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 FEBRUARY 2004

February 29, 2004 - Marriott Hotel,  Bristol, UK
Jane Couch, 144,  won a six-round unanimous decision over Borislava Goranova, 142,  of Bulgaria with final judges scores of 60-54.  This was Couch's own promotion on this card. Couch boxed well and came near to stopping Goranova on two occasions during the fight.  Couch's next fight will be for the European Boxing Union light-welterweight title in Belgium against Nathalie Toro on April 3, 2004.

February 28, 2004 -  Memorial Field House, in Huntington, West Virginia Fight  Report WITH Photos! Report by Brian Ackley - WBAN Senior Editor At this rate, there isn’t going to be much hardware left in the middleweight division. Chicago’s Leatitia Robinson outworked and outskilled hometowner Nikki Eplion to score an easy unanimous decision Saturday night to collect her second world championship belt in as many months -- this one the WIBA version -- getting the nod on all three scorecards by 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93. The pair entered the evening’s main attraction with a combined record of 24-0-2, with 16 knockouts, and most women’s ratings organizations have them as the top two ranked boxers in the division. But an anticipated slugfest never materialized as Eplion spent much of the bout holding and retreating from Robinson’s classier attack. "I’ve been waiting a whole year for this," said "Baby Girl" Robinson, who clearly had no love lost against her 25 year-old opponent who predicted a third round KO at the weigh in. Robinson won her first belt in December, 2002, with a sixth-round stoppage of Dakota Stone, and had her first successful defense of that IWBF title just last month in decisioning Yvonne Reis.  "We tried to fight Nikki Eplion last year and when our people talked to her people they said she wasn’t ready, she needed a few more fights, " said Robinson, 23. "So I was going to wait until whenever she was ready because I knew I could beat her. And I knew that she could not beat me no matter how much she said she could."  Robinson, on top of her unblemished mark as a pro, also had 38 fights in an amateur career that started at age 14. Eplion is a graduate of the Appalachian Toughwoman circuit, a difference in backgrounds that become quickly evident early in the fight. It was clearly a huge step up in competition for the South Point, Ohio, resident, who’s best career wins came last August, an eight round decision over veteran Mary Ann Almager, and a four-round decision against Yvonne Reis last June.   "She gave me exactly what I expected from her, nothing," Robinson said. "She basically didn’t have any love for me when she told me she was going to knock me out and this was going to be the worst beating of my life. I wanted to show her you are not a boxer, you’re a toughman, and when you become a boxer, that’s when you can get in the ring and discuss something with me."  Eplion, who was more no attack than the moniker No Slack embroidered on her purple trunks, did not speak with any media after the fight, and disappointed many fans who waited until well after midnight to try to offer their encouragement. Manager Ken Artrip noted that Eplion is a single mother of two children who also works two jobs, and that she could not get any time off before the fight to fully and properly prepare. "She was worn out," before she ever got in the ring, he indicated. "We had a little setback, but she’ll still go on," according to Eplion’s trainer Charlie Hanshaw. "We knew what was coming. I told everybody this would be a tough fight."  There were no knockdowns, and neither fighter appeared seriously hurt at any point of the fight, which was delayed after a late decision changing from twelve ounce to ten ounce gloves. The partisan crowd of some 800 at Huntington’s Veteran’s Memorial Fieldhouse tried to spark their local hero with frequent chants of "Nikki, Nikki,", but it didn’t effect Robinson in the least. "No, not at all," Robinson said. "We were able to box and beat her to the punch every time, make her miss, make her get frustrated by going from side to side, switching all the time. We wanted to do that and that’s what I did."  Robinson has her sights set on Shrivelle William’s and Valerie Mahfood as potential future opponents, she indicated.

