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MAY 2003


May 31, 2003 - Visé, Belgium
Junior Welterweights Nathalie Toro of Belgium KO'd Dorota Kaczmarek in the third round.  Toro is now 9-0-0 (4KO), Kaczmarek is now 0-1-0 (0KO) 

May 31, 2003 - Sky Ute Casino, in Ignacio, Colorado Adriana Delgado, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, won a unanimous decision over Canadian Kathy Williams for the vacant IFBA 118-lb Bantamweight title fight. According to the Durango Herald, Williams who was a bit taller than Delgado used her long-distance jab against Delgado throughout the fight. In the third round Delgado rocked Williams back with an overhand right, and then followed it up with a flurry of combinations. In the eighth round Williams came out with her barrage of combinations. Final scoring was 97-93, 97-93, and 97-94.

May 31, 2003 - Jarrell’s Gym, in Savannah, Georgia
There were two women’s bouts on a card of five scheduled matches.  The first match featured seasoned veteran Mitzi Jeter. Jeter, 150.5, won a hard fought six-rounder over Bonnie Mann, 151.  The two had several clashes of the heads throughout the fight.  Mann told WBAN that although she did not win the bout, that for her it was still a victory to go the distance in her first six-round bout, against an experienced boxer.  Mann said, “I want to take on the best and have a benchmark from which I can improve and fine tune my training to become even better. So for others who are out there who may not have the best records in the world....don't worry about it. Just keep training and learn from every fight.”  In the second women’s match, Chevelle Hallback won a six-round unanimous decision over Britt VanBuskirk.  Hallback displayed this night her technical skills and dominated the fight.  Britt was game and hung in there until the end. 

May 31, 2003 -  Blue Alligator Gym, in  Budapest, Hungary
Junior Flyweight Krisztina Belinszky, 107½, TKO2  Natalia Bako, 110¼ in in a scheduled four-round junior flyweight bout. Belinszky is now
4-3-2 (1KO), and Bako fell to 0-2-0.

May 31, 2003 - Hooters Restaurant, Fort Worth, Texas
Vanessa Juarez won a  decision over Jasmine Tonga. This was an amateur match on
an event that featured pros also.

May 30, 2003 - Auditorio Morelos, Aguascalientes,
AG, Mexico

Delia Lopez, of Mexico, TKO6 Gloria Rios, also of Mexico in a scheduled 10-round junior Flyweight Mexican Championship title.  Lopez is now 5-0-1 (2KO). Rios fell to 3-4-0 (0KO). 

May 29, 2003 - American Airlines Arena Waterfront Theater, in Miami, Florida "Fight Night Series"
Patricia Martinez
, Miami, now 12-1 (5KO), stopped Yahaira Bonilla, Puerto Rico, now 2-1-1, in the second round of a scheduled Flyweight six-round bout. In the Sun-Sentinel the reported the following: "In the only women's bout, Miami flyweight Patricia Martinez knocked out Yahaira Bonilla of Puerto Rico with a straight right 1:44 into the second round. Martinez, the 1997 national amateur champion and top-ranked boxer in the WIBA junior-flyweight rankings, has won her past nine fights."

May 29, 2003 - Auckland Boxing Association Stadium,  Auckland, New Zealand
Heavyweight Lisa-Marie Vizaniari, 218,  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia won an eight-round unanimous decision over Ali Dutt, 295, New Zealand, who was making her pro debut.  According to news sources,  Vizaniari controlled the fight with good technical skills. Dutt was game but out-classed.  Vizaniari remains undefeated with a 3-0-0 (2KO). 

May 28, 2003 - Sacramento, California
Valanna McGee, 131, of Sacramento, won a four round unanimous decision over Nicole Beard, 138, of San Francisco. McGee improved her record to 1-1-0 (0KO), and Beard slipped to 1-6-0.

May 24, 2003, Wild Wings Club, Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Cassandra Giger
TKO2 Amanda Crane. Giger improves her record to 5-1-0 (5KO). and Crane is now 0-1-0 (0KO).

May 28, 2003 - Haverhill, MA - Amateur
Lisa Kuronya, 150, won an unanimous decision over Becky Fulton, 148, in their amateur fight. The bout was sanctioned by USA Boxing. Congratulations to Kuronya in her latest fight!

May 24, 2003 - Vallejo, California
Heavyweights Martha Salazar (6-1-243lbs) again used her extreme power to defeat a game Carley Pesente (3-6-1-220lbs) before a small crowd of 300 in Vallejo, CA.  Both sides came out throwing thunderous shots and it looked like a rerun of their first two fights as the two fighters fought toe to toe for most of the first round.  In the second Pesente cornered Salazar and appeared to be making a spirited effort to finish off Martha when something clicked and Salazar rattled off at least eight straight rights to Pesente's head.  Pesente was hurt , but finished out the round.  Returning to her corner her managers realized that it was not her night and threw in the towel.

