June 28, 2003 - DC Armory,
At the "Backyard BBQ Brawl" Chinese Amateur champion
featherweight Zhang Mao Mao won her pro debut over
Lisa Martin, of Oceanside, California, with a four-round
unanimous decision. Mao Mao is now 1-0-0 (0KO), and
Martin slipped to 1-1-0.
June 28, 2003 - Jarrell's Gym, Savannah,
Chevelle Hallback won a six-round unanimous decision over Brenda
Bell-Drexel. This was a fourth time for the two to mix it up.
Hallback won every round on all three judges scorecards. Scores 60-54,
2003 - Celebrity Theatre, in Phoenix, Arizona *televised - Fox
Report with Photo by Dale Hausner
Elena "Baby Doll" Reid, 116,
had a six-round draw with Mariana Juarez, 114. The two
brought the house down with an action-packed bout. Final
scoring by judges were 58-56, 57-57 and 57-57. In the
Arizona Republic, they wrote,
"The best was delivered by
bantamweights Elena Reid (13-1-3) of Phoenix and Mariana
Juarez (9-3-3) of Mexico City. They fought to a draw. The
decision drew a chorus of boos from a lively crowd of more
than 1,000, but there were only wild cheers for the fighters,
both of whom were dazed at different points throughout the
six-rounder. Fans wanted something decisive. In a couple
of months, they may get it. A rematch was announced for Aug.
21, also at Celebrity."
June 28, 2003 - Farmers Market,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Flyweight Hollie Dunaway, 113, won a four-round
unanimous decision over Alejandra Lopez, 114. In
another women's match, Flyweight Sarah Jones-Goodson,114
defeated Nikki Verbeck, 106, in a four-rounder by a
unanimous decision. These two just fought two weeks ago with
the same results. Verbeck is now 0-6-0 as a boxer.
Town Casino, Tunica, MS
Promoted by Brian Young
Angie Bordelon won a four-round unanimous decision over
Lana Alexander, in what was described as an action-packed
fight that was considered the "Fight of the Night." Final judges scoring was 40-36, 40-37 and 39-37. Also,
Shannon Birmingham stopped Emily Gosa, at 56 seconds of the
first round. (Gosa is the boxer who lost to Tonya Harding who went four
rounds with her).
2003 - Miami, Florida
Ada Velez, 118, won the WIBA
Bantamweight title, winning by a DQ in the seventh round over Delia
Gonzalez, 114.5.(excessive holding by Gonzalez) In the
second women's match Belinda Laracuente, 129, had a draw with
Tracy Byrd, 129.5. Final scoring for that bout was 77-75, 75-77,
and 76-76. Laracuente suffered a busted eardrum in the fight.
June 27, 2003 -
Selland Arena, Fresno, California Tania Gomez, now
1-1. of Farmersville, won her first fight as a pro when
she defeated last-minute opponent Nicole Beard, now
Judges scoring was 40-36, 40-36
June 27, 2003 - Joe
Louis Arena, Detroit, Mi
Kara "KO" Ro, Windsor, Canada, won a four-round unanimous decision
over pro debuter Kim Colbert, Southfield, in what was described as a
"Wild Women's Featherweight fight over four rounds." Ro dominated the
fight, throwing a barrage of combinations. Colbert, landed a couple of
rights, but was not as technically sound as Ro. Source: Detroit FreePress
June 26, 2003 -
Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, promoted by Golden Boy Promotion
of Los Angeles, TKO’d Kimberly Reed, of Granada Hills, in the third
round of a scheduled four-round featherweight bout.
This night in a rematch
for the two, it was Valentini’s bout all the way. Valentini remained in
control of the fight throughout the three rounds, with her hitting Reed with
a barrage of combinations throughout the second round.
June 26, 2003 - PromoWest Pavilion, Columbus,
Talia Smith, 124.5, TKO2 Felicia Humphrey, 32, 127.5. Both boxers
were making their pro debut.
June 25, 2003 - Reynosa, Tijuana, México
Andrea Benitez, won a four-round unanimous decision over
Susana Morales in a junior flyweight bout, both boxers reign out of
Mexico. Benitez improved her record to 7-3-2 (2KO). Morales is now 3-2
June 21, 2003 -
High School Gym, Roswell, New Mexico
Super Bantamweight Yvonne Chavez, 121½, TKO4 Liz Mathiason,
June 21, 2003 - Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
There were two women's matches on the HBO card. In a Junior-welterweight
bout, Lucia Rijker, 138,
won an eight round unanimous decision over UK's Jane "Fleetwood Assassin" Couch,
140. According to news sources, Rijker had a tougher time than expected, but
that Rijker controlled most of the rounds. In the Laila Ali vs. Valerie Mahfood bout. Ali, 168 lbs.,
stopped Mahfood, 168 lbs., 1:17 in the sixth round, after a barrage of
combinations. Mahfood did not go down but she appeared shaken.
Ali suffered a small cut near her right eye in the fifth round.
