2004 -Tunnel Events Center, Washington, DC
All-women’s card. In the main event,
Hill, of Kennesaw,
Georgia, with a unanimous decision in a 10-round (U.B.A.)
featherweight world title fight. According to an insider at
the fight, Del Valle clearly dominated the fight, and that she
was received well with the people in the D.C. area. Other
results: In a junior middleweight bout,
Saccurato and Maria Lindberg,
151, fought to a four-round
draw; Super Middleweight Aasa Sandell TKO3 Tabitha
Rosario in a scheduled four-rounder; Junior Middleweight
Daria Hill, 148, TKO1 Iris Griffin, 147
1/2, in a four-round
bout; Featherweight Lakeysha Williams, 125, won a six-round
unanimous decision over Shakurah Witherspoon, 125.
May 30, 2004 - "Battle
for the Lone Star State" at the Stafford Center, in Houston, Texas
In a co-main event,
Monica McGowan was fed easy pickin's when she
fought Lisa McFarland for a Texas Title. McGowan TKO1 1:16 McFarland.
McFarland is the boxer who had talked to the Miami Herald about
taking a "fixed" fight in 1999. The Miami Herald wrote, "Dania
Beach's Lisa McFarland told The Herald in a tape recorded interview that she
threw a fight to Bethany Payne last year in Tallahassee. Records
indicate McFarland and Payne each were paid $400 for the fight, but
McFarland says she received an under-the-table bonus of more than $1,000 for
tanking the bout."
2004 - Morrell Park, Savannah, Georgia Susan Nance, 125, had a four-round draw against
undefeated Donna Biggers, 127. Nance was a
last-minute replacement for Biggers.
Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, in
Rivers Team Comments
In the main event that featured the
first-ever world title in Guyana, Gwendolyn "The Stealth
169, of Georgetown, Guyana, fought
Kathy Rivers, 170, of the
United States, for the vacant WIBA Light-Heavyweight world title.
O'Neil won the title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Rivers.
Final judges scores was 98-93, 98-92, and 100-90. O'Neil improved her record
to 8-3-1 (6KO), and River is now
In another women's bout scheduled in the card, Pamela
"Grenade" London, 182, of Guyana, won a six-round unanimous decision
over the much lighter opponent, Geraldine Cox, 156, of Guyana.
2004 - Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany In the main event,
, won a 10-round
unanimous decision over Daisy
Lang and won the vacant
IWBF jr. bantamweight world title. Halmich moved up two weight
classes to achieve this feat. According to WBAN's insider,
Halmich chased Lang during the fight. Final judges scores were
96-94, 97-93, 96-94. In a post-fight
interview, both Halmich and Lang were interviewed
after the fight. Halmich apologized, that the fight was not
exactly the women's fight of the year, and blamed Lang for
running backwards and not wanting to fight. Lang on the
other hand thought she was robbed. She said that she
won all 10 rounds, and that Halmich hardly got any punches
through. Lang explained that she was a counter boxer, and that
anybody who knew anything about boxing could see that she won
the fight. WBAN had two reports about this fight, which
both said that the fight was one-sided with Halmich winning
this match.In the co-main event,
of Holland, fought Germany's Heidi Hartmann. Hartmann
captured the vacant WIBF-GBU welterweight world title after
the fight was stopped due to a cut. According to WBAN's
insider, the fight was stopped between the 9th and 10th round,
when the female ring doctor stopped Sjauw, due to a cut that
had apparently happened in the sixth round by a clashing of
heads. The TV commentator expressed surprise at the decision,
which was increased when it was announced that Sjauw lost by
RSC, which is only used in amateur boxing-----then later
changed it to a TKO. Other results:
Super Bantamweight Austria's Urbaez Urena won a
six-round unanimous over Mariann Pampuk; Flyweight
Julia Sahin TKO’d Anca Popovic in the fourth round
in a scheduled Flyweight six-rounder; Super Featherweight
Ina Menzer KO’d Andrej Medelina in the first round;
Bantamweight Alesia Graf won a six-round unanimous
decision over Simone Sucio; and in a three-round bout,
unknown if it was amateur, lightweights Sonja Dürr won
three rounds over Carmen Falke.
