August 31, 2004 - Philadelphia
In the city of "Brotherly Love", Philadelphia, last night, Jacqui
Frazier, 183, of Philadelphia, won a four-round unanimous
decision over Carley Pesente, 213 of Connecticut. The fight
was originally set to be for eight rounds but was reduced to a
August 28, 2004 - in Sopron-Balf,
Former amateur bronze medalist of Hungarian championship and pro
debuter Beatrix Faragó (52,8kg / 116,5 Lbs) won by TKO3 over
slovakian Veleria Zahorecova (52,0kg /114,75Lbs), in a
scheduled four-rounder. The referee gave Zahorecova two eight
counts before stopping the match.
August 28, 2004 Cartagena, Columbia
Yidi Meza and Adriana Payeres, pro debut, fought to a
August 28, 2004 - Ovation Club,
Boynton Beach, Florida
Bantamweight Laura Norton
won a four-round unanimous decision over Miranda Mirasol.
August 28, 2004 In Leesburg, Virginia
Donna Biggers won by KO 1:20
seconds, in the first round over Nicole
August 28, 2004 - Cobo Hall, Detroit,
Lightweight Kara Ro won a six-round unanimous decision
over Angela Poe.
August 28, 2004 - Nyayo National
In an eight-round exhibition match, Middleweight Conjestina
Achieng fought Fiona Tugume in a no decision match.
August 28, 2004 - Kinder, Louisiana
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Valerie "The Wolfe" Mahfood defeated number one ranked
Carlette "The Truth" Ewell for the IBA Continental Americans
Light Heavyweight Title. Mahfood weighed in for the match at 169 1/4
pounds. Ewell weighed in at 169 1/2 pounds. With the win, Mahfood's
record improves to 17-7-1, 8 KO's. Ewell's drops to 6-3. The
IBA Title Match was a scheduled ten round event. Ewell fell in the
second round, however, the referee deemed it a slip. The bout was
awarded to Mahfood as a majority decision. The score cards read:
97-93, 97-93, 97-94.By the first bell, the Grand Casino Coushatta
had sold out of all tickets, leaving standing room only for the
several hundred still waiting to get inside. It is estimated over
6,000 people attended the fights, which featured Hector Camacho Jr.
as the main event. Mahfood vs Ewell was awarded "fight of the
night." In a four-rounder, Kasha Chamblin, made a short night of it
when she stopped Dana Kendrick 1:01 in the first round.
August 27, 2004 in Columbia
Yolanda Marrugo Franco won a six-round decision over Ruth
August 27, 2004 in Ft. Worth, Texas
Rita Serrano won by four-round unanimous decision over Kim Conners, pro debut.
August 27, 2004 - Tampa, Florida
Cimberly Harris won
by a four-round majority decision over Shirvelle Williams.
August 27, 2004 - Burbank Hilton Convention Center, Burbank,
Fontana’s Heather Percival tangled with Compton’s Tracy
Carlton in a rematch at the Burbank Hilton Convention Center on
Friday. Despite a few notable changes it was the same outcome.
Percival (2-0), looking trimmer at 125 pounds, used a steady stream
of snapping jabs with slick foot movement to keep the stronger
Carlton from setting up her punches. “My corner said she was
going to come after me and to keep my defense tight,” said Percival,
who is trained by Larry Ramirez and son Frank Ramirez. “I used my
jab to set her up.” In the previous fight held several
months ago in Montebello, Carlton (1-5) managed to use her strength
to contain Percival in the corners of the ring while releasing
bludgeoning punches. This time Percival slipped away effortlessly
and left a left hook as a reminder that things had changed.
After four rounds the judges scored it 40-36, 39-37 twice for
Percival. There were no knockdowns. “They called us three days
ago to see if we would fight her,” said Ramirez, who formerly worked
on the 1988 U.S. Olympic boxing team. “We knew what to expect and
they knew what to expect.” The slight change was Percival’s
combination punching and adept movements to get out of range once
she landed her punches. “She sparred a lot with Mariana
Juarez and Rhonda Luna,” said Ramirez of the junior bantamweight and
featherweight contenders out of Southern California. “She really
picked up a lot.” Percival, quickly nodded in agreement that
sparring with the two ring savvy female fighters added to her
arsenal. “You can’t help but learn more when you spar
against those girls,” said Percival. Despite a five-pound
weight advantage, Carlton was unable to penetrate Percival’s defense
set up by a stinging jab. “We knew she was overweight but we
didn’t care,” said Percival. “I’m looking forward to my next fight.”