This was a rematch for the two. These fights were televised in Europe.
The eight-rounder of Ali-Mahfood, and the last three rounds of the Rijker-Couch
fight were televised.
Members WBAN Record Site has exclusive huge digital photo gallery of both
of these fights, Gallery #72.
2003 - Magenta, Milan, Italy
Stefania Bianchini of Italy defended her EBU
Flyweight Title when she stopped Judith Palacian, in the
fourth round. Although Palacian has made many
improvements, she did not fair well against Bianchini.
June 20, 2003 -new Home
Depot Center, in
On an ESPN2 "Friday Night at the Fights" card, and
promoted by Gary Shaw Promotions, There were two women's
matches featured on the undercard. One of the
women's matches made it on television after Diego
Corrales knocked out his opponent Damian Fuller
in the third round. The women's match that was televised
was a four-round featherweight between Mariam Rosario
and Lisa Martin, both making their pro debut.
Tale of the Tape: Martin, 124 lbs, 5'5", 35
years old, fighting out of Oceanside, California.
Rosario, 18 years old, and 17 years younger than Martin,
5'2", weighing in at 129.5 lbs. In the fight,
remained more of the aggressor throughout the fight,
but Martin walked away as the winner with a majority
decision. Final scoring was 38-38, 39-37, 40-36.
In the second women's match, Anastasia Toktaulova,
from Russia, but fighting out of California, made it a
short night when she KO'd Canadian Tracey
Stevens, 105, in the second round.
June 20, 2003 - Coca-Cola
Roxy Theater, Atlanta, Georgia (Report by Marc
In a weekend filled with Lewis-Klitschko, Ali-Mafood, and
Rijker-Couch, Atlanta's Friday Night Fight provided a
sultry southern alternative to such high-rolling
extravaganzas in La-La Land. Promoted by Undisputed
Productions, this scheduled eight-bout card was held at
Buckhead's Coca-Cola Roxy Theater. The sole female
bout was between Atlanta's own Janaya "Jai" Davis,
163, and Rhonda Rooker, 176, of Tepulo,
Mississippi, who was making her pro debut. Davis notched
her second win in so many fights by stopping Rooker at
1:26 of the first round. Rooker's abrupt retirement
caused a forfeiture of her purse, with other potential
sanctions to be considered in a hearing before the Georgia
Boxing Commission. Also present were Nina Ahlin
and Samantha Browning. Attendance was 1000.
June 19, 2003 - Adams Mark
Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Daria Hill Stopped (TKO2) Machelle Shedrick
in the second round.
June 19, 2003 - Olympic
Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California
Rhonda Luna, 124.5, now 2-0-0 (1KO), stopped
Mayra Trevino, 127, of Orosi in the third round.
Trevino was making her pro debut, and is now 0-1-0.
June 17, 2003 -Sheraton
Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sarina Sojot, Hawaii, won a four-round unanimous
decision over Melanie Bunao who was making her pro
debut in a featherweight bout. Sojot is improved her
record to 2-0-0.
June 14, 2003 -
Stratosphere Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Layla McCarter, 139.5, won a six-round unanimous decision
over Claudia Valenciana, 143.5.
Final scores 59-53, 60-52, 60-52. McCarter
gave away some weight in this matchup, but fought a perfect fight, picking
and choosing her shots. McCarter knocked Valenciana to the canvas
twice during the fight, and there was no doubt at the end of the six round
as to who would walk away a winner. McCarter is now 16-9-4 (2 KO), and
Valenciana fell to 4-1-0 (2 KO).
2003 - Complejo Republica Venezuela, Bolivar, Buenos Aires,
Alicia "Slick" Ashley, 119 1/4, New York, won a 10-round
unanimous decision over Marcela "Tigress" Acuna, 120, for
the WIBF World Super-Bantamweight Championship. This was a
rematch for the two when Acuna lost to Ashley last November of
2002 in their first title fight. Judges scoring was 98-92,
97-92 and 97-94. Ashley improves her record to 9-4-1(0
KO), and Acuna suffered a second loss to Ashley, and is
now 11-4-0 (6 KO).
June 14, 2003 - Lucky Eagle Casino, in Rochester,
Michelle Gatewood, Spokane, Washington, stopped Doll Crain
1:23 in the third
round. Gatewood came into the fight at 110 lbs., and Crain
had to put on some quick weight to bring it up to 107 lbs. Both
boxers were making their pro debut. Gatewood is now 1-0-0 (1KO),
and Doll is 0-1-0 (0KO).
TL Fox, Ringside
June 14, 2003 - World Class Fitness
Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas
Sarah Goodson won a four-round decision over Nikki Verbeck
of Paris, Arkansas, in a scheduled four-round strawweight bout.
Goodson is now 6-13-1. Verbeck remains winless at 0-5-0 (0KO).
