July 30, 2005 -
Cobo Arena, in
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Mary Jo Sanders, 142, remained undefeated when she
fought Eliza Olson, 145, for the Interim WBC Welterweight
title. Sanders won by a 10-round unanimous decision. WBAN's
Senior Editor, Brian Ackley wrote the following:
DETROIT -- Although Mary Jo Sanders didn’t earn a million bucks for
her win Saturday night, her Detroit fans sure thought she fought
like it. Sanders earned the WBC Interim Welterweight belt with
a unanimous decision win over tough Elisa Olson to improve to 17-0
in her career. As expected, Sanders was the more efficient
tactician, although she did absorb a few of Olson’s looping hooks
which earned the California-based challenger the admiration of many
in the Cobo Arena crowd of 3,000. All three judges saw it
98-92, 97-93 and 96-94. Neither fighter was in any serious trouble in
the fight. Olson was caught off balance and wobbled slightly in the
third by a Sander’s hook, and Olson did some of her best work in the
seventh, before tiring a bit in the final two rounds. Sanders’ best
round might have been the 10th, making sure there were no hometown
upsets on this night. “It feels like I fought my best but I’m in her
hometown, if I can bring it to my hometown, the decision might
change,” Olson (now 8-6-2) said after the fight. “I know I hit her,
I stunned her, I cut her. But I didn’t probably throw enough
punches. But I feel my performance was pretty good given the amount
of time I had to train for this fight. I was told a month before,
but it’s OK. She knows who I am. I know she’ll never fight me again
because she’ll be scared. If she does want to fight me again, tell
her to bring it. Maybe we’ll fight in Vegas or something. I’d be
willing to do it again.” The fight came off on the same night
Christy Martin and Lucia Rijker were scheduled to fight for a $1
million in Las Vegas. It would have been the largest purse in
women’s boxing history, but the fight was cancelled last week after
Rijker tore her Achilles. It was Olson’s fifth crack a a title, but
most of her fights have been on the road. She once called herself a
“fighter on call”, having lost or drawn a number of close decisions
in the backyards of several world champions.
Sanders stuck largely to her preflight plan with lots of movement
and lots of jabs, and on occasion showed a brief willingness to mix
it up, prompting chants of “Mary Jo” from her fans in the last two
July 29, 2005 - Warren, Michigan
Angela Simpson, 199.5, (now 3-0), Detroit, cruiserweights,
TKO1 1:36 seconds over Alexis Harrison, 197 1/4; Cheryl Muhammad,
(4-0), Detroit, light heavyweight, TKO1 1.59 seconds over Celeste Jackson,
(0-1); and Veronica Rucker, 158, (1-1-1, Cleveland, super
welterweight, TKO 1 over Elizabeth Kingsley, 154.
July 22, 2005 in Santa Ynez,
Crystal Morales, 128, won by four-round unanimous decision over Lisa
Martin, 128. Judges scores were all 39-37 for Crystal.
July 22, 2005 - Salto
Argentino, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Super Bantamweight Patricia Alejandra Quirico, 121¾, KO'd
Mayra Dos Santos, 122, in the fourth round of a scheduled six round
July 22, 2005 - El 2002,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bantamweight Tiffany Wilson,120, and Gina Abel, 111, fought to
a four round majority draw. Final judges scores were 39-37 (Abel), 38-38,
July 22, 2005 - Allstate
Lois Theobald, 141, won by TKO1 1:01 seconds, over Brandi
July 22, 2005 -
Northern Lights Casino, in Anacortes, Washington
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Seattle's Junior Middleweight Tricia Turton, 3-0-0 (2KO), scored
a TKO over Chris King of Greenwood, Colorado. King was making her pro debut,
and her lack of ring experience showed.
Though King was taller, she was unable to keep Turton from fighting inside.
Turton also threw effective combinations, and in the end, they are what took
the toll. The referee stopped the fight at 1:18 of the 2nd round when Turton
had King against the ropes, landing shots to the head and body, and King was
unable to stop them or even defend herself.
July 21, 2005 - Whiskey Tango's, Grain
Valley, Missouri, promoted by Danger-Fire Promotions
Flyweight Sandra Ortiz, 109, had a four-round majority draw with
Dawn Ramey, 112. Final judges scores were 39-37, 38-38, and 38-38.