Report by Mara Castillon
August 27, 2004 -Park Place Hotel, in
Kansas City, Missouri
Franchesca Alcanter, 131, won by KO 55 seconds
of the first round over Leonora Jackson, 141. Sumya "Island Girl"
Anani served as ring announcer for the event of a six bout card. All
other matches were men's boxing.
August 27, 2004 - Wichita, Kansas
Stephanie "All Action" Dobbs KO'd Olympic weight lifter
Loreen Miller in the third round of a scheduled four round bout.
Miller was making her pro debut. Miller was down once in the second and again for good in the third.
August 27, 2004 - Chicago,
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Elizabeth Kerin, 3-0-1, stepped up to the plate and fought
now 13-4-2, in a slugfest that ended in a four-round draw at the
Ramada Hotel. Rivers took the fight on two days notice after Kerin,
with the help of
challenged Rivers to fly to Chicago for the fight. Rivers, who
fights Leatitia Robinson next month was ready and both women weighed
in at 176 pounds. Rivers and Kerin were well matched and
content to keep the fight inside for the better part of four rounds.
Kerin was able to use her jab effectively in the first stanza, but
Rivers tried to smother it during the last three rounds with several
sharp uppercuts. Rivers and Kerin fought evenly along the ropes, but
Referee Pete Podgorski stepped in on the infighting before any
damage could be inflicted. After the fight, both fighters said
they'd like to fight again and judging from the crowd reaction, this
would be an excellent rematch. Kerin wanted to step up her
career in her fourth pro fight and battle a contender. It has been
problematic for promoter Bobby Hitz to find good competition in the
light-heavies division for Kerin to fight. Kerin got on the phone
and called Canino who said Rivers was available and willing to
fight. After the fight, Rivers added, "Hey, I'm a fighter and even
though I had not heard of her (Kerin) I took the fight because it
allows me to keep busy in prep for my fight next month with
Robinson. After that fight, I'd like to do a rematch with Kerin."
Kerin agreed she'd fight Rivers again, but before the year is out
Kerin has her goal set on fighting
August 24, 2004- Mid Hudson
Civic Center, in Poughkeepsie, New York
Super featherweight Leona "Downtown" Brown, of New York,
won a six-round unanimous decision over Canadian Olga Heron.
The fight was on the ESPN2 "Tuesday Night Fights" but was not
televised and was the last fight on the card of the evening.
Final judges scores were 58-56, 5856, and 59-55.
August 21, 2004 - Fairgrounds in
Sarah Goodson, 114, TKO'd Tammy McGuire, 124,
at end of the second round of a four-rounder. McGuire is now 0-5.
Also, Tawnyah Freeman, 139, TKO'd Lonita Dow, 138, at
0:47 in the second round of a four-rounder. Dow is now 0-6.
August 21, 2004 -
Resort and Casino, in Marksville, LA.
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Wendy Rodriguez, 105, became the new NABA World champion
when she defeated Yajaira Martinez, 105, in 10-rounds
of action. Final judges scores were 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94.
August 21, 2004 -
Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
Less than five weeks since the donnybrook in Quérataro that had
spectators throwing money into the ring, Jazmín Rivas of
Torreón (Coahuila) and Martha Leticia Arévalo of Guadalajara
(Jalisco) did it again last night in Ciudad Obregón — this time for
the Mexican bantamweight title — and once again, Martha Leticia
showed great courage in the face of a remorseless pounding from the
seventeen-year-old. As in the first fight, Rivas had no difficulty
in imposing her style, landing the heavier blows and winning clearly
on the scorecards of all three judges (100-93, 99-91, 100-93) but
without breaking the spirit of the Guadalajaran, and once again, the
talent of the one and the courage of the other were applauded loudly
at the end of each round. Report by Ewan Whyte
August 20, 2004 - Isleta Casino, in
Yvonne Chavez, 119, now 3-3-0 (2KO), of Albuquerque, New
Mexico, won a unanimous decision over previously undefeated
Valeria Flores, 121, 4-1-0, of San Antonio, Texas. Flores was a
last-minute opponent for Chavez, when her original opponent
cancelled off of the card.
August 19, 2004 -
St. Paul, Minnesota,
and promoted by Team Freedom Promotions,
Mary Jo Sanders,
140, stopped Lisa Holewyne, 143, of Texas, in the
ninth round. This was Sanders first defense of her IBA
Continental belt. The Sanders-Holewyne fight was reported as "Fight
of the Night". Sanders won every round, on the judges score
cards. Holewyne was knocked down in the eighth, and stopped
1:55 sec. of the ninth round.