2004 - Raanana, Israel Hagar Shmoulefeld won a four-round decision over
Anat Idan, pro debut.
2004 - Colombia - exhibition Anais Gutierrez had an exhibition bout against
Lorena Carrillo in a three round match. The exhibition was
a draw. Carrillo fights as a lightweight, and Gutierrez
is a Bantamweight; but, regardless of the weight difference,
Anais gave a good performance, and showed potential.
2004 - Orleans Casino and Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Melinda Cooper, 19, of Las Vegas, defeated Lina
Ramirez from Mexico, with 17 sec. of the second round.
Retired World boxing champion Trina Ortegon attended the
27, 2004 -Alario Center, Westwego, Louisiana Robyn Lerille, 142¼, of New Orleans,
Lousiana, TKO1 Roni Grantham, 150, of Mandevillie,
Louisiana, in a scheduled four-rounder. Grantham
was knocked down to the canvass in the first round. Both
boxers were making their pro debuts.
2004 - Santa Ana Star Casino, Bernalillo, New Mexico
Junior Middleweight Crystal Hickerson, 154, TKO1 over
Victoria Cisneros, 153, in a scheduled four-rounder.
2004 - Zenith d'Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand Junior
Welterweight Myriam Lamare, TKO'd Monica Herzilla
in the first round in a scheduled eight rounder.
2004 - City Sporthall in Kazincbarcika, Hungary, promoted by
Fair Play Promotion
A night of pro boxing included a women's bout on the undercard.
Hungarian Krisztina Belinszky (5-4-1, 2KO) knocked out
in a first round pro debutant Blanca Plecimutova
(Slovakia) in a flyweight division.
2004 - Marriott Hotel, in Irvine, California WBAN
Members Photo Gallery #172)
In front of more than 1,400 boxing fans, on an Oscar De La Hoya
Golden Boy Promotions card, on the undercard, pro debuter and
former amateur Julie Rubalcalva, 18 years old,
Westminster, California, won by a four-round unanimous
Isabel Manyseng, San Antonio, Texas, in a
bantamweight bout on the undercard. News sources report that
Rubalcava was “impressive”, and that she outboxed manyseng.
Final judges scores was 40-36 on all judges scorecards.
2004 - Buenos Aires, Argentina Acuna vs. Padilla - Part IAcuna vs. Padilla - Part II A
historical and detailed editorial by Ewan Whyte Marcela Acuna stopped Daisy Padilla in the first round. This
fight was for the WIBA Junior Bantamweight world title fight.
Evidently stung by criticism in December that she had taken five and a half
rounds to finish Damaris Pinock Ortega, when she had had the
Panamanian at her mercy in the first, Marcela Acuña wasted no time or pity
on the lanky Colombian Daisy (‘Demolition’) Padilla in her first
title defence. Sensing an initial hesitation on the part of her opponent,
the champion moved swiftly across the ring (‘like a tigress with the cage
door open’ as Olé put it) catching the Padilla almost immediately with a
hard right to the cheek that had her reeling and following up with a furious
assault that forced referee Raúl Ilvento to stop the fight after only 43
seconds. Padilla, who was claiming a record of 14-1-0 with 14 KOs and had
boasted she would ´make the Tigress dance to my tune´, lacked the experience(as ex-world champion Ricardo Cardona in her corner later admitted)
to cling to Acuña when she was hurt, to give her head time to clear.
Commented Acuña: “Even dazed, Padilla managed to throw a few punches and I
could feel she hits hard, but I kept beating her to the punch and she could
do nothing.” At midnight, Padilla was admitted to hospital as a
precautionary measure, though she was perfectly lucid. Report by Ewan
May 23, 2004 - Denver, Colorado
Leona "Downtown" Brown
pulled out an “upset” when she stopped local boxer Terri Cruz,
in the fourth round. In another women’s match,Mia
"The Knockout" St. John, 134, stopped Melissa Yanas,
130, of Texas, in the third round. The Rocky Mountain Boxing Site (rockymountainboxing.com)
reported that St. John "cruised" to a third round stoppage over the very
game Yanas. St. John used her jab early in the game and wore Yanas down.