May 24, 2003 - First Women’s’ English National Amateur Boxing Championships
A grey sky formed the back drop to the large grey concrete box of a building called the Croft Gymnasium at The Metropolitan Police College, Hendon, London, last Saturday afternoon. Not the most salubrious setting for a little bit of history.  Inside, 250 friends, families and supporters had gathered to watch 15 pioneering sporty young women punch each other in pursuit of their sporting goals. 

May 24, 2003 - Reno, Nevada
Luz Rodriguez defeated Vaia "Vicious" Zaganas in a six-rounder, and a rematch for the two in a scheduled Strawweight six-rounder..  Judges scores had it 60-54 (twice) and 58-56 for Rodriguez. In their first outing, Rodriguez had won a four-rounder. 

May 24, 2003 at Grosseto, Itali, promoted by Boxe Rosanna Conti Cavini
Maria Rosa Tabusso, 115, defeated Reka Krempf, 113.5,  with a split decision over ten rounds for the  EBU European Super Flyweight Title. Correspondent: JollyDee

May 24, 2003 - Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Georgetown, Guyana
Light Heavyweight Gwendolyn O'Neil TKO4 Margaret Walcott for the vacant Guyanese Light Heavyweight Title; also,  Heavyweight Shelly Gibson, 235, won by a decision over Cheryl Greaves, 265.

May 23, 2003 - Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Lisa Pederson, Las Vegas, won a four-round unanimous decision over  Reiko Muruyama, Japan, (fights out of Vegas).  Pederson is now 2-1-1 (0KO), and Muruyama is 2-4-0 (0KO). 

May 23, 2003 -Gray's Armory in Cleveland, Ohio
Mary Jo Sanders, Detroit, Michigan,  won a four-round unanimous decision over Terri Blair,  Louisville, Kentucky. The bout was in the Junior Welterweight Division. One boxing fan wrote into WBAN and said, "Based upon Mary Jo Sanders' display of boxing that night at Gray's Armory, it's hard to believe that was only her second professional fight. Keep an eye on this one!" Sanders remains undefeated with a 2-0-0 (1KO) records, and Blair is now 2-4 (0KO).  

May 23, 2003 -Sandia Casino, Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Jaramillo, Albuquerque TKO1 Mimi Palfy, of Rapid City, Wyoming,  in a scheduled four-round welterweight bout.  Palfy was making her pro debut.

May 23, 2003 - Lucky Star Casino in Concho, OK
Franchesca Alcanter, Kansas City, Missouri won a four-round majority decision over Crystal Bolles, Springfield, Missouri. This four-rounder was originally supposed to be only an exhibition, as Bolles was a last-minute opponent.  Alcanter is now 10-3-1 (5 KO), and Bolles is 2-6-0 (0 KO). 

May 22, 2003 - HP Pavilion, in San Jose, California, and promoted by Golden Boy Promotions
Wendy Rodriguez, 105, now 10-2-3 (1KO), defeated Anastasia Toktaulova, 104, now 9-5-0 with a split decision over six rounds of fighting.  final scoring was 58-56 (two judges) for Rodriguez, and 56-58 for Toktaulova. 

May 19, 2003 - Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico
Ana Maria Torres
TKO8  Berenice Chavez in a Super-Bantamweight bout. Both Torres and Chavez is from Mexico. Torres remains undefeated with 9-0-1 (6KO).  Chavez dropped to 1-7-2 (0KO).  

May 18, 2003 - Riviera Casino, Blackhawk, Colorado
Featherweight Marsha Budde, 125, won a four-round split decision over Lynsie MacMasters, 125.  Budde improves her record to 6-4-1 (3 KO), and MacMasters is now 0-2-0.

May 17, 2003 - Hammond Civic Center, in Hammond, Indiana
Kristy Follmar fought last-minute opponent ILeano Serrano, Puerto Rico,  and stopped her 1:46 in the first round. Follmar is now 6-1-0 (6KO). Team Follmar told WBAN, "Kristy continues to train hard, and is staying focused, so that she is ready to compete at any time.  She was motivated even more just fighting close to home in the Region, with all of her family and friends watching."

May 17, 2003 - City Center Pavilion, in Reno, Nevada Canadian Tracy Stevens, now 5-4-0 (1KO), won a four-round unanimous decision over New York's Dee Hamaguchi, now 0-4-2, in a in the strawweight division on the undercard.

May 16, 2003 - Congres Centrum, Den Haag, Netherlands
Anita Christensen, Denmark,  won a six-round unanimous decision over Daniela Graff, of Karlsruhe, Germany in a Bantamweight division.  Christensen remains undefeated and  improved her record to 13-0-0 (6 KO), and Graff fell to 3-3-1 (1 KO).

