June 30, 2000 –
Centroplex - Baton Rouge, LA Nina Ahlin of Atlanta,
Georgia defeated Deanna Nance Gore with a
four-round unanimous decision. Ahlin moved her
record to 6-2-1 and Gore dropped to 3-1. Press
Release: "Tha Bomb" is back!
BATON ROUGE, LA (JUNE 30, 2000) - With her fellow Atlanta Falcons
cheerleaders cheering her on, Nina "Tha Bomb" Ahlin returned to the ring for
the first time since March, and did so in impressive fashion, shutting out a
gutsy Deanna Nance over four rounds at the Centroplex in Baton Rouge.
Ahlin, a world ranked strawweight, lifted not only her record to 6-2-1 (2
KO's), but her spirits as well with the win. "I'm back on the winning
track," said "Tha Bomb". "I controlled every round and my combinations were
coming together. I've got a new trainer, and everything is going great now.
I'm very excited about this win." Ahlin will now look to battle the contenders and champions of the
strawweight division, taking on all comers.
June 30, 2000-
Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston, Rhode Island Kathy Rivers (165) of
Woonsocket, Rhode Island defeated Evelyn Rodriguez
(164 1/2) of
Brooklyn, New York in a four round super-middleweight
decision. Rivers moves her record to 10-2 (3 KO's),
and Rodriguez fell to 0-2. Also on the card, Liz
Mueller of Hartford, Connecticut defeated Kelly
Whaley of Cedar City, Utah, in a four-round
uanimous decision. Mueller remains undefeated with a
4-0 record. Whaley fell to 2-3. According to news
source Sports Writer, Bud Barker of the Providence
Journal he was quoted as reporting the fight, "In
a women's bout last night, Connecticut's Liz Mueller
came out flying in her four-round lightweight battle
and took a unanimous decision from Kelley Whaley.
Whaley had come from Cedar City, Utah, to take on the
unbeaten Mueller, a U.S. cross-country and New England
track champion while at Waterford (Conn.) High School.
Mueller, now 4-0, fought out of a charging crouch. She
belted Whaley with hard rights for the duration. But
Mueller couldn't put the tired but game Whaley away
unitl the sixth round. Mueller, 25, of Hartford,
eventually won on a 40-35 decision."
June 30, 2000, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua,
México Imelda Arias of Juárez scored KO'd Lizzeth
Tabaqui. in first round. This was a Junior
June 29, 2000 Viking
Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Alicia Ashley (4-3), of Westbury, NY,
"Downtown" Brown in a close
eight-round bout that ended in a split decision.
Brown is now 8-4 (3KOs). In the news report from
the Philadelphia Daily news, they reported, "In other bouts of note, female super bantamweight Alicia Ashley (4-3), of Westbury, N.Y., jabbed her
way to an eight-round split decision over Leona Brown
June 25, 2000
Germany, Stadthalle, est 200, Dinslakener Box
Nadja Loritz, 107, of Germany had a four-round
draw against Ionela Zglusa, 108, of Rome.
June 25, 2000 - The
Majestic Star Casino/Trump Hotel Casino in Gary, Ind. Sumya"The Island Girl" Anani defeated
Vicki "Hurricane" Woods, from
Tennessee, in a six-round unanimous
was knocked down in the first round, and more than
likely the first time in her career. The fight
was a show-stopper and Woods did a great job
considering she had about a 24-hour notice to fight
Anani. According to WBAN's Inside Reporter, Woods was
also knocked down in the last 5-10 seconds of the
sixth round. Anani remains undefeated, and
Woods record dropped to 9-9-1.
24, 2000 Torun, Poland
Agnieszka Rylik of Poland TKO'd Samantha Rein
in a WIBF Jr. Welterweight Championship. Rylik
of Germany. Rylik improved her record to 3-0,
while Rein dropped to 6-3-1. Another women's bout,
that had Anna Kasprzak, Poland vs. Monika Buzas
of Hungary resulted in a first round KO for Kasprizak.
23, 2000, Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas, Nevada
and brains highlighted the Cedric Kushner Promotions professional
boxing card Friday, June 23, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in
Las Vegas, the second in a series of monthly shows. Gina
Nicholas defeated Suzette Taylor with a
majority decision in a six-round super middleweight
bout. The fight was an action-packed bout for
the two women and a very close decision! Nicholas improved her record to (11-4-2), and Suzette
Taylor of Las Vegas dropped to (9-2). The second
women's bout on the card was Mara Callihan vs.
Geraldine Iglasias. Mara Callihan won her
pro debut by a TKO 1:10 in the 3rd round of
their scheduled four-round bantamweight bout.