St. John then proceeded to shoot of a barrage of combinations that made
the ref stop the fight. In the Cruz vs. Brown match, Cruz got
caught with by a wide-right hook that hit it's mark, followed by another
right hook and reported to have been to the back of the head, followed
by an uppercut, in which was the time that fight was stopped.
On the Undercard,Terry
Blair stopped Mercedes Mercury
in the fifth round, winning by a TKO.
There were two exhibition bouts: Martha
Deitchtman vs. Tana Gallegos. Also, Vangie
Abeyta vs. Sarina Hayden.
May 23, 2004 - in Tokyo, Japan
In an all-women’s boxing card, the mainliner ended in an easy win for
Japan’s Emiko Raika, when she defended her WIBA World
Featherweight title against United States Shelby Walker.The
fight was stopped in the second round by TKO in a scheduled 10-round
bout. According to the WIBA (Ryan Wissow), originally, Walker was
submitted in a “list” of potential fighters to the promoter in Japan,
that would be for an eight-round non-title bout, and that Walker was
picked from that list. Then the fight was moved to a non-mandatory
(voluntary) world title defense for Raika, with some kind of
understanding between the WIBA and the promoter that in Raika’s
“Mandatory” defense of her world title that will take place in
September, she (Raika) would need to fight against a “top contender.”
WBAN’s interpretation: “tune-up” world title fight.
Other results on this card included the
following: Flyweight Sachiyo Shibata won a 10-round unanimous
decision over Yumi Yashima, and Shibata is the new Japanese
Women’s Flyweight champion (more than likely a great matchup on this
fight); Featherweight Misa Morimoto stopped Maki Koyakashiro
in the fifth round of a scheduled six-rounder; Strawweights Marika
Watanabe won a four-rounder by a unanimous decision over Naoko
Sakamoto; Strawweights Nanako Kikuchi won a four-round
unanimous decision over Nao Ikeyama; Flyweight Rie Fujimoto
won a four-round unanimous decision over Tomoko Koga; and
lastly, Satako Kamimura won a four-round unanimous decision over
May 23, 2004 - Sam's Town Casino, Tunica,
Mississippi Christy Nickel, 140, won by TKO3 over Leora Jackson, 153.
May 22, 2004 in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada Emily Rudan and Heather Stevens fought to a four-round
May 22, 2004 - in Hamarville, Pennsylvania Leslie Perela won by KO1
over Lynn Smith.
May 22, 2004 - Cleveland, Ohio
There was a pro/amateur card that featured a women's match on the card.
Sandy Esmurdoc (1-0), (Cleveland) pro debut Vs Lashawana Knox
(Milwaukee) (0-2). Knox came out very aggressive throwing windmill
punches, no skill. Esmurdoc threw straighter punches but was more
defensive against the initial flurry. Both landed a few punches. And
after about 40 seconds Knox turned her back once or twice and looked for
a place to lay down. She went down and stayed at about 55 seconds of the
May 22, 2004- Grand Casino Coushatta,
Kinder, Louisiana WBAN
Members Photo- Mpegs Gallery #170) Wendy Rodriguez, 106, won the NABA World Flyweight title when
she won by a 10-round unanimous decision over Anissa Zamarron,
108. Final judges scores were 98-92, 96-94, and 97-93. Also,
Linda Tenberg, 129, won by :37 seconds, TKO1 over Tiffany
May 22, 2004 - Warnor's Theater, Fresno, California
In front of about 1,200 boxing fans, in the semi-main event,
Jessica Rakoczyof Las
Vegas, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Gloria Ramirez..
SteveCummings of inthecorner.net covered the fight ringside and reported the
following: Rakoczy's win over Ramirez saw the IBA champ
win seven of eight rounds against a southpaw who employed a lot of
movement. The lefty stance and side-to-side work of Ramirez appeared to
keep Rakoczy from getting off to her customary fast start, though
Jessica pressed forward constantly. Over the first two rounds, Ramirez
landed her left often but it didn't have the steam on it like the shots
she got back. Meanwhile, Gloria's punches were mostly one at a time
while Jessica would move into position and throw combinations when the
time was right. Rounds three and four saw Rakoczy (15-1, 4 KO's)
get in her best power shots and Ramirez' face started to show some
swelling. The pattern continued through the sixth round, Rakoczy coming
forward, Ramirez (9-13-5, 1 KO) using lateral movement looking to
counter. In each frame Jessica would let loose with both hands when in
range, and then continue stalking until another opportunity arose.