May 16, 2003 -Sunset Station in San Antonio, Texas
Maribel Zurita, 112.5, San Antonio, won a four-round unanimous decision over Jay Vega, 111.5,  Austin. Zurita improves her record to 5-4-1 (0 KO). Vega is now 6-2-0 (1 KO).

May 16, 2003 - DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jennifer Salinas won a four-round unanimous decision over Nicole Beard, San Francisco. Salinas was making her pro debut.  Final judges scores were 40-36,40-36,and 39-38. Salinas is now 1-0-0 (1KO), and Beard 1-5-0 (0KO).

May 15, 2003 - Hand Equestrina Centre, Clevedon, England
Jane Couch, of Fleetwood, England, defeated Larisa Berezenko of the Ukraine on points in a competitive fight. Berezenko had all the awkwardness of an experienced kick-boxer. Couch showed the more polished skills and held on to a quickly established lead to win by 78-75 points despite a last round onslaught by tough girl Larisa.  It was a competitive contest enjoyed by a good crowd who showed their appreciation of both boxers with loud applause.  Couch is now  20-4-0 (8 KO).

May 15, 2003, Private Show, Irvine, California
Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions

Lorri Aguilera, 118 1/4,  had a four-round majority draw with Kimberly Reed, 123 1/4.  Aguilera was making her pro debut. 

May 13, 2003 - Farmer's Market, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Stephanie Dobbs, 108,  TKO'd Nikki Verbeck, 106, in the second round. Dobbs has remained very busy this year with the fight last night being her seventh bout!  Dobbs is now 7-7-2 (5KO). Verbeck is now 0-4-0.

May 11, 2003 - Blue Alligator Gym, in Budapest, Hungary 
Réka Krempf, won a four-round decision over Éva Fenyvesi in a super-flyweight bout on the undercard. Both Krempf and Fenvvesi are from Esztergom, Hungary.  Krempf improves her record to 5-4-2-(1KO), and Fenvvesi is now 1-3-0 (0KO).

May 11-12, 2003 Pecs, Hungary at the Amateur European Championship   Amateur
(MAY 13) The latest update from Pecs, Hungary at the Amateur European Championship.  In what is the first time for the Italian team to participate, on May 11, Norwegian Henriette B. Kitel defeated Antonella Bellandi, Italy,  (10-18) in cat. - 57kg. One month ago Bellandi had defeated Kitel in the Torneo Italia.  On May 12, - Marzia Davide defeated Turkish Aygun Seda Duygu (11 - 7) in cat. - 54kg. Marzia, 22 years old, last year became vice world champion. Marzia is in semifinal (bronze medal). She is the first Italian woman to win an European medal ... but we hope in a gold!

May 10, 2003  - Komarno, Czech Republic
Agnesa Vidova, Slovakia won a six-round decision in the junior featherweight division,  over Edyta Olewniczak of Poland. Vidova is improved her record to  4-4-0. Olewniczak fell to 10-1-0 (5 KO).

May 10, 2003 - City Sports Hall, Miskolc, Hungary promoted by: Felix RACZ by Felix-Promotion.
Victoria Milo
, 111, won a unanimous  decision in a ten round WIBF-GBU flyweight world title fight over Renate Vesecka, 111.5,  in a rematch. Final score 98-92; 97-94; 98-93.  Full Story

May 10, 2003 - Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, in Argentina
Super Bantamweight Marcela Acuña TKO5 Ana Davila Ferreira. 

May 10, 2003 - Het Kuipke - Citadelpark, Belgium
Junior Welterweight Nathalie Toro  won a six-round unanimous decision over  Zelda Tekin.

May 10, 2003 - Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, in Stuttgart, Germany
Daisy Lang won a majority decision in a  10-round GBU Super-Bantamweight Title fight over Silke Weickenmeier in a rematch for the two.  In what was considered a controversial decision, the final judging was 95-95 (draw), 96-94 (Lang), 96-94 (Lang).  What was to be televised on ZDF, ended up showing only the first two rounds and the last round.  Of what was shown there was a lot of in-close fighting and holding.  Both boxers had apparently received a cut from accidental headbutts. Daisy had a swollen nose, and Silke had a cut above her left eye. Lang is now 17-1-1 (6KO), and Silke is now 14-4-3 (0KO).

May 10, 2003 - Memorial Hall in Waldron, Arkansas
Cassandra Giger, Fayetteville, Arkansas, TKO3 Jodi Hammock in a scheduled four-round super-middleweight bout. Giger improved her record to 4-1-0 (4KO).

