over Helen Shari Penson, 135.
July 19, 2003 -
In two women's matches on the card, the co-main event featured Sunshine Fettkether vs. Mitzi
Jeter in a 10-round IFBA World Welterweight title bout. According
to news sources (Durango Herald) they reported that Fettkether
and Jeter "battled the full 10 rounds for the IFBA world
welterweight championship bout with Fettkether eventually
earning a close decision over Jeter and both receiving a
standing ovation. On the undercard, Terri Cruz, TKO2
1:58 seconds, Vangie
Abeyta, who was a last-minute opponent.
July 18, 2003 -
Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, Massachusetts
TKO3 Crystal Bolles in a scheduled
July 18, 2003-Dover
Downs Slots, Dover, Delaware Lakeysha”Total Package” Williams,
123.5, fought Jerri Sitzes, 121.5, in an entertaining eight-rounder,
in the main event. Williams and Sitzes fought to an eight-round
controversial (split) draw. Final scoring by the judges was 77-75
(Williams), 77-75 (Sitzes), and 76-76 (Draw). James Baker and Bernard
Harris were originally supposed to fight in the main event, but due to
Harris coming in 12 lbs heavy, their fight was reduced from a 10-rounder, to
a six-round exhibition.
July 18, 2003 - DeKalb Atlanta Center,
Terri "Too Tuff" Moss,
105, Atlanta, won a four-round unanimous decision
over Charimar Caban, 106, Puerto Rico. Final
Scores 40-36. Moss is now 4-4-0 (1KO), and Caban is 1-2-0.
July 15, 2003 -Playboy
Mansion, in Beverly Hills, California, on an ESPN2 card, and
promoted by Gary Shaw Promotions
Jo Jo Wyman, 129.5, won a six-round
unanimous decision over Laura Serrano, 129.5.
Wyman dropped Serrano in the second and fifth Round. Final
judges scores were 58-54, 58-54, and 57-55...Also, in a
four-rounder that was televised, Mary Jo Sanders won a
four-round unanimous decision over Cynthia Prouder with
a 40-36 shutout. The Wyman and Serrano fight was not
televised as time had run out, in fact took place AFTER the
main event..but the Sanders/Prouder was televised. Another
interesting sideline to this card was Mia St. John was
host as a "roaming reporter" for ESPN2.
July 13, 2003 - Allentown,
Rosalie Morales, 155.5, TKO1 1:54 seconds
Connie Bechtel, 154, of Pennsylvania. Morales had to take
off .5 lbs due to coming in a little heavy. Morales is
now 2-0-0 (1KO).
July 13, 2003 -Riviera
Casino in Black Hawk, CO
Junior lightweight Marsha Budde, 120, Denver, Colorado
TKO3 Jenny Tokuoka. Budde is now to 7-4-1 (4KO).
Tokuoka is now 0-2-0 (0KO).
July 12, 2003 -Wilhelm-Dopatka-Halle,
Regina Halmich, 108.25, Germany, TKO6 Svelte Taskova,
102.5, of Bulgaria. This was Halmich's 44th fight, and a rematch. The
two first met in the ring in November 2001. Halmich improves her
record to 43-1-0 (15 KO).
July 12, 2003 -Caesars Tahoe,
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Stephanie Dobbs, 107, won a four-round unanimous
decision over Holly Dunaway, 107, in a Junior
July 12, 2003
-Trinidad, West Indies
Ria Ramnarine, 110, won a 112-lb six-round
unanimous decision over Vicki Boodram, both are from Trinidad. There
were no knockdown in the six-rounder, but Ramnarine and Boodram had the
boxing fans off their seats in this action-packed six-rounder. In
the "Internet Express" online news source, they described the fight as the
RAMNARINE, five feet two inches and coming in at 110 pounds, grabbed all the
plaudits from super welterweight Floyd Trumpet in the first of a series of
monthly professional bouts staged by Cosmic Promotions last Saturday night.
Ramnarine had the Saith Park crowd in Chaguanas jumping off their seats as
she pounded out a unanimous six-round decision over game and promising Vicki
Boodram of Princes Town.