Callihan, who teaches kindergarten at Selma Bartlett Elementary
School in Green Valley, is one of the fighters who has received a
Master’s degree. She is definitely an up- and -coming fighter to
look out for!
22, 2000 -Midland, Texas Monica McGowan won by way of 5th rd TKO over
Karen Bill .
Monica weighed in at 173 lbs, Karen Bill 171 lbs.
June 18, 2000 Regent Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Freeda Foreman (180) vs. Laquanda Landers
Foreman TKO'd Landers 1:44 in second Round. Review from the Las Vegas Sun: "The best that can be said for Freeda (George) Foreman is that she won, as her "fight" with fellow novice LaQuanda Landers may have been the worst in recorded history. It mercifully ended at 1:44 of the second round when Foreman dispatched her opponent with a willowy punch that personified the slow-motion bout."
Maria Johansson vs. Karrie Frye
(Super-Middleweight) Four-round split decision we to Frye, bringing her
record to 5-1 (4KO). Maria is now 0-1.Review
from the Las Vegas Sun: "The other women's feature was just the opposite, as Maria
(Ingemar) Johansson and Karrie Frye had a competitive battle that went Frye's way by split decision. She had Johansson down and bleeding, and raised her record to 5-1 at the would-be protege's expense.
For what it's worth, both Frye and Johansson would defeat Foreman with ease."
By Dean Juipe LAS VEGAS SUN.
June 17, 2000 -Staples Center in Los Angeles,
California. Mia St. John
defeated Linda Robinson with a four-round
unanimous decision. St. John is now 18-0, and Robinson
fell to 3-1.
June 16, 2000 - Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NevadaLaura Serrano TKO'd Kelsey
Jeffries 1:59 of the third round. Serrano
remains undefeated at 11-0-1, and Kelsey Jeffries
suffered her first loss as a pro and dropped to 7-1.
June 16, 2000 Casino
Magic in Bay St Louis, MI Valerie Mahfood of
Groves, Texas defeated Jeneva Buckhalter (171
lbs.) of Columbus, Mississippi, in a four rounder by a
unanimous decision. Mahfood moved to 9-3, Buckhalter
dropped to 1-6-1 Mary Ann Haik of Pearl River
defeated Angie Bordelon in a four-round split
June 16, 2000 Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens,
California, Danielle Doobenen of Venice,
California defeated Britt
VanBuskirk of Carbondale, Illinois with a
eight-round unanimous decision. Doobenen is moved to
8-2 (78-74,78-74,77-75) Britt is dropped to 8-9-1.
June 15, 2000 - Universal City, California
Laila Ali vs. 48-year old woman, Majorie Jones. Boxing fans and WBAN were right again. Most
said the pathetic matchup wouldn't last 25
seconds. Well it lasted 68 seconds with
Jones getting knockdown three times with the third one
ending the fight. There will be a
"father's day" special with another two
daughters fighting this weekend, Freeda Foreman and
Maria Johannson... WBAN hopes that those two matches
will be better than the "bomb"
that happened tonight at the Universal Amphitheater,
in Universal City, California. As one news
source reported that Marjorie Jones "didn't have
a clue." News sources also
quoted Laila saying, "I told the referee
to let me knock her out." If that is
what she said, and she had been quoted correctly, then
this match was even MORE pathetic. The only
saving grace tonight was that her father, Muhammad Ali
was at ringside and the crowd was able to see the
champion who had earned his strips to be where he is
today as a fighter who had taken on the best to become
a three-time World champion..
Sue TL Fox 06/16/00
June 11, 2000 - Sunset Station - San Antonio, TX
Mary Wells TKO'd Tracy Maki 58 seconds in the third round.
Wells improves her record to 2-0, and Maki, losing her
pro debut is 0-1. Esteban Erik Stipnieks, a gymmate
to Wells and who covered the fight reported the
following: Wells TKO'd Tracy Maki, and the
Avila v Flores cancelled. At Sunset Station tonight Mary Wells continued her climb up the Jr
Welterweight ladder. The stoppage could be considered a bit controversial
in the fact it happened a bit early though Wells was clearly getting the
better of the action. It was a brawler versus boxer battle. The Wells camp
was boastful saying they would get a TKO and had a game plan. The Maki camp
had a solid game plan as well. Kudos for sharing it with me. Yet in the
fight the one who executed, the brawler, won. The fight had a pattern the
power of Wells versus the skill of Maki. For a Junior Welterweight bout is
the battle of twin towers Tracy Maki at six feet, Mary Wells at five eight.
