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OCTOBER 2002


November 9, 2002 - West Palm Beach, Florida
At the South Florida Fairgrounds, in West Palm Beach, Florida, Ada "The Ace" Velez won a 124 lb. six-rounder with a TKO in the fourth round over Atlanta's Rolanda Andrews. WBAN’s Inside reporter said that in the first round, Ada came out and felt Rolanda abilities and finished strong in the last 30 second of the first round to win on the judges scorecard. In the second round, Ada preceded to keep a fast and relentless pace and worked Rolanda’s body. In the third round, Ada came out again with a fast pace and almost stopped Rolanda with hooks and an uppercut to the chin---Rolanda grabbed and held, but Ada did not grab back and she worked her punches in close. In the fourth round, Ada resumed the aggression with a barrage of combinations throwing them at all angles, Rolanda did not answer back, and took many hard punches from Ada. The Referee jumped in and stopped the bout. Ada and Rolanda’s fight was of the most exciting fights on the card. The fight was taped and will be aired on TV in two weeks.  In a second women’s match, Brenda Vickers faced Brenda Bell-Drexel in a 130-lb six-round bout, where the fight went to the score cards. According to WBAN’s insider reporter, Drexel-Bell kept the action forward on to Vickers, and Vickers backed up and used her reach to score her punches. Vickers won by a unanimous decision. These two bouts were qualifiers for the WIBO World Title fights in January 2003.  Logged on records site

November 9, 2002 - Vösendorf, Austria
Promoted by Peter M. Pospichal, at the Trend Event Hotel Pyramid, in Vösendorf, Austria, Bettina Csabi, 52,4 kg, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Monika Petrova, 52,3 kg, in a 10-round Austrian International Bantamweight Title; Diana Szilagyi, 51,1 kg, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Galina Ivanova, 51.0 kg, for the 10-round Austrian International Super-Flyweight Title; and Esther Schouten, 55,2 kg, won a 10 round unanimous decision over United States boxer, Leona "Downtown" Brown, 54,9 kg, in a 10-round WIBF Super- Bantamweight Title.   JollyDee Logged on records site

November 9, 2002 - Brigham City, Utah - Amateurs
Heather May won a decision over Echo McKary. McKary was 3-1 going into the fight.

November 9, 2002 - Coca-Cola Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Crystal Bolles won a four-round unanimous decision over Dorothy Faas, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Logged on records site

November 9, 2002 - Ignacio, Colorado
At the Sky Ute Casino, in Ignacio, Colorado, Russian Olga Vlasova, became the new IFBA Lightweight World Champion, when she defeated Sandy "The Shark" Yard who was defending her title.
Logged on records site

November 8, 2002 - Las Vegas, Nevada-ESPN2
At the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas, Laila "She Bee-Stingin" Ali, 167, stung "the Wolfe" Valerie Mahfood, 161.5...televised on ESPN2, Ali stopped Mahfood in the 1:14 seconds of the eighth round, and winning the IBA, WIBA, and the IWBF World Title belts! Crystal Hoy, 125, had a four-round draw with Lisa Pederson
Logged on records site

November 8, 2002 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Kelly Whaley made her return to boxing after announcing her retirement last year, and she won a four-round unanimous decision over Jaime Day.  According to WBAN's insider, Day took some big shots from Whaley, but stayed on her feet as Whaley dominated the fight. On this same card, former Amateur champion Blanca Luna won a unanimous decision over Jennifer Howe, a former 7-0 NHB fighter.  Logged on records site

November 8, 2002 - Laughlin, Nevada
At the Edgewater, 27-year-old Tracey Stevens, 105, won a four-round unanimous decision over Stephanie Dobbs, 107.5.  Stevens knocked Dobbs down in the second round, with Dobbs taking an eight count.  Final judges scoring was 40-35 on all cards.   I spoke to Stevens after the fight. Stevens said that she felt very good after the fight with Dobbs.  Stevens said that she has been professionally boxing since 1998, but that she had a long layoff, and came back to fight Mary Duron.  Stevens said that prior to becoming a pro boxer, she spent four years as an amateur boxer.
Logged on records site

November 8, 2002 - Cowtown Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas
Rita Serrano won a four-round decision over Martha Flores in a light-welterweight bout.  Logged on records site

November 8, 2002 - Johnstown, Colorado
Marsha Budde, Denver, Colorado TKO2 Sher Noah, in a scheduled four-rounder Junior Lightweight bout.