Based in Carapichaima,
24-year-old Ramnarine, an employee of National Flour Mills, won by six clear
points on all scorecards."
Final judges scores was 60-54
on all judges scorecards.
July 12, 2003 - Women's National Championships, Ft.
Junior/101 lbs: Consuelo
Alcala, Halton City, Texas, dec. Chantel Cordova, Pueblo West, Colo., 9-4
Junior/106 lbs: Bianca Ledezma, San Antonio, Texas, dec. Kimberlyn Ayala,
Chicago, Ill., 16-14
Junior/110 lbs: Christine Lewis, Chinle, Ariz., dec. Deaneli Cazola, Las
Vegas, Nev., 12-3
Junior/114 lbs: Vanessa Juarez, Fort Worth, Texas, stopped Grenmarie
Justiniano, Puerto Rico, RSC-1.
July 11, 2003 in Barranquilla, Columbia
Maria Andrea Miranda won a four-round unanimous decision over
July 11, 2003 -
Memorial Civic Center,
Canton, Ohio -Univision
Ward, 188 lbs., remains undefeated and still the IBA World Heavyweight Champion,
after she defeated Martha Salazar, 234 lbs., with a unanimous
decision in a 10-round
title defense. Final scoring was 99-91, 97-93, and 98-92. On the undercard
of the mainliner of the Ward/Salazar bout, Kelli Cofer and Lisa
Brown had a six-round majority draw. The final scoring of that
bout was 58-56 for Brown, 58-56 for Cofer, and 57-57 for a draw.
Full Report by Brian Ackley
July 11, 2003 -Pavillion (downtown),
Mia St. John, 36, won a four-round unanimous
decision over Jessica Mohs. ESPN commentators pulled
"few" punches in what was described by them as a lackluster four-round bout.
This four-rounder made television. Mohs took the fight on short notice. All
judges scored the bout 40-36. The show
co-promoted by George Chung's American Champion
Sports and Top Rank. St. John improved her record to 28-3-1 (13 KO),
and Mohs fell to 5-10-0 (1 KO).
July 11, 2003 -Fox Sports Net -Agua Caliente Casino
-Rancho Mirage, California
the Aqua Caliente Casino, in Rancho Mirage, California, Bantamweight
116.5, Las Vegas, KO'd last minute opponent
117.3. New Mexico. Cooper is 9-0-0 (6KO), and Chavez is now 1-1-0 (1KO).
July 11, 2003 -Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center"
Nikki Eplion, 156.5, South Point, West Virginia,
TKO1 Kitty Pugh, Memphis, in a scheduled four-rounder.
Pugh tossed in the towel before the second round. Eplion is
now 11-0-2 (7KO).
Their fight was the
co-main feature on the Friday Night Fights show. at
Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center. According to the
Herald Dispatch, Eplion dazed Pugh, early in the
first round with a straight left. Then another straight
left to the head and a left hook to the body that had Pugh
reeling when the bell sounded.
July 11, 2003 -Resort Casino Hotel,
Atlanta City, New Jersey
Irsa Girgrah, now 26-3-2,Washington, D.C., defeated
Trish "TNT" Hill, now 5-3, Atlanta, with an eight-round
unanimous decision. News sources reported that Girgrah
went down in the second round, but went on to dominate the
latter stages of the fight. Final judges scores was
77-75, 76-75, 76-75.
July 10, 2003 -
HP Pavilion, San Jose, California
Featherweight Kelsey Jeffries, 124 lbs., won a six
round unanimous decision over Melissa "Honey Girl" Delvalle,
129. Delvalle took the fight on short notice and had to take
off six pounds shortly before the fight...Final scoring was
58-55 on all score cards.