February 28, 2004 - Warrior's Production at the Coconut Creek Seminole Indian Casino, Florida
Belinda Laracuente, 135,  won an eight-round unanimous decision over Iva Weston, 139.5,  from Trinidad. The fight had little action as Weston ran the whole time and threw hardly any punches at Laracuente. Laracuente was the aggressor in the match, and wanted to mix it up, with Laracuente throwing the cleaner shots. In one round the referee pulled both girls to the center of the ring and told them to box. Weston's inexperience as a boxer showed during the whole fight. Weston had good defense, but no offense and no power on any of her punches and did not want to mix it up. Laracuente was coming off a serious injury from the summer, and had to change her style of boxing and was happy that she could be back in the ring.  Final judges scores was 79-73, 79-73, 78-74.  In a second women's boxing match,  Laura "Lady Ram" Ramsey, 158,  won all four rounds against Jennifer Mancil, 160. Judges score 40-36. Lady Ram hit Mancil in the first round, and it seem Mancil did not want to be there. By the end of the 2nd round Lady Ram broke Mancil's nose. Mancil took Punishment from Lady Ram the whole fight, but Lady Ram could not knock her out. The crowd was pleased on this fight of the night.

February 28, 2004 – Santa Ana Star Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico
In the Co-Main event, Stephanie “Golden Girl” Jaramillo won a six-round unanimous decision over Imelda Arias.  Final judges scoring was 60-54 on all cards.  Jaramillo is now 4-1-1 (2KO), and Arias fell to 8-16-1 (8KO).  On the undercard there was a second women’s bout, featuring pro debuter Monica Lovato, southpaw,  won a four-round unanimous decision over last-minute opponent Leanne Villareal.   Final judges scoring was 40-36, on all cards.  Lovato is now 1-0-0 (0KO), and Villareal is 0-2-0.

February 28, 2004 - Eventhalle, Vienna, Kudlichgasse
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Tasheena Bugar,  126 1/4, knocked out her opponent Laura Stefanescu, 134, in the beginning of the sixth round with a devastating right jab that found a home to  Stefanescu's chin.  Stefanescu immediately collapsed and fell to the canvas. The ringside doctor spent five minutes with Stefanescu after being KO’d with Bugar’s devastating punch. Bugar dominated her opponent who was two weight class divisions higher than her. Bugar is found to be an extremely gifted boxer, and at only 16 years old has already accumulated a professional boxing record of 4-0-0 (3KO).  Tasheena is a big talent and definitely a boxer to be on the look out for in the future! 

February 28, 2004 - Aalborg, Denmark
At the "Tomorrow's Champions" card in Aalborg, Denmark, Alexandra Matheus, 125 3/4, won a clear points decision in her second pro fight against Shondell "Mystery Lady" Alfred, 119,  of Guyana. All three judges scored the bout 40-36 in favour of Matheus. It was a very action-packed bout where skills defeated aggression.

February 27, 2004 - The Orleans Casino and Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada  WBAN Exclusive Photo Gallery #152 (Great Huge Shots by Mary Ann Owen) Members Login
Using speed and combinations Melinda Cooper pounded out a win against the tough Jerri Sitzes. Before more than 700 people at the Orleans Casino and Hotel, Cooper (10-0, 6 KOs) opened up quickly against the taller Sitzes with stiff jabs and three-punch combinations. The first two rounds saw Cooper dominating the Missouri fighter while eluding Sitzes' counters with ease. Using long right hands and left uppercut hooks, Cooper scored repeatedly with little worry about return shots.  "I thought I was dominating her with my jab," said Cooper, who bloodied Sitzes' nose in the first round and caused a slight swelling over the left eye. "I thought I might be able to knock her out in the second but I lost it."  But in the third round, Sitzes began timing Cooper's advances with her own well-timed rights and lefts, stinging Cooper occasionally and advancing forward against the Las Vegas fighter for the first time in the fight.   "I wasn't hurt at all," said Cooper whose nose was bloodied in the round. Sitzes scored with a left hook and a right uppercut and seemed to win the round.   The fourth round saw Cooper open up with a big right hand followed by a snapping left hook. But in close quarters, Cooper grabbed her opponent's head and hit her with three quick shots. The referee deducted a point from Cooper for the illegal tactic.  "I was wrong for doing it," said Cooper, who is a niece of former lightweight world champion from Mexico Miguel Angel Gonzalez. "It's a bad habit I have." With Sitzes more accustomed to Cooper's speed, the Missouri fighter who beat Mary Ortega in her last fight by technical knockout, began to trade more frequently and with precision. Cooper traded blow for blow with the game fighter.  "I think my jab was the difference in the fight," said Cooper who was most effective when backing up the Springfield fighter.  In the final round, Cooper opened up with combinations and snapped Sitzes head back several times with several long rights. At one moment. Sitzez put her hands down while along the ropes and ate two solid punches. But she was unhurt and tried to rally.  "She was a good fighter," said Cooper. "This was the first time I went six rounds."  Bobby Estella, one of her cornermen, said she could improve on some aspects.  "I think she could have been more aggressive," Estella said. "But sometimes you can be too aggressive and you can get caught."  The judges scored the decision 59-55 twice and 58-54 for Cooper who feels she is just beginning.   "I think my advantage is my youth and amateur experience," Cooper said, adding that she spent seven years as an amateur.   "She could have gone 12 rounds easy," said Doug Ward another cornerman of Cooper. 