Maki was clearly the more polished of the two fighters and managed to get
some solid shots on Wells taking some advantage of Mary's lack of boxing
skills. Maki failed to use her reach advantage. Wells dropped her hands
and threw some wild winging shots. Her victory was far from pretty. The
pattern was steady through all three rounds yet she landed and she landed with force. This power finally won the fight for Mary. Tracy and Mary
both got bloody noses Tracy's by far was worst indicating the power of Mary
Wells. .The other scheduled woman's bout did not materialize. Martha Flores who is
a former Golden Gloves champ did not get to fight Lisa Avila. Martha who is 0-3 by decisions was looking forward to a local bout where she would not
have to KO an opponent. Rumor was that Lisa had broken a nose during
sparring. I would like to thank Team Maki for answering my ?s. Tracy Maki's camp in
the end proved to be a class act. Tracy put up a solid fight and her camp
respected me and treated me well with the adverse conditions I was operating
under. (A special thanks to Esteban from WBAN for
covering this fight!)
June 9, 2000 - Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY Amy Burton (149 ½) TKO'd Darlene Sabo
(146) in the third round. Burton is now 3-1.
June 9, 2000 - Zembo Temple in Harrisburg, PA
Leah Mellinger of
Lancaster, Pennsylvania and former IFBA/IWBF Junior
Welterweight champion defeated Shakurah Witherspoon
with a four-round unanimous decision. Mellinger moved
her record to 11-5-1 and Witherspoon dropped to
June 9, 2000 -
Casino Nova Scotia - Halifax, CA
IFBA Junior Lightweight champon Doris Hackl of
Pugwash, Nova Scotia TKO'd Shondell
Alfred of Georgetown, Guyana. Shondell was TKO'd
1:14 of the fourth round that was scheduled for six. Hackl remains undefeated
with a 5-0 (2KO) record. Alfred dropped to 4-1. As one
local news source reported, Alfred gave away six
inches and had to look up at Hackl in
every sense of the word. Hackl "whipped"
Alfred at the debut boxing event for the Halifax
Casino. A repeated barrage of punches left
Alfred defenseless against the ropes. An "Insider"
said, "this Girl was tough but her boxing style was dirty--- lots of
headbutts. Doris' boxing skill was to much for her."
June 3, 2000 - Madison, Wisconsin Andrea Nelson of Dodgeville defeated Bridget
Benjamin by a unanimous decision. Nelson moved her
record to 3-0 (2KO) and is undefeated. Benjamin's
record dropped to 2-1 (2KO).
June 3, 2000 - Floridsdorf, Vienna, Austria Krisztina Krek won a six-round decision over Suzanna
Lencosova of Slovakia. Krek moved her record to
June 2, 2000 - Monte Líbano, Córdoba, ColombiaLiliana Palmera TKO'd Claudia Zuñiga in
a lightweight bout. It was a rematch of an earlier win
by Palmera, who is now 11-0. A special thanks to
WBAN's "Colombian Friend" that has helped so much in
bringing fight information from Colombia.
June 3, 2000, Lucky
Eagle Casino, Rochester, Washington
Kelly Whaley, Cedar City, UT, won by a
four-round split decision against Susanna
McDaniel, Boise, ID. Whaley moved her
record to 2-4.
June 3, 2000,
Fairgrounds, Albuerquque, New Mexico Trina
Ortegon (153) of Albuerquque, New Mexico
fought Marsha Valley
(156 3/4) out of Los Angeles, California, defeated
Valley with a split decision. WBAN's Inside
reporter said that Valley got frustrated in the sixth
round and did a take down on Trina by grabbing her
shoulder and sweeping her to the canvass. The
fight was an excellent bout between the two, and the
scoring was 78-75,
78-74 79-74. The Journal - observer had the bout
scored 78-73 for Ortegon. The second women's
bout was called off when Wendy Rodriguez's opponent,
Jayla Ortiz could not make weight. Rodriguez
weighed 109 lbs, and Ortiz came in at 117. The weight
limit was 115. Rodriguez's team gave Ortiz a
chance to make weight by giving her some time to weigh
in again but Ortiz could not take off the extra two
June 2, 2000, Roxy
Wendy Sprowl, a 110-pound union laborer from Hull,
made her pro debut fighting Donyale Williams, a
fighter who up to this point never made it past the
first round. Williams from Ohio was TKO'd 1:21
seconds of the 2nd round. Sprowl is 1-0, and
Williams is 0-5.
June 2, 2000 Nove Zamky, SLO, , LP Piroska Beki, of Hun/Slo defeated Zuzana
Kunova of Martin/Slo in a four round
decision. In a four-round flyweight division, Zuzana
Lencsesova, Slo defeated Krisztina