August 14, 2004 - at the Sports
Complex, Salinas, CA
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Junior Flyweight Carina Moreno, 109,
of Watsonville, California, remains undefeated with 6-0-0 (2KO),
when she won a six-round unanimous decision over Maribel Ocasio
Soto, 112, of Puerto Rico, now 4-8-2 (0KO). According to Jesus
Sanchez, Carina Moreno won a unanimous six round decision over
Maribel Ocasio-Soto in Salinas on Saturday night. Maribel was
overmatched and constantly held Carina throughout the fight.
Surprisingly the referee did not warn Maribel or deduct any points
for the constant holding! Carina landed her straight right almost at
will but there were no knockdowns. All three judges scored the fight
60-54 for Carina.
August 14, 2004 - Sladkovicovo,
Junior Flyweight Blanca Pecimuthova, won a four-round
unanimous decision over Valeria Zahorecova. Zahorecova is now
August 13, 2004- Temecula, California
It was experience against power and once again smarts won out. Kelsey Jeffries used her high-powered offense to blitz through six rounds in
a non-title fight over San Antonio's powerful Melissa Yanas (3-3, 2 KOs) at
the Pechanga Resort and Casino on Friday. The fight was not televised by
From the first round on, Jeffries bewildered Yanas with non-stop aggression
that included punches to the body and head.
Though Yanas took the brunt of the blows, she never seemed hurt but was
unable to land more than one punch at a time. Jeffries marched in with her
two-fisted attack and forced referee Raul Caiz Jr. to call a knockdown on
Yanas in the third round.
Yanas seemed more determined the next round to step her own attack and
landed a solid uppercut but received a stunning right hand almost
simultaneously. That became the theme of the fight with Yanas landing a
solid right and Jeffries coming back with several more.
"It wasn't my best fight out there," said Jeffries (28-8) of Gilroy,
California. "She did a lot of holding and she was awkward."
At times it seemed Yanas wanted to kick Jeffries and lifted her knee up a
few inches before dropping it back down to the floor.
But though Jeffries landed numerous punches, Yanas withstood them all and
"She was a little strong in there," said Jeffries of Yanas. "She'll do
better with someone else."
But for now, experience proved too much. Jeffries will be fighting for
the IBA featherweight title next. Report by Mara Castillon
August 13, 2004 in Sturgis, North
Susan Kocab, pro debut, won by four-round decision over
August 13, 2004 - Buffalo Chip
Outdoor Sports Complex and Campground in Strugis, South Dakota
Card promoted by Dakota Storm Promotions, in association with The
Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground, Mia St. John, 137, won a
four-round unanimous decision over Regan Pudwill, 137.
August 12, 2004 -DuBurns Arena, in Baltimore,
On the undercard, lightweights Lakeysha "Total Package" Williams
fought to a six-round draw with Angel McNamara.
August 6, 2004, Club Social y Deportivo Defensores,
Featherweight Lilian Da Silva (Liliane
56.9, won a 10-round split decision and won the South
American Featherweight title over Patricia Alejandra
Quirico (57 kg) of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Final
scoring was 975-96 (Martínez Del Sel) for Quirico,
975-97 (Echandi) for Balles, 98-97 (Ferrari) for
August 7, 2004,
April Wigington, won a four round split decision over Lisa
Zeringue. Zeringue was knocked down to the canvas in the fourth round.
August 6, 2004 - Quiet
Cannon, Montebello, California
Kuulei Kupihea, 151, won a four-round unanimous decision
over Tia Greenberg, 147.
August 6, 2004 - Desert Diamond
Casino, in Tucson, Arizona -ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights"
Sarah “Thrilla from Manila” Goodson, 104.5, won
by an eight round split decision over Stephanie "All Action" Dobbs,
There were no knockdowns in the fight, and a third time for the two to fight
each other. The two were fighting for the Vacant WEBA Strawweight title. Final scoring was 78-74 for Dobbs, and 77-75 (twice for Goodson).
August 3, 2004 in Columbia
Julia Cassiani won by TKO3 over Viviana Contreras, pro
August 3, 2004 - Piazza Della Pace,
in San Mango d'Aquino, Italy
Sonia De Biase, 112.5, of Italy won a six-rounder by decision
over Réka Krempf, 113.5. According to news sources, De
Biase was originally supposed to fight Naria Naroszsnik.