February 27, 2004 – Imphal –Source: The Sangai Express
Amateur Results

Manipur women boxing team by won 38 points from three gold, three silver and two bronze medals at the concluding day of the 3 rd Senior National Boxing Championship held at Kokrajhar today have been crowned the over all team champion of the championship. Kerela were the runner ups with 27 points. MC Mary Kom beat K Choudhury of Assam 18-11 (45 Kgs), T Sandhyarani beat Durga of AP 38-15 (48 Kgs), N Usha of AP beat Mandakini Chanu 25-5 (52 Kgs), N Asharani beat Lakshmi of AP RSC III round (50 Kgs), S Shantidra of Uttaranchal beat S Ibemcha 28-25. The two bronze medal winners for Manipur were Latarani and Ch Somolata in the 50 kgs and 67 Kgs.

February 27, 2004 – The Fred Enslow Tournament, Portland, Oregon
Maria Lopez, of Chief Corner Stone defeated Linda Garcia, West Portland in the 16-17 Novice, 145 lbs.,; Dana Tucker, Cedar River, defeated Andria Howerton, in the Senior Female 132 lbs; Queen Underwood, Capitol Hill defeated Meghan Ross, The Garage Gym in Yamhill, in the Senior Female, 138 lbs., with Ross receiving a trophy; Samatra Doyle, Capitol Hill won pro debuter Tylesha West, West Portland, in the Senior Female 189+ lbs.; and lastly, Brooke Topps, of West Portland, won a close decision over Allison Porter, of Capitol Hill.  There was also 18+ matches of male boxing in the event
Sue TL Fox covered this event ringside, and has video footage and photos.

February 27, 2004 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Welterweight Shelley Burton, now 3-0-0 (0KO), of Kalispell, Montana, won a four-round unanimous decision over Kelly Whaley, now 4-12-0 (1KO) of Utah.

February 27, 2004 Tatuapé, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Davila Miura Ferreira, of Argentina,  won a four-round unanimous decision over Cassia Oliviera Alves.

February 27, 2004 -San Antonio, Texas
Bantamweights (118 lbs) Valeria Flores won a four-round unanimous decision over Shawnta Burton.

February 26, 2004 -Auckland Boxing Association Stadium,  Auckland, New Zealand
Heavyweights Ali Dutt, Papakura won a four-round unanimous decision over Bobbi August of Opotiki.

February 26, 2004 -  TwiRoPa, New Orleans, Louisiana
Super Bantamweight Dana "The Machine" Kendrick of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, TKO1 Kim Dunston of Laurel, Mississippi.

