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JUNE 2003

June 28, 2003 - DC Armory, Washington DC
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, Georgia
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, 60-54, 60-54. 

June 28, 2003 - Celebrity Theatre, in Phoenix, Arizona *televised - Fox Sports Net
Fight 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.

June 28, 2003 - Sams 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). 

June 28, 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 1-7. Judges scoring was 40-36, 40-36 and 39-37.

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
Rita Valentini, 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, Ohio
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 (0KO).

June 21, 2003 - High School Gym, Roswell, New Mexico
Super Bantamweight Yvonne Chavez, 121½, TKO4 Liz Mathiason, 121½. 

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.

June 20, 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
Carson, California
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, 
Rosario 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 Delamater)
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). 

June 14, 2003 - Complejo Republica Venezuela, Bolivar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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, Washington
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).
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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 other.

June 13, 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

June 13, 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. 

June 13, 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 9-16-2 (5KO).

June 13, 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 debut.

June 13, 2003 - Detroit, Michigan on an ESPN2 card
Nikki Eplion
, 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 Rojo

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 York
Amy 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 four-round decision.

June 5, 2003 - State Theatre, in Detroit, Michigan, and promoted by Bill Kozerski/Gary Shaw
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 0-2-0.

June 2, 2003 - Doubletree Hotel, in Ontario, Canada
Promoted by 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.



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