November 7, 2002 - Bakersfield, California
In a packed house  at the Centennial Gardens, of over 4,500 boxing fans, on a Golden Boy Promotions,  Kelsey Jeffries won a 10-round unanimous decision over Layla McCarter for the IFBA World Featherweight Championship!  According to WBAN Insider reporter, Jeffries took the fight to McCarter, and was affective with her body shots.  There were no knockdowns.  Julio Cesar Chavez and Oscar De La Hoya were seated ringside.  Final scoring by judges was 99-92, 99-90, and 97-93. Logged on records site

November 7, 2002 - Chase Towers, Dallas, Texas
Michele Nielsen, Houston, Texas won a four-round unanimous decision over long time veteran Shakurah Witherspoon, Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Nielsen improved her record to 7-3-1 (2KO), and Witherspoon makes history for having the most losses in women's boxing with a 9-31-1 (4KO)

November 7, 2002 - Pontchartrain Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Lanie Ellis, 135, won a four-round split decision over Crystal Bolles, 138.

November 2, 2002 – Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Stephanie Dobbs KO1 Angela Kirkes in a scheduled 105-lb. four-rounder. 

November 2, 2002 - Parma, Italy
Maria Moroni
, defending her WIBF European featherweight title,  won a 10-round unanimous decision over Nadia Debras. Final scoring by judges was 99-91 99-91 98-92.  Jollydee

November 2, 2002 - Detroit, Michigan
Sumya "The Island Girl" Anani, 144, KO'd Lisa Holewyne, 144, 59 seconds in the fifth roundat the Palace in Auburn Hills, in Detroit, Michigan. WBAN's inside reporter said that Anani won the 1, 2, and 4 rounds, before stopping Holewyne in the fifth! The title fight was scheduled for ten rounds. Anani won the vacant IBA World Welterweight title.

November 1, 2002 - Varese, Italy
Stefania Bianchini won a bantamweight six-rounder by points over Marianna Pampuk. Logged on records site

October 30, 2002 - London, England
At the Equinox Night Club, in Leicester Square, Cathy "The Bitch" Brown, from Peckham, London, returned her winning streak with a confident win over the much younger Monika Petrova, of Sofia, Bulgaria, in a six-rounder. The final scoring by judges was 59-56. Petrova, a former kickboxer, is an 18-year-old architectural student who has been boxing professionally for 18 months, and is managed and trained by Michail Simov at his Gladiator Gym. Petrova will be fighting in 10 days in Vienna. A Special thanks to John Wilson for this report! Logged on records site

October 27, 2002 – Velten, Germany
Sina Dümer, of Germany TKO1 Lenka Flakowa for the Vacant GBU Lightweight division. Logged on records site

October 21-27, 2002 -New Delhi, Turkey
The Indian women boxing team, which participated in the second world boxing championship held at Antalya (Turkey), has, for the first time, won a gold medal besides three other medals. The winners included M C Merikom of Manipur (Gold medal in 45 kg category), Meena Kumar of Haryana (Bronze in 48 kg category), Karamjit Kaur of Punjab (bronze in 75 kg category) and Jyotsana of Haryana (bronze in 81 kg category). Indian Amateur Boxing Federation president Abhey Singh Chautala has congratulated the team on its excellent performance. hindu.com

October 25, 2002 - Foxwoods Casino, in Connecticut
In what was anticipated to be televised on ESPN2, the women's match did not make the air.  Canadian boxer Jaime Clampitt, 142, fought Utah's Summer Deleon, 143, in a six-round welterweight battle.  Clampitt pulled out a close majority decision scoring 58-56, 58-56 (Clampitt), and 57-57. Logged on records site