February 22, 2004 - Gold Gym South Annex in Tokyo, Japan -All Women's event
Main event covered by Tomoko of Japan:  He wrote the following, "
Japan Mini-Fly Weight champion, Yuko Sodeoka won the title with a six-round TKO over the southpaw Gypsy Taeko. Champion Sodeoka had to defeat at least three challengers in order to be eligible to challenge the World title. Taeko, the first one to challenge Sodeoka, has been the tough rival for the champ since their bout last summer when they fought for the vacant Japan Mini-Fly weight title.  Since Sodeoka struggled to win the title in the last bout, winning over Gypsy tonight was also settling a clear conclusion for Sodeoka.  In the first and second rounds,  Sodeoka utilized quick jabs to keep Gypsy out of her reach. Gypsy on the other hand, waited for a good opportunity between the short punches to fight against it by firing one big left hook. By the third and fourth round, Sodeoka began to control the rhythm and distance, and she attacked Gypsy with combinations, especially throwing right straights landing repeatedly on Gypsy’s body. There were times when Gypsy kept Sodeoka backing up in the corner and against the ropes, but Sodeoka skillfully got out of the position by using right and left short punches and with foot works. In the fifth round, they both didn’t hesitate to get into an aggressive in-fighting. Gypsy tried to attack Sodeoka with a single heavy left hook at the moment when Sodeoka slightly stepped back from fighting from the inside. However, Sodeoka’s number of short punches on Gypsy’s face and body overwhelmed her as she attempted to attack Sodeoka with one big punch, which none were effective enough against the champion.  In the 6th round, Sodeoka’s right straights repeatedly caught Gypsy’s face and finally landed her on the canvas. Though Gypsy got up, referee stopped the fight in 1:41 seconds of the sixth round.  Sodeoka is now 8-2-0. Gypsy is  5-5-4. Other Results: Maki Koyagashiro, 59kg,  won a four-round decision over Ariya; Flyweights Tomoko Koga had a four-round draw against Toshie Suga; Yuki Sakurada, 50kg, KO2 over Nao Ikeyama in a scheduled four rounder; Nanako Kikuchi, mini-flyweight won a four-round majority decision over Satoko Uemura Lastly, Arai Sanami had a "no Contest" against pro debuter Naoko Sakamoto, due to an injury to Sakamoto.  The referee stopped the fight in the first round.

February 21, 2004 - City Sports Hall, in Tapolca, Hungary
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On the card "Double or Nothing" Event, and promoted by Felix RACZ by Felix Promotion, Bantamweight Bettina Csábi, 113 1/4, of Hungary, TKO2 Agnes Varga.  In the first round, Csábi landed a series of combinations that hurt Varga. Just when Varga looks like she is gaining control over the fight, Csábi comes back with the power.  In round two, in the first minute of that round, Csábi hit landed a solid punch to Varga's head.  Varga shaken, the referee stopped the fight.  Csábi officially announced after this fight to go down to the Super Flyweight division. 

February 21, 2004 - Linden, Guyana
Pamela London won an eight-round unanimous decision over Shondell Parks to win the Guyana Women's Heavyweight Title.  These two started swinging at each other when the ref brought them to the ring center for pre-fight instructions! The 300-pound Parks started out quickly but as the fight progressed, the 199-pound London took over, snapping Parks head back with jabs and right hands. Parks lost two points from the ref for holding behind the head and hitting. London is now 2-1-1 (0) and Parks is 1-1 (0). Final judges scores were  79-72, 78-73 and 80-70. Excerpt of the Starbroek News in Guyana reported the following:  "Pamela `The Grenade' London proved that size is not all when she exploded against previously unbeaten `Dyna-mite' Shondell Parks to become the first woman to win the heavyweight title of Guyana.  Showing total disregard for Parks' imposing 300-plus pound structure, London, who at 198 pounds was out-weighed 105 pounds by her opponent, surprised both Parks and the Linden crowd with her swiftness and aggression to win the eight-round contest by unanimous decision.  Parks, at a lost to find an answer for London's mongoose-like antics, and a shade too slow, was hit almost at will with thunderous right crosses resulting in a huge swelling on the left side of her face.  The two female gladiators went at it even before the bell to signal the start of the first round was sounded. Called together by referee Michael Benjamin to touch gloves a squabble soon ensued between the fighters with the referee thrown around like a rag doll in the centre. Parks wasn't helped by the two points deducted in rounds five and eight by Benjamin for persistent holding. 

February 21, 2004 - Roswell High School, Roswell, New Mexico
Jackie Chavez, of  
Los Lunas, New Mexico, won a four-round unanimous decision over pro debuter Leanne Villareal.  Chavez is now 6-0-0 (3KO), and Villareal is 0-1-0 (0KO).