July 10, 2003 - Thursday - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
At the Amateur Women's National Championships,
Junior/101 lbs: Consuelo Alcala, Halton
City, Texas, stopped Gayla Hunter, Toledo, Ohio, RSC-2
Junior/101 lbs: Chantel Cordova, Pueblo West, Colo., dec. Vanessa Oropeza,
Cathedral City, Calif., 10-5
Junior/106 lbs: Kimberlyn Ayala, Chicago, Ill., dec. Valerie Rix, Orlando,
Fla., 12-7; Junior/110 lbs: Deaneli Cazola, Las Vegas, Nev., dec. Teresa
Ortiz, Duncanville, Texas, 13-8; Junior/119 lbs: Chris Martinon, San Jose,
Calif., stopped Julianna Ibarra, Las Vegas, Nev., RSC-2; Junior/119 lbs:
Jessica Lopez, Bronx, N.Y., dec. Kaliesha West, Moreno Valley, Calif.,
15-14; Junior/125 lbs: Kathryn Klinefelter, Iowa City, Iowa, stopped Leslie
Guerra, Waco, Texas, RSC-2; Junior/125 lbs: Kayla Combs, Bloomfield, N.M.,
stopped Sky Bell, Moclips, Wash., RSC-2 Junior/132 lbs: Kendra Davis,
Wilmington, N.C., stopped Luara Savage, Eau Claire, Wis., RSC-1
Junior/138 lbs: Lena Taylor, Orlando, Fla., stopped Nicole Albanese, Boca
Raton, Fla., RSC-2
Junior/138 lbs: Sarah Halsey, Fort Pierce, Fla., dec. Keyonna Mitchell, Fort
Walton Beach, Fla., 9-7
Junior/154 lbs: Erica Samith, Duluth, Ga., stopped Austina Lycan, Peshtigo,
Junior/154 lbs: Sarah Lizama, New Braunfels, Texas, stopped Brianna Brown,
Desden, Ohio, RSC-3,
106 lbs: Natalie Gray, Aurora, Colo., stopped Camela Parker, Orlando, Fla.,
RSC-2; 106 lbs: Nicole Szeghalmi, Jacksonville, Fla., dec. Dana Dudley,
Smyrna, Ga., 7-4; 106 lbs: Cheryl Houlihan, Norton, Mass., dec. Becky
Garcia, Mesa, Ariz., 7-6,
110 lbs: Anna Marandi, Brooklyn, N.Y., dec. Candice Byrd, Denver, Colo.,
30-10; 110 lbs: Heather Donoho, San Diego, Calif., stopped Gina Rosenburg,
Camp Lejeune, N.C.; 110 lbs: Emily Klinefelter, Iowa City, Iowa, dec.
Christy Arias, Lilburn, Ga., 16-5
110 lbs: Keisher McLeoad, New York, N.Y., dec. Tempele Smith, Chicago, Ill.,
5-4; 154 lbs: Katie Thornton, Athens, Ga., dec. Renee Poulsky, Chicago,
Ill., 16-13; 154 lbs: Azalea McCarty, Wilmington, N.C., won on
disqualification over Robyn Labuda, Alpharetta, Ga., DQ; 154 lbs: Allana
Huggins, Fort Worth, Texas, stopped Bonnie Creel, Caldwell, Idaho, RSCO-1,
154 lbs: Vikki Marlow, San Diego, Calif., dec. Geneve Brossard, Brooklyn,
N.Y., 17-15; 176 lbs: Bianca Acosta, Longmont, Colo., won on retirement over
Corina Lopez, Idaho, RET-2; 176 lbs: Sonya Lamonakis won on retirement over
Derijah Goss, Palmdale, Calif., RET-3.
July 9, 2003 - Wednesday - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
At the Amateur Women's National Championships, 114 lbs: Vanessa Greco, Brooklyn, N.Y., stopped Celina Moreno,
Los Angeles, Calif., RSC-2; 114 lbs: Karen Davis, Norcross, Ga.,
stopped Zenobia Robinson, RSCO-1; 114 lbs: Maria Cash, Fort
Washington, Md., dec. Rosa Rubio, Cicero, Ill., 26-10; 114 lbs:
Eileen Olszweski, New York, N.Y., dec. Marisol Miranda, Royal
Palm Beach, Fla., 19-1; 119 lbs: Jennifer Grant, Athens, Ga., dec.