The last two rounds were Ramirez' best, as she finished off the seventh
with her best exchange to that point. She answered a Rakoczy attack with
her customary left hand shot and when the two battled on the inside,
Gloria let loose with an uppercut that found the mark. As the round
wound down, Ramirez gave as good as she got, though she didn't win the
round. Ramirez did win the eighth, however, as she came out more
aggressively and landed clean shots with consistency. I had it 79-73 for
Rakoczy, as did two of the judges. The third judge saw it as a shutout
for Jessica, 80-72.
May 22, 2004, Fire Lake Casino, Shawnee,
Oklahoma Tawnyah Freeman, 134, making her pro debut, won a four-round
unanimous decision over Sherri Warren, 136. The fight was a
toe-to-toe match. Warren was knocked down in the third round.
Final judges scores was 40-35 on all scorecards.
May 20, 2004 - Sault Ste. Marie, in
Members Photo Gallery #174 (75+ huge digitals)
Mary Jo Sanders
, now 9-0-0 (2KO), won against
in a 10-round IBA Continental title fight!
Sanders earned her first belt in the sport, and will move on soon to
fight for a world title!
May 17, 2004 -Auditorio Municipal de
Tijuana Ivonne Muñoz, the Mexican bantamweight champion, knocked out
Silvia “Dinamita” (Dynamite) Zúñiga of Sonora 36 seconds into the
first round. The fight was at super bantamweight and sets Muñoz up for a
crack at Jackie Nava, who hold the Mexican title at that weight. Muñoz's
opponent for this fight had been named as Ana María Zúñiga (of
May 15, 2004 - Speaking Rock Casino, in
El Paso, TexasDelia "Chikita" Gonzalez, 110, of New Mexico,
had a six-round majority draw Johanna Pena-Alvarez, 111. Final
scoring, 57-57, 57-57, 59-55 for Pena-Alvarez.
May 15, 2004 Sky Ute Casino, in Ignacio,
New Mexico's Holly Holm fought Angel Martinez, of Texas,
to a six-round majority draw. This was a rematch for the two. Also, New
Mexico's Jayla Ortiz, fought to majority draw against LeAnne
Villareal on the same card.
May 15, 2004 in Schitigheim, France Nadia Hockmi, pro debut, won a four-round decision over
May 14, 2004 - Edmonton, Canada Crystal Arcand and Donna Logue, pro debut, fought a
May 14, 2004 - Du Burns Arena, Baltimore,
Lightweight Tinitia Austin, 142 3/4, of St.
Petersburg, Florida won a six-round unanimous decision over
Angel "Saumnice" McNamara, 137 3/4, of Cambridge, Maryland.
Final judges scoring, 58-56, 58-56, 60-54.
May 14, 2004 - Rhode Island Convention
Center, in Providence, Rhode Island - On an ESPN2 card, Missy Fiorentino, now 9-0-0 (6KO), won a
six-round unanimous decision over Leona "Downtown" Brown.Final judges scoring was 60-53,
60-53, and 59-54.
May 12, 2004 -
Istanbul, Turkey - Amateur Tournament
Results of the amateur tournament.First day - SIMONA GALASSI
def. Galina Nedyalkova (Bulgaria) by Rsco round 2ª
ANNAMARIA FALCONE def. Tugba Karagoz (Turchia) by Rsco round 1ª.
Second Day - CARMELA CHIACCHIO def. Oksana Shtakun (Ucraina) by
Rsco round 2ª Yeliz Yesil (Turchia) def. MANUELA MARCENARO on points
LOREDANA PIAZZA def. Czuba Kataryzna (Polonia) by Rsco round 2ª
ANNAMARIA FALCONE def. Polina Nicolova (Bulgara) by Rsco round 2ª
Mehtap (Turchia) def. ELISA MASIERO on points. Third day -
Monica Csik (Ungheria) def. LAURA TOSTI on points; PATRIZIA PILO def.