February 21, 2004 - Mountain High Casino, in Black Hawk, Colorado
Southpaw Mercedes Mercury, now 3-3-0, of Montebello, Colorado, won a four-round unanimous decision over veteran Marsha "Two guns" Budde, 49 years old, now 7-5-1, of Denver, Colorado.  Final Scoring, 39-37, 39-37, 40-36.

February 20, 2004 - Beaumont Ford Arena in
Beaumont, Texas 
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Valerie "The Wolfe" Mahfood, 169, won an eight-round close split decision over Carlette Ewell, 175, she is now the Miller Lite Champion. Final Scoring 78-74 twice for Mahfood, and 77-75 for Ewell. 

February 19, 2004 - Palace Indian Gaming Center in Lemoore, California
WBAN Exclusive Photo Gallery #146 Members Login Jessica Rakoczy won a 10-round unanimous decision over Lisa “Lil Warrior” Lewis and is now the new IBA Lightweight World Champion.  Steve Cummings of InTheCorner.net reported the following:  “Jessica Rakoczy returned to the ring Thursday night after a 13-month layoff that included an auto accident that left her unable to fight. If there were any questions about how Jessica would be able to recover from the layoff and injury, there aren’t anymore. Rakoczy put on a dazzling display of skills against Lisa Lewis at The Palace Indian Gaming Center in Lemoore, CA to notch a unanimous 10-round decision and win the IBA lightweight championship.  The Rakoczy-Lewis matchup was the main event of the Hard Road To Glory show that also saw a victory by rising junior welterweight star Oscar Diaz in the co-main event. George Chung’s American Champion Sports and The Palace promoted the seven-bout show.  Rakoczy (13-1) finally made her ring return after suffering her first loss to Jenifer Alcorn in January of 2003 and came out of her corner with both guns blazing. A powerful right hand in the early going knocked Lewis (6-8) sideways before she landed on the canvas. Lewis got up from her first professional knockdown but Rakoczy was back to the attack immediately. The second round saw Jessica tag Lisa with a powerful right hand that hurt the Fresno fighter. As the round wore on, however, Lewis started to find her way inside the long arms of Rakoczy to at least stem the tide of powerful shots that had been steady since the opening bell. For the duration of the fight, Lewis worked diligently to get inside while Rakoczy did her level best to keep her opponent on the end of her long-range power shots. While Lewis was able to close the gap better as the fight wore on, Rakoczy’s skills were just too sharp and allowed the Las Vegas fighter to dictate the action until the final bell. Scores were 99-90, 100-89 and 100-89, all for Jessica Rakoczy.”   In one of the first bouts of the evening the card featured an undercard four-rounder between Tania Gomez vs. Nicole Beard.  Cummings reported the following, “In the first female bout of the evening, lightweights Tania Gomez and Nicole Beard locked horns in an entertaining four-round battle with Gomez earning a unanimous decision. The southpaw Gomez landed consistently with her power shots throughout and had Beard’s nose bleeding steadily over the last two rounds. Beard came out strong at the opening bell, throwing combinations as she pressed her opponent. Tania, who had IFBA featherweight champion Kelsey Jeffries working her corner, used movement to avoid the rush and then began to work her way in with her own attack. A chopping left hand repeatedly found the mark as Gomez controlled the fight. Official scores were 39-37, 40-36, 39-37, all for Gomez.” Gomez is now 3-1-0, and Beard is 1-8. Also in attendance was Mia “The Knockout” St. JohnSt. John challenged Rakoczy for the IBA belt, and it looks like they will be fighting on April 15, 2004!