Sarah Garcia, Los Angeles, Calif., 17-17 (74-52); 119 lbs: Valerie
DeFreitas, Coolville, Ohio, won on disqualification over Cara
Castronuova, Elmont, N.Y., DQ; 119 lbs: Rebecca Rodriguez, El
Paso, Texas, stopped Joan Martinez, New York, N.Y., RSC-1; 119 lbs:
Stella Nijhof, New York, N.Y., stopped Laura Barrow, Camp
Lejeune, N.C., RSC-2; 125 lbs: Jamie Coble, Peshtigo, Wis., won on
disqualification over Kornelija Numic, Dallas, Texas, DQ; 125 lbs:
Amorena Baca, Denver, Colo., dec. Melissa Barela, Northglenn,
Colo., 5-0 (paper scoring);
125 lbs: Teresa O'Toole,
Huntington, N.Y., dec. Cherie Rettamozzo, Fort Bragg, N.C., 19-4; 125
lbs: Jennifer Han, El Paso, Texas, dec. Maia Kahaunaele,
Yucaipa, Calif., 12-4; 132 lbs: Lily Avetyan,
dec. Victoria Munoz, Dallas, Texas, 24-4; 132 lbs: Naquana Smalls,
Marinetta, Wis., stopped Autumn Anderson, Nebraska City, Neb., RSC-1;
138 lbs: Nasheba Thomas, Toledo, Ohio, dec. Kymmberli Stowe,
Lancaster, Pa., 11-10; 138 lbs: Melissa Hernandez, Bronx, N.Y.,
stopped Krista Savage, Eau Claire, Wis., RSC-2; 138 lbs: Charmaine
Carrington, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., stopped Cynthia Kumara, Los
Angeles, Calif., RSC-3; 138 lbs: Jill Emery, New York, N.Y., dec.
Esther Zamora, Fayetteville, N.C., 16-2; 145 lbs: Arlene Diaz,
Brawley, calif., dec. Nicola Grealish, Boston, Mass., 13-0; 145 lbs:
Molly McConnell, Portland, Ore., won on retirement over Tammy
Evans, Glendale, Ariz., RET-2; 145 lbs: Elizabeth Quevado,
Commerce, Calif., stopped Maria Johnson, St. Cloud, Minn, RSC-2; and
145 lbs: Keriann McNulty, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Elizabeth Mooney,
Feura Bush, N.Y., 8-6.
July 8, 2003 - Tuesday - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
At the Amateur Women's National Championships, that is
taking place this week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida! 114 lbs: Rosa
Rubio, Cicero, Ill., dec. Nickole Salazar, Evans, Colo., 29-2;
114 lbs: Maria Cash, Fort Washington, Md., dec. Betty Stephens,
Park City, Utah, 20-10; 114 lbs: Eileen Olszewski, New York,
N.Y., dec. Emily Kelly, Houston, Texas 19-4; 114 lbs:
Marisol Miranda, Royal Palm Beach, Fla., dec. Natalie Jimenez,
San Antonio, Texas, 22-3,
119 lbs: Stella Nijhof, New York, N.Y., won on disqualification over
Chris Martinon, San Jose, Calif., DQ;
125 lbs: Jennifer Han, El Paso, Texas, dec. Jennifer Barber,
North Hills, Calif., 23-14; 125 lbs: Maia Kahaunaele, Yucaiapa,
Calif., dec. Aundria Howerton, Seattle, Wash., 9-1; 138 lbs:
Jill Emery, New York, N.Y., dec. Beth Raymer, Brooklyn, N.Y.,
14-4; 138 lbs: Keriann McNulty, Philadelphia, Pa., dec. Hilary
Achauer, San Diego, Calif., 36-6.