Silvia Angelova (Bulgara) on points; Fourth day - -
Audrey Garcia (Francia) def. LOREDANA PIAZZA on points (bronze medal for
Piazza) Nurcan Carkci (Turcia) def. PATRIZIA PILO by Rsco round 1ª
medal for Pilo); CARMELA CHIACCHIO def. Derya Aktop (Turchia) on
points Eva Nentsova (Russa) def. ANNAMARIA FALCONE by Rsco round 1ª
(Bronze Medal for Falcone)
SIMONA GALASSI def. Nurdan Aldemir (Turchia) on points. Fifth Day
- FINALS CARMELA CHIACCHIO def. (Ungheria) by points and won
GOLD MEDAL; SIMONA GALASSI def. (Turchia) by points and won GOLD MEDAL;
For the second time in a month Galassi was back to Italy with a gold
and no lost in her career.
May 8, 2004 - Mississippi Coast
Biloxi, Mississippi Exclusive
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In the main event,
Ann Wolfe, 172, KO'd
1:06 seconds of the first round! Ward was carried out on a stretcher
after being on the mat for 10 minutes...Wolfe threw a beautiful overhand
right that ended the fight in less than a round! On the undercard, Mia St. John, 132, stopped Lana Alexander, 130, in the fourth round
of a scheduled six-rounder. Lastly in a third women's bout on the card,
Dana Kendrick, 123, had easy pickins' when she fought April
Witington, 131, who made it a short night for Kendrick when the
fight was stopped 0:55 seconds in the second round, with
Kendrick winning by a TKO, in a scheduled four-rounder. Apparently,
Witington had turned her back after a solid shot by Kendrick and the ref
stopped the fight.
Ward vs. Ann Wolfe
May 8, 2004 - Topsportcenter, in Rottendam,
Promoted by Topsports group
stopped Monika Petrova in the third round
of a scheduled six-rounder in the Super-Bantamweight division.
opponent was replaced by Monika Petrova, because Ankrah Tiger Gifty was
having problems with her visa."
The fight was televised on Studio
May 8, 2004 in Misiones, Argentina Patricia Alejandra Quirico won by TKO7 over Joselin Da Silva,
May 8, 2004 in Phoenix, Arizona Victoria Cisneros, pro debut, won a four-round unanimous decision
over Wendy Balazar, pro debut.
May 8, 2004 - City Boxing Centre, Nyíregyháza
Big Boxing Sport Club presented a professional boxing gala in the City
Boxing Centre in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, which featured one women's
bout. The Hungarian Gabriella Insperger, 110 1/4, (1-4-0,
1KO), born in Romania captured her first professional victory. She TKO'd
the pro debuter Slovakian Valeria Zahorecova, 110 1/2, in the
second round of a scheduled four round flyweight match.
May 7, 2004 in Houston, Texas Akondayne Fountain won a four round unanimous decision over
May 7, 2004 - at the Convention Center,
in Austin, Texas Linda Tenberg, 125, of Austin, Texas won a four-round unanimous
decision over Kim Colbert, 131,in a scheduled four-round
featherweight bout on the undercard. Tenberg took the fight on short
notice of three days. On all scorecards the judges had it 39-37.
May 6, 2004 - Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, promoted by Golden
in a scheduled four-round bout on the undercard,Valanna McGee,
now 4-2-1 (0KO), of Sacramento, California, and Rolanda Andrews,
6-7-1 (3KO), of Atlanta, Georgia, fought for two rounds, when McGee
received a cut over the left eye, and the fight was stopped. The
decision was a technical draw for the two.
May 1, 2004 - Convention Center,
Washington, District Of Columbia
Welterweight Elizabeth Mooney, 145½ won a unanimous decision over April Alvarez 145.
May 1, 2004 in Sao Paulo, Brazil Davila Miura Ferreira, 111 3/4, won a six-round decision over Cassia De