February 16, 2004 - Double Tree Hotel, Ontario, California, and Promoted by Thompson Boxing
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On the undercard, Marilyn Salcido won a six-round unanimous decision over Carla WilcoxOne WBAN insider reported the following:  Using a jab and firing combinations, Salcido struggled through the peek-a-boo style of Wilcox who launched winging rights throughout the six round fight held at the Doubletree Hotel before a standing room only crowd. "She was awkward," said Salcido, who had some slight mouses under her eyes. "I had never seen her fight so my corner told me to take it easy the first round to see what she has."  Wilcox fired right hands every time Salcido threw a punch and at times connected. But mostly her punches never landed flush. The sound of the winging rights landed mostly on Salcido's shoulders or gloves but the sound effects seemed to fool the crowd, not the judges.   Her trainer Bob Davison advised to move to Wilcox's left and to fire more jabs. It proved to be the difference in the fight as Salcido used the jab to keep Wilcox at bay then would fire quick combinations and get out.  The judges scored the fight 58-56, 60-54, 59-55 for Salcido.  "It was difficult coming in without a fight for a long time. I didn't feel right," said Salcido. "She was a very tough fighter. The Rialto fighter who trains in Big Bear said she would like a fight with Elena Reid or Para Draine.   Another Insider wrote to WBAN after the fight and said, "Six rounds Carla kept Marilyn backing up, in the corner and against the ropes. As they called the judges decisions to give it to Marilyn the crowd roared with disagreement even if this was their hometown girl they knew the real winner tonight. What happened in Ontario tonight is shameful and gives the sport such a bad flavor. Anyone that was in the crowd tonight or for that matter in the ring knows Carla won this every round." In attendance was Mariana Juarez who hopes to fight on March 14 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino. The fight card is promoted by Goossen-Tutor Promotions and will be televised by Fox Sports Net.  Ben Lira, who trains Jaurez, said they are looking for a suitable opponent including Salcido, Reid or Bridgett Riley.

February 14, 2004 -Swiebodzice, Poland
Suzana Stunja, Croatia,  won a four-round decision over pro debuter Elzbieta Szczeglik of Poland in a Junior welterweight bout.  Stunja is now 4-1-0 (0KO), and Szczeglik is 0-1-0.

February 14, 2004 - Riga, Latvia
Anna Rodke,  Latvia,  won a four-round unanimous decision over Viktoria Olenik of Kiev, Ukraine.

February 14, 2004 - Hanns Martin Schleyer Hall, Stuttgart, Germany *Update as of May 5, 2004
Trish Hill was stripped of this belt - Read Press Release

Trisha “TNT” Hill, of the United States, stopped Silke Weickenmeier, 124 ½,  of Germany, and became the new WIBF Featherweight World Champion,  when it was reported that Weickenmeier had her nose broken in the sixth round, and did not come out for the seventh.  Hill is now 6-3-1 (3KO). Weickenmeier is 13-5-3 (3KO).  In a second women’s match on the undercard, Alesia Graf, 119, of Germany, of Slovakia, won a four-round unanimous decision over Petra Jachmanova, 119. Graf is 1-0-0 (0KO), and Jachmanova is 0-3-1.

February 13, 2004 - Culiacan, Mexico
Elizabeth Sanchez won a six-round unanimous decision over Elizabeth Ruiz in the Flyweight division.  Both Sanchez and Ruiz are from Mexico. Also, Susana Morales won a four-round unanimous decision over Lina Ramirez.

February 13, 2004 - Auditorio Municipal, Mexicali,  BN Bantamweight Ivonne Muñoz, 116¾, won a ten-round unanimous decision over Ana Maria Torres, 114¾, and won the Mexican Bantamweight title.

February 13, 2004 - Laurel, Mississippi
Dana Kendrick, Hattiesburg, KO'd April Witington, making her pro debut 1:07 of the third round.  The bout was a scheduled four-rounder in the super-bantamweight division.  Kendrick is now 3-0-0, and Witington is 0-1-0.