October 24, 2002-Tejano Saloon, Mercedes, TX
Anissa Zamarron won a four-round split decision over Mexico's Andrea BenitezLogged on records site

October 24, 2002-Coeur D’Alene Casino, Worley, Idaho
Crystal Hoy, Las Vegas, Nevada,  TKO3 over  Jaime Taylor of Coeur d'Alene. Taylor did not come out for the third round.Logged on records site

October 22, 2002 - Sopot, Poland
Agnieszka Rylik,
63,70 kg, won a six-round una. decision over Borislava Goranowa, 62,90 kg.
Logged on records site

October 20, 2002 - Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, Washington
In a women's heavyweight bout, Martha "The Shadow" Salazar (4-0-0) won a four-round unanimous decision over Tanisha Dunn, Ohio, (0-1-0). Dunn comes from the amateurs according to her team and has a 8-0 amateur record. Dunn is 5’8" and fights at 210 lbs.Logged on records site

October 20, 2002 - Leeds Town Hall - Kickboxing
Rachel Jones (Bradford) v Chanel Borgen (Kao Loi) - Chanel wins on points; Nicola Fearnley (Bad Company) v Becky Berry (Bury) - Becky wins on points; and Lisa Houghton-Smith (Bad Company) v Ilonka Elmont (Holland) - Lisa wins by unanimous decision and keeps her World title.

October 18, 3003 - Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario Olga Heron, 120,  won a four-round unanimous decision over Claudette Alexander, 122. According to WBAN's Correspondent Durell Wambolt, Olga applied a tremendous amount of pressure from the start and all Claudette could do was run and hold to survive. On all judges score cards, it was 4-36 for Olga.  Logged on records site

October 18, 2002 - Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Melinda Cooper
, a boxer with an extensive amateur background, becoming a pro boxer when she was 17 years old,  wasted little time when she quickly disposed of her overmatched opponent, 22 year old Brittney Conan, 117 lbs., when Cooper KO'd Conan 14 seconds into the first round. Cooper is now 5-0-0 (3KO). Conan has fallen to 0-2-0.  Conan trains out of Colorado and according to information received she has been boxing for about one year.  One side note from WBAN is, if this boxer is paying a manager to put her in two fights that she has now had where she has been overmatched----the best thing this fighter could do is get rid of him or her. This is NOT managing a boxer in their best interests.
  Logged on records site

October 18, 2002 – Universal Studios, Hard Rock Live, Orlando, Florida
Jr. flyweights Patricia Martinez KO’d Natasha Wilburn in 1:19 of the fourth round. Martinez was the more technical of the two, while Wilburn threw inaccurate and sometimes wide punches. Martinez is now 8-1-0 (1KO), and Wilburn is now 3-6-0.Logged on records site

October 18, 2002 - San Francisco Concourse, San Francisco, California
Kelsey Jeffries
won a six-round unanimous decision over Jo Jo Wyman in a California Featherweight title fight, featherweight division.  WBAN's correspondent said that the fight did not disappoint boxing fans when Wyman and Jeffries delivered an action-packed performance.  The judges scoring was 58-54, 60-54, and 59-55.  Jeffries is now 16-7-0 (1KO), and Wyman is 9-5-1. Logged on records site

October 16, 2002 -Irvine Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California
Marilyn Salcido, stopped Yolanda Gonzalez, when about 1:50 of the first round Salcido threw a three-punch combination that had Gonzalez go down to the canvas. Gonzalez got back up and finished the round. The doctor went in to check Gonzalez and stopped the fight-the fight was stopped in the 2nd round which made it a TKO2. 
Logged on records site

October 15, 2002 - Pontchartrain Center, in Kenner, Louisiana, and promoted by Anna Beth Goodman’s Kingfish Boxing Promotions
Rita Valentini won a four-round unanimous decision over Angie Bordelon in a super-bantamweight bout. Valentini is now 2-1-0 (1KO), and Bordelon is 3-7-0.
Logged on records site