July 21, 2005 -
Arco Arena, Sacramento, California
Heavyweight Martha Salazar stopped Marsha Valley
1:49 seconds of the
fourth round in a scheduled six
July 21, 2005 - Palace Indian Gaming Center, in Lemoore, California, on a
Fox Sports Net card
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of Las Vegas, retained her IBA World lightweight title and won the vacant
WBC Lightweight title when she stopped Jane Couch of the UK in the
sixth round. The card was promoted by Goossen Tutor. The fight was held
outdoor, and was 104 degrees! Rakoczy-Couch was the first fight on the card,
and WBAN's insider said that when the fight was stopped in the sixth--that
some people were upset and thought that the fight was stopped too soon.
July 21, 2005 - Miller Lite Fight Night at the Tank,
at the HP Pavilion, in
San Jose, California
118.5, of Gilroy, California, won a six-round unanimous decision over
,122, of Buffalo, New York.
Final judges scores 60-54, 59-54, & 59-54.
July 21, 2005 - The
Palladium, Denver, Colorado
Janae (Romero) Archuleta, 145, won a six-round unanimous decision
over Martha Deitchman, 146. Final judges scores were 59-52, 58-53,
July 19, 2005 - ESPN2 "Tuesday Night Fights", in
Lula, Mississippi, and promoted by Prize Fight Promotions
won by TKO in the seventh round when Monica Nunez
did not answer the bell in a slow action bout between the two.
The bout was in the super middleweight division, and scheduled for eight
July 16, 2005 - at the
Coushatta Casino and Resort, Kinder, Louisiana
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Audrey Vela, 118, won a
four-round unanimous decision over Maria Lucy Contreras, 115. Vela did not show
up for the weigh-in due to still being on the road. Contreras was there and
weighed-in at 115 lbs. J & P Photography covered this event.
July 16, 2005 in Florence,
Donna Biggers won by TKO1 over Jennifer Johnson, pro debut;
and in Greensboro, North Carolina.
July 16, 2005 - Greensboro,
Ijeoma Egbunine won by TKO1 over Annette Joyner, pro debut.
July 15, 2005 in Monte Gordo,
Eunice Miranda, pro debut, won by TKO3 over Isabel Almeida,
July 15, 2005 - Gund Arena,
in Cleveland, Ohio
Vonda Ward, 188, won the World Cruiserweight IBA belt when she
defeated Cassandra Geiggar, with a unanimous decision. Joe
Maxse of the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, said that the fight was nearly ended
late in the seventh round when a series a punches forced Geiggar to one
knee, and that she she got up after the 8-count from referee Jim Villers.
Maxse added, "but that's about all the good you could say for her
underwhelming effort." According to WBAN's insider, Geigger was
knocked down twice. Final judges scores were 100-88.
July 15, 2005 - Fort McDowell
Casino, Fountain Hills, Arizona, and promoted by Peter McKinn Boxing
Crystal Hickerson and Victoria Cisneros fought to a four-round
majority draw. Cisneros suffered a cut over her right eye. Final
Judges Scores were 39-37, 38-38, and 38-38. Handi Hernandez, pro debut,
of Chandler, Arizona, won by :24 seconds TKO2 over Susan Kocab;
Becky Garcia remains undefeated when she won by 1:12 seconds TKO1 over
easy foe for most, Patricia Stickler. Tommy Acosta of Fightnews said,
"Stickler was being pummeled unmercifully with combinations when referee Ray
Scott stopped the fight halfway into the round." Stickler needs to read
WBAN's ten reasons when not to take a fight.
July 13, 2005 - Majestic Star
Casino, Gary, Indiana
Promoted by F & F Berns Boxing
Amy Yuratovac, 143, won by 1:37, in the third round by TKO over
Ebony Teague, 152.
July 12, 2005 - ESPN2's Tuesday Night Fights, at the Playboy Mansion,
in Los Angeles, California
On the undercard and televised, Rita Valentini, 124.5, now, 6-3-0
(3KO), won a four-round unanimous decision over
Crystal Morales, 128.
now 0-1-1 (0KO). Final judges scores were 40-36, 39-37, and 39-37 for
July 10, 2005 - Ranchman’s
Bar, Calgary, AB, Canada
Lightweight Amy Johnson, won a four-round unanimous decision over
pro debuter Heather Black. Final judges scores were 40-36, 40-36, and
39-37. This four-rounder was reported to be for some
local title, labeled "Women Alberta Provincial Welterweight Title."
In a second women's match, Featherweight Amanda Carriere,
won a four-round bout by unanimous decision over Brenda Felter. Final
judges scores were 40-36 on all cards.