Melissa Shaffer, Van Buren, Arkansas won a four-round unanimous
decision over Gina Abel. Shaffer remains undefeated with at 7-0-0
(4 KO). Abel fell to 0-4-0 (0 KO). Apparently this area is a
harvest for building boxing records with little competition. All were
strawweights, and yet the boxers who were winless did not fight each
2003 - Chinook Winds
Casino, in Lincoln City, Oregon
In front of a sold out crowd with standing
room only, Tonya "Bad Girl" Harding, 123 1/2, won a four-round
unanimous decision over Emily Gosa, 117, 24, from Alabama, a boxer with four
weeks of training and making her pro debut. Final scoring was 40-36 on all
judges score cards. Gosa showed a lot of heart for not knowing how to
box, and she was able to hold her own, between moments of turning her
back, dropping her arms, and throwing punches like a wild windmill with the
much heavier Harding. Although the fight was about as rough as it
could get as far as "skill level" of boxing, the crowd was entertained by
the wild punching of both Harding and Gosa. Harding is now 3-1-0 (0 KO) with
all opponents making pro debuts, AND new boxers, some with only
four weeks training. (Figure it out.)
Full Story by Kathleen Dunn
2003 - Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California
Jo Jo Wyman, 123 lbs. improved her record to 10-8-1 with
an 8 round majority decision over Kelsey Jefferies 124
1/2 lbs., now 20-8. Jo Jo played the aggressor through out most
of the fight using an accurate right jab and her straight left
which frequently found a home, usually over a right feint by
Kelsey, who might have been trying to draw the left in the hopes
of avoiding it and countering with her left hook. Even when she
didn't score with her left, Jo Jo was able to keep Kelsey out of
position by either forcing her out of range or coming forward
and bringing the fight in close. Final judges scoring:
77-77,79-74,79-73. This was the fourth matchup for the two with
Kelsey getting the first three decisions.
2003 - Thunderbird Casino in Norman, Oklahoma
Lisa Holewyne, 145, Crawford, Texas, won a
six-round unanimous decision over Britt VanBuskirk, 147,
Carbondale, Illinois. Holewyne is now 18-9-1 (5KO). Britt is to
2003 - Civic Arena, St. Joseph, Missouri
Holly Shore, 18, 98 lbs., TKO2 Stephanie Ortega, 109. (Ortega
is the sister of Mary Ortega). Both boxers were making their pro
June 13, 2003 -
Detroit, Michigan on an ESPN2 card
167 lbs., won a four-round unanimous decision over Yvonne
Reis, 163, from Florida. The two fought three minute
rounds, on this particular card.
June 7, 2003
- Palma de Mallorca, Spain
María Jesús Rosa, 114 3/4, of Spain stopped Eda Spivak,
119, of Russian, in the second round (TKO2) in a scheduled six-round bout.
This was Rosa's comeback after she was suspended for smoking Marijuana,
a week before her last fight, and testing positive for the stuff...Fernando
June 7, 2003
-The Flamingo, in Laughlin, Nevada, on the "Everlast Heavyweight
Explosion" card, promoted by Cedric Kushner
Strawweights Dee Hamaguchi and Stephanie Dobbs had
a rematch. Their first match resulted in a draw, just seven
weeks ago, on April 12, 2003. But this night, Hamaguchi
would win her first pro fight, when she defeated Dobbs with a
unanimous decision. Hamaguchi is now 1-4-2 (0KO),
and Dobbs is 7-8-2 (5KO).
June 6, 2003
- Oneida Indian Nations Turning Stone Casino Resort, Verona, New
Burton of Syracuse, won a unanimous decision over Bonnie
Wherry of Cleveland, Ohio, in what was described by news
sources as a flurry of punches by both boxers in a four-round
welterweight fight that opened the night's boxing card. Burton
improves her record to 6-2-1, and Wherry is now 3-4-0.
June 6, 2003
-Farm Bureau Building, in Indianapolis, Indiana
Shelby Walker KO'd opponent Lanisha Hinson in the
first round in a scheduled four-round bout. (WBAN has never
heard of Hinson before...Also, there was a second women's bout
on this card that featured Tiame Reese vs. Ebony
Teague. Both fighters making their pro debut, Reese won by a
June 5, 2003
- State Theatre, in Detroit, Michigan, and promoted by Bill
Mary Jo Sanders, 141, won a four-round unanimous decision
over Shadina Pennybaker, 142, in a welterweight bout on
the undercard. Sanders remains undefeated with a 3-0-0 (1KO),
and Pennybaker is now 7-2-1 (2KO).
June 3, 2003
- 8 Second Saloon, Indianapolis, IN
Shelby Walker TKO3 Tricia Silotta, of Terre
Haute, Indiana. Walker is now 4-1-1 (4KO), and Silotta is
June 2, 2003 - Doubletree Hotel, in Ontario,
Thompson Boxing Promotions
Marilyn Salcido, 122 1/4, now 10-4-3 (2KO), of
Rialto, California, won a
four-rounder by a unanimous decision over Rosa Ponce, 121
1/4. Ponce was a last minute replacement after
Salcido was originally suppose to fight Kim Reed.