October 13, 2002 - Mississippi
Nina Ahlin
, 104 lbs., won a four-round unanimous decision over Stephanie Dobbs, 104.5. WBAN's insider said that the fight was a good, crowd pleasing fight, and that observers at ringside called it the "Fight of the night."
Logged on records site

October 11, 2002 - Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia
On the undercard and first fight of the night, two women boxer heavyweights made their pro debut. Phillisha "No Doubt" Darby, 21, 5’9", 200, a hometowner, fought Michelle "The Pitbull" Cooley, 31, 5’7", 225, King of Prussia. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Darby clearly outboxed Cooley and was awarded a four-round unanimous decision.
Logged on records site

October 11, 2002 - Sloan Convention Center, in Bowling Green, Kentucky
In front of a 700 plus boxing crowd, Julia Day pinned her first win as a pro, when she won by a TKO over Sherrie Simms 1:40 in the third round. The fight was scheduled to go four rounds. Day is now 1-1-0 (1KO).
Logged on records site

October 10, 2002 – Connolly’s Irish Pub, Cary, North Carolina
Gwen Smith, 154, won a four-round split decision over Bonnie Mann, 150 (fully clothed). WBAN’s insider reported that the fight was a very close decision, with two judges scoring the bout 39-37 for Smith, and 39-37 for Mann. 
Logged on records site

October 7, 2002 - Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, México
Vianey Casas won a four-round split decision over Ofelia Dominguez in a bantamweight bout. 

October 4, 2002 - Dunkin Donuts' Center, Providence, Rhode Island - promoted by Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment & Sports
Missy "The Fury" Fiorentino, 127, won a unanimous decision over Trisha "TNT" Hill.  The final scoring was 40-36 on all three judges score cards. Fiorentino remains undefeated at 5-0-0 (4KO), and Hill is now 1-1-0.  Logged on records site

October 4, 2002 - Edgewater Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
Blanca Luna
, a former amateur boxer, making her pro debut won a four-round unanimous decision over Jessica Mohs,  who took a fight at the last minute. Luna is now 1-0-0, and Mohs is 5-6-0 (1KO).
Logged on records site

October 3, 2002 -Madrid, Spain
Maria Jesús Rosa of Spain defeated Russian Nina Ambrosova by 10-round unanimous decision and retained her European Title in her second defense. Final scoring was 100-90 99-93, and 99-93. The promoter of the event was Enrique Soria of Tundra-Barcelon Productions. The fight was broadcasted live by national TV Sportsmania - Canal Satelite. Logged on records site

October 3, 2002 - Marcos, Texas
Lisa Holewyne, 145.5, defeated Britt VanBuskirk, 145, by an eight-round unanimous decision. Final scoring was 80-72, 79-73, and 78-74.  Also, Brenda Bell-Drexel, 138 3/4, had a draw with Gloria Ramirez, 137 3/4.
Logged on records site

October 1, 2002 - Dodge Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona
Elena "Baby Doll" Reid, 119, won by a six-round unanimous decision over Terri Cruz, 123. Reid improves to 11-2-1 (4KO), and Cruz is now 5-3-2 (3KO). Dale Hauser of Ring Sport wrote, "
On the undercard of the Rey Beltran vs Carlos Diaz fight, on October 1st, Elena "Baby Doll" Reid fought Terry "Lil' Loca" Cruz in a six round contest. Crowd favorite Reid, 119 pounds, swept the first four rounds with hard shots and a wicked jab. Cruz, 123 pounds, came on in the end and took the last two rounds and the fight had the crowd on it's feet for most of the fight. All three judges were in agreement on the outcome and scored the fight 58-56 for Reid.  Reid is an Arizona native and Cruz is from Denver Colorado. Elena is rated # 1 in the world at all three organizations at 115 pounds. She had been spotted training at Knockout Boxing Gym in Phoenix before the fight but usually trains in Las Vegas. (Report submitted by Mary Ann Owen of BILV) Logged on records site

 
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

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