July 9, 2005 - “A Ring of
Their Own” - Georgetown, Guyana
In light heavyweight action Gwendolyn O'Neil scored an eight round
unanimous decision over Pamela London; In the Junior bantamweight
division, Shondell Alfred won a six-round unanimous decision over
Mirasol Miranda; The battle of the heavyweights, Veronica Blackman
won a four-round unanimous decision over Tina Hooks; Super
Middleweights Laura Ramsey won by second round TKO against Pauline
London; and Sharon Ward won by four-round unanimous decision over
July 9, 2005 - Life Sportpark
Herrenkrug, in Magdeburg, Germany
source: Ewan Whyte/Jon Fox Natascha Ragosina, now
7-0-0 (4KO), remained undefeated when she won by a 10-round unanimous
decision over Valerie Mahfood, now 19-9-1 (9KO). The two were
fighting for the WIBF super-middleweight (168 lb) continental title. Final
judges scores were 99-91, 100-90, and 100-90. The fight was televised by
DSF. Jon Fox, of Europe wrote to WBAN, “Natascha Ragosina has just
performed a virtual shutout on Valerie Mahfood. I thought that this was
going to be one helluva scrap - but it wasn't. In truth, I realised shortly
into the fight that it was only ever going to be a helluva scrap if Mahfood
turned it into a war. But she elected not to. As a result she just looked
pedestrian and ponderous. For her part, Ragosina was content to keep her
opponent on the end of her cultured (but non-lethal) jab. From time to time
she woke us from our slumbers with impressive combinations. But these only
served to demonstrate that the Russian could have achieved a stoppage at any
time she had chosen to exert herself. Unfortunately, she chose not to.”
Also Ina Menzer won by TKO2
July 9, 2005 - Le Cannet, France
report by Ewan Whyte
Myriam Lamare, retained her title in the south of France last
night when she stopped 19-year-old Iva Weston of Trinidad in the third
round. Weston had begun well enough, using her reach and a snapping left jab
to keep Lamare at bay, but the fight began to slip away from her the moment
she threw the right.
Full Report with
July 9, 2005 - Magdalena,
Angie Rocha and Paquita Cardona, pro debut, fought to a
July 9, 2005 -Nairobi, Kenya
Everlyne Odero won a four-round unanimous decision over Monique
July 8, 2005, Hampton Beach
Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
scored a six round shutout against Belinda Laracuente. All three
judges scored the bout 60-54. With the victory Fiorentino improves to (12-1,
6KO's) while Laracuente falls to (21-10, 6KO's). (©Copyrighted
Photographs and story by Peter Mark Heintzelman)
July 8, 2005 in Radisson
Hotel, Morgantown, West Virginia
Angel McNamara, 135, won by a six-round split decision over
Terry Blair, 135 3/4.
July 8, 2005 in Merrillville,
Mary McGee, 142, stopped Wisconsin's Willicia Moorehead,
137, 1:37 seconds by TKO in the third round. Moorehead is now 2-17-0.
July 8, 2005- Harrah’s
Casino, Kansas City, Missouri
Sharon Gaines, 121, TKO'd Amanda Hilton, 120, 1:26 seconds of the
first round, in a scheduled four-round bout.
July 2, 2005 - Reno, Nevada
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Elena "Baby Doll" Reid, 111.5, won a
six-round unanimous decision over
Stephanie "All Action" Dobbs,111. WBAN was told that the
fight was very good. In the first round, Reid knocked Dobbs to the
Final judges scores were 60-51, 60-51, and 60-53.
July 2, 2005 - Hamburg, Germany, on a Universum Box Promotion
Susianna Kentikian, 108, made a short night of when she
stopped Simona Pencakova, 1:14 seconds of the second round by
TKO. In a second woman’s bout, Julia Sahin, defeated
Oksana Romanova, 110 ¼, with an eight round unanimous decision.
Final judges scores were 79-73, 79-73, and 77-75.
July 1, 2005 -
New Orleans Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas,
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Melinda Cooper, 120, now 16-0-0, of Las Vegas, won a
four-round unanimous decision over Mexico's Lina Ramirez,
124. This is the third time the two have fought with their last
bout that took place on May 13, 2005, at the Plaza Hotel. Their
first fight in May of 2004, ended in an early stoppage of Ramirez.
Cooper was originally supposed to fight Susana Morales, but Morales
had just fought on June 24th , and was stopped in that
bout. Looks like it is time to move on to other prey in the sport,
now that Ramirez is 0-3-0 to Cooper alone. Final judges scores were
all 40-36. ©Copyrighted
photos by Rick Pineda.
July 1, 2005 in Barranquilla, Columbia
Darys Pardo won by KO2 over Yidis Meza.