February 13, 2004 -  Denmark (Amateur Bout)
 In a local news story from Denmark, Lene Jensen, who is mainly known as a soccer player, and a very good one at that is also trying her hand at boxing! Jensen who has an impressive background in soccer that includes 75 matches for the Danish  national team, where she has scored 21 goals so far. She plays for an Aarhus club called Skovbakken.  Jensen began training in boxing to keep fit during the winter interval of the soccer seasons, and as true sportswoman she wasn't satisfied just doing the training, but wanted to test her skills in the ring.   After only four months of  training, she debuted as an amateur on February 13, 2004. She had an impressive win with a 5-0 victory, over her opponent Lone Pedersen. In the first and third round, Pedersen found herself on the canvas.   As the local newspaper reports, Jensen had little time to rest, and today (Feb 14), she got up to  go with Skovbakken team to play a training match in Aalborg, and Sunday she checks in for training with the national team who is departing for England Monday morning for two training matches against England. Her team mates from Skovbakken has told her, that they expect her to have a shining black eye when she show up for the match Saturday, and if she hasn't got one, they have promised to make sure she has one, before going to the training camp for the national team Sunday!

February 12, 2004 - Hilton Hotel - Austin, Texas
Anissa Zamarron
, 108,  Austin, Texas, won by an eight-round unanimous decision over Maribel Zurita, 108, San Antonio, Texas. Final Judges scoring was 77-75, 77-75, 78-74.

February 12, 2004 - Club Gemini, in Raleigh, North Carolina, and promoted by Tasilver Enterprises, Inc. & Jawbreakers Boxing
Bonnie Mann, 151,  of North Carolina, KO’d Michelle Ewing, 152,  :53 in the second round. Mann dropped Ewing twice in the first round.   In the second round, she landed several effective jabs, and then landed a body shot to Ewing where she could not recover. In the other women’s match, Donna Biggers won over pro debuter Lynn Smith, with a TKO2 when Smith received an injury to her jaw, and then with a hook to the head.  The benefit for ALS was a huge success, and was standing room only. 

February 7, 2004 -Grand Casino Coushatta Pavillion,
Kinder, Louisiana  
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In front of a packed house of about 5,000 boxing fans,  there were three women's matches scheduled on the card, but the Ann Wolfe, 165 3/4,  vs. Erin Toughill, 165, fight did not happen.  WBAN's Correspondent Patricia Butaud reported that at the last moment, they announced that Ann Wolfe had an injury and would not be fighting. There were not any details as to what this injury was....In the co-main Sunshine Fettkether, 148,  fought Eliza Olson, 147,  for the vacant IBA Junior MIddleweight belt, but no belt was given out after the two fought a toe-to-toe 10-rounder and the result was a majority draw!   Fettkether is now 10-2-1 (4KO), and Olson is 7-2-2 (2KO). Judges scoring was 96-94 for Olson, 95-95, 95-95. AND on the undercard, Mia St. John, 136,  won a four-rounder by a unanimous decision (40-36) over Ragan Pudwill, 138. St. John improved her record to 30-3-2 (13KO), and Pudwill is now 3-9-0. Full Fight Report with ALL bouts - Eastside Boxing 

February 6, 2004 -Farmers Market, Oklahoma City, OK
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  Hollie "Hot Stuff" Dunaway, Fort Smith, Arkansas won a four-round unanimous decision over Nikki Verbeck, Paris, Arkansas, in a scheduled four round junior flyweight bout. Dunaway is now 8-3-0 (4KO), and Verbeck remains winless at 0-9-0.  

February 7, 2004 - Boby Centrum, Czech Republic
Eva Liskova, Czech Republic won a four-round unanimous decision over pro debuter Evelyna Lieber, in a scheduled four-round junior featherweight bout.

February 6, 2004 -Falconer Centret, Copenhagen, Denmark,
Promoted by Palle Promotions
Frida Wallberg
, 130, Sweden, making her pro debut,  TKO2 Maribel Santana, 130 3/4,  when after the first round Santana did not come out in the second round after complaining about impaired
vision.  Wallberg, 20 years old, is definitely a boxer to be on the lookout. She is light on her feet, displayed some solid boxing skills, and had a good quick jab.  In a second women's bout, another pro debuter Alexandra Matheus, 124 3/4,  of Denmark won a four-round unanimous decision (40-36) over last-minute opponent Petra Jachmanov, 124 3/4, of Slovakia, who was ALSO making her pro debut.  Jachmanov got to the fight just two hours before the event took place.  Matheus original opponent Marlin Hernandez did not make the fight.

 
     
     
     
     

 

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