2003 - Ostia, Italy - Amateur Italy Tournament
The winners of the amateur event are the following; - 48
kg Laura Tosti; 50 kg Simona Galassi; 52 kg Simona
Locatelli; 57kg Antonella Bellandi; 60 kg Emanuela
Pantani; 66 kg Elisa Masiero; Trofeo Nazionale
Seniores (up coming senior boxers) 48 kg Barbara
Massacesi; 50 kg Luana Festosi; 54 kg Valeria Leccardi;
57 kg Sara Carlini; 60 kg Antonietta Capuano; 63 kg
Tania Marone; 66 kg Luana Cimmino. Trofeo
Nazionale Juniores (up coming junior boxers)
July 5, 2003 -
CanWest Global Park,
Jo-Anne Brooks of Winnipeg extended her professional
record to 3-0 with a four-round unanimous decision over
Leona Richardson of Mississauga, who was making her pro
debut. Leona is a stablemate of Olga Heron at the HUF Gym in
July 5, 2003 - Del Mar Far, Del Mar, California
Miriam Rosario, now 1-1-0 won a four-round unanimous
decision over Rosa Ponce, now 0-3-0. Report by Mel
Baron: On of July 5th, I saw a star in the
ring. This shorter than average women was pleasing the few thousand boxing
fans who watched a 4-round, intensive fight as part of the annual boxing
show at the Del Mar Fair, in Del Mar, CA, 20 minutes north of San Diego.
Her name was Miriam Rosario (1-1), a 5'2" female boxer from Los Angeles, CA,
training out of the Azteca Boxing Club in Bell, CA.
She has been in the fight game for three years. Her amateur record was
fifteen wins and five losses. At 18 years old, she has the skills to be a
great professional pugilist. Her opponent was Rosa Ponce, a feisty,
also short local gal from El Cajon, CA. She came in with an (0-2) record.
Both fighters were not afraid to stand in there and fight for the full
Even though Ponce went hard to Rosario’s body, she was not able to
overcome her weak defensive skills. Rosario, a focused fighter would send
straight rights and nice left hooks in-between Ponce's slow punches. I
give Ponce a 10 for courage, but in the ring skills are more important.
Rosario has the making of a champion fighter, who I hope will weather the
boxing pitfalls and shine. Each boxer received $800 for her efforts.
July 4, 2003 - Futuroscope in Poitiers,
Pro debuter Myriam Lamare, 27, of Marseille, France, TKO1
Virginia Chaillou of France. Lamare comes from the amateurs and
has won many amateur championships.
July 04, 2003 - Deiva Marina, Italy
Sonia De Biase, of Italy, won by PTS6 over Krisztina
Belinszky, of Hungary, in a scheduled six-round Flyweight
bout. Biase is now 10-1-0 (5KO). Belinszky
fell to 3-5-2 (1KO).
July 3, 2003 - Monterey Hyatt Hotel, Monterey,
California *Mary Ann Owen of BILV sent in huge digitals of
On the card, "Riot At
the Hyatt" Carina Moreno, 21, Watsonville, CA., won by
a four-round unanimous decision over Cecilia Barraza of
Chicago. Final judges scores was 40-36. Moreno is
now 1-0-0 (0KO), and Barraza is now 2-1-0.Mike Conley of the
Santa Cruz Sentinel was quoted as saying that
Moreno remained on
the attack the entire four rounds, setting up combinations and that
Moreno backed Barraza into a corner and bloodied her nose with a
vicious right late in the third round. Conley went on to write, that
one round later, Moreno circled like a shark to chum. She backed
Barraza into a corner once again and continued the punishment. With
about 12 seconds left in the bout, the referee asked Barraza if she
was OK to continue. She nodded yes. Moreno swooped back in for the
final blow, another huge right to the swelling mass of red at the
center of Barraza’s face just before the bell rang. Barraza's
camp verified that in the last round, she broke her nose in that last
July 1, 2003 - New Daisy Theater, Memphis,
Middleweight Maria Lindbarg, 151, won a four-round unanimous
decision over Kathryn (Kitty) Pugh, 156.
2003, Cafaro Field, Niles, Ohio
Mary Jo Sanders won a four-round majority decision over
Shadina Pennybaker. Sanders improved her record to
4-0-0, and Pennybaker is now 7-3-1 (2KO).