May 10, 2003 - DC Armory, on the "Captial Explosion II" card, in Washington, DC Report By Longjab
Trish "TNT" Hill, 125, of Kennesaw, GA., won a four-round unanimous decision over Lakeysha "Total Package" Williams, 123, on the undercard, fighting in a four-round featherweight bout. Reported by Longjab - ringside 

May 9, 2003 - Sports Arena, in San Diego, California, and promoted by Golden Boy Promotions
Mary Lehman, 118 1/4,  won a four-round unanimous decision over Rita Valentini, 118 1/4,  in a rematch. The first time these two fought was January 31, 2003, which resulted in a majority decision.   In this fight it was considered by many to be the  “fight of the night”  and was a toe-to-toe battle between these two.  Unlike the first time Lehman fought Rita, where Rita used her movement and boxing skills---this time around she came to brawl!  In the opening round, Rita came in rushing at Lehman rocked Lehman. but  Lehman had a answer to Rita's attack and came out the winner. Final Scoring was 40-36, 40-36, 39-37.    Lehman is now 5-0-0, and Rita fell to 2-3.

Claudia Valenciana TKO'd Gloria Hankins, a boxer making her pro debut and displayed little skills....  Valenciana moved her record to 4-0-0. AND in another women's bout,  Nevada, Lisa Pederson picks up her first win as a pro when she wins by a four-round unanimous decision over Jessica Mohs.  Pederson improved her record to 1-1-1, and Mohs is now 5-9-0 (1KO).

May 9, 2003 -Lakeside Casino and Resort, Osceola, Iowa
Christy "The Coal Miner's Daughter" Martin fought a six-round exhibition with Ragan Pudwill, Mandan, North Dakota who is 3-9-0 (0 KO).

May 9, 2003 - Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford, North Carolina
Carrie Flock, 149, won a four-round controversial split decision over Dana Dalton, 151.  All judges scored the fight 39-37, and when the decision was read the crowd boo'd  the decision.  Even though Dalton's team felt that they had won the fight, Dana said in a post fight comment, "I didn't do enough to win the fight in two of the judges opinion so I will train harder and there will be a rematch."  Bonnie Mann, a pro boxer who was at the fight, said that the crowd went "crazy" during the women's bout.  Mann went on to say, "Carrie showed good technical boxing skill while Dana was the initial aggressor coming straight from the corner to Carrie's corner and started to brawl right away which seemed to be uncomfortable for Carrie. Carrie settled down and began to box and from there the two had many excellent exchanges throughout the fight. At the end of their  fight the crowd was standing!"  Flock is now 4-1-0, and Dalton is 1-2-0 (1KO).  Lastly, it looks like North Carolina has officially adopted two minute rounds for women.

May 8, 2003 - Phoenician in Phoenix, Arizona
Sunshine Fettkether stopped Kitty "Bad Kitty" pugh 22 seconds into the fifth round.   News sources reported that Pugh was dazed "repeatedly."   Pugh came into the fight with an undefeated record, and is now 3-1-0.

May 8, 2003 - Adam's Mark Hotel - Black Tie Charity Fight Night - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Franchesca Alcanter won a controversial four-round majority decision over Mercedes Mercury.  According to WBAN's insider Franchesca got off to a slow start and was not  how to tackle her first southpaw. Mercedes came out ready to fight throwing only 1-2 combinations. Alcanter was the aggressor throwing to the body but not able to work her jab well but connecting with hard straight rights left hooks and over hand rights and left hooks. 

May 7, 2003 - The Cannery, Las Vegas, Nevada
With 1,737 in attendance,  In a scheduled four-round super-featherweight bout on the undercard, Blanca Luna won a close four-round majority decision over Jackie Nava. Judges scoring, 38-38, 39-37, 39-37. Luna is improved her record to 4-1-0 (0KO). Nava is now 2-1-0 (1KO). 

May 4, 2003 -  Trump 29 Casino, in Coachella, California
Bridgett “Baby Doll” Riley, a Five-Time Kickboxing World Champion, Former Boxing Bantamweight World Champion, ranked #7 to #4 in the world in three prominent federations, sporting a 14-3-0 record,  fought Nicole Gallegos, who came into the fight with a 0-2-1 (unverified 1-2-1) record. Riley stopped Gallegos :58 in the third round.   

May 3, 2003 - Eagles Club, Wisconsin -Amateurs
In the finals of the Wisconsin Golden Gloves Tournament, in the only women's bout, 2002 world champion and WBAN's past Fighter of the month Naquana Smalls of the Peshtigo Boxing Club beat Melinda Torres of the North Shore Boxing Club at 138 pounds.

May 2, 2003 -  Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT,
Missy "The Fury" Fiorentino
of Cranston, Rhode Island, won by a unanimous decision over Brenda Bell Drexel of San Marcos, Texas in a four-round junior welterweight bout. All Score cards 40-36. Fiorentino is now 6-0 with 4 KO s. Bell Drexel is 5-18-2.



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