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JANUARY 2008

January 31, 2008 - Utopia Paradise Theater, Bronx, New York - Report by Bernie McCoy  Additional report
Ronica Jeffreys vs. Karen Dulin
Employing early round, ring-wide, movement and late round, pinpoint punching, Alicia "Slick" Ashley, 121, lived up to her nickname with a smooth eight round decision over a game Brooke Dierdorff, 120, Thursday night at the Utopia Paradise Theater in the Bronx, NY. The win gave Ashley the NABF super bantamweight crown, a title that had been vacant. With the win, the veteran Ashley improves her record to 14-7-1, while Dierdorff drops to 4-2-1. The scorecards read, 79-73, 78-74, 80-72.   In the curtain raiser of the seven bout card, presented by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing, Ronica Jeffrey, 122, former NY Daily News Golden Gloves champ, made her highly anticipated professional debut a successful one with a unanimous four round win over co-debuter Karen Dulin, 122. The scores were 40-36 from all three judges.

January 26, 2008 - Ginasio Braga Mate, Barracao, Brazil
Super bantamweight Adriana Zanella won a four-round unanimous decision over Carina De Souza.

January 26, 2008 - Chubut Argentina
Junior flyweight Yesica Bopp, won her second pro bout, when she stopped Verena Crespo by TKO in the second round. The fight was scheduled for six rounds.
Logged in Master Search

January 26, 2008 - Berlin, Germany
Junior welterweight Cecilia Braekhus, remain undefeated when she stopped Wanda Pena Ozuna of the Dominican Republic, in the 1:47 seconds of the fourth round of a scheduled four rounder on the undercard.
Logged in Master Search

January 26, 2008 - the Venetian, in Macao, China
Middleweight Wang Ya Nan, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Janaya Davis.  The two were fighting for the WIBA and vacant WBC middleweight title. 
Logged in Master Search

January 26, 2008 - Mansfield MA
Melissa Fiorentino won by a technical decision in the sixth round over Ela Nunez. The two were fighting for the IWBF Jr. lightweight title.  
Logged in Master Search

January 26, 2008 in Tunica, Mississippi
Nicole Woods
won by UD4 over Cassandra Lindsey

January 25 - Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Connecticut
Adelita Irizarry, 142, of Hartford, Connecticut, won a four-round unanimous decision over Tanya Gallegos, 143, Denver, Colorado. Final judges scores were 40-36 on all cards. Logged in Master Search

January 25, 2008 in Santa Fe, Argentina
Anabel Amarillo
and Maria Eugenia Lopez fought to a four-round draw.

January 25, 2008 - in Denver, Colorado
Middleweight Ellsha Cleffman, 155,  won by KO1(1:37 seconds) over Veronica Mahling, 157.

January 23, 2008 - Miami, Florida
Super bantamweight Stacey Reile, 123,  remains undefeated with a 8-0-0 record,  when she won a six-round una.dec. over Maribel Santana, 123. Final judges scores were 60-54,  60-54, and 59-55
Logged in Master Search

January 19, 2008 - Silver Wings Skating Rink, El Campo, Texas
Lightweight Crystal Delgado, 124.5,  of Houston,  kept her undefeated record of now 4-0, when she won a four-round unanimous decision over Lisa Lamb, 126.5. Final judges scores was 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37.

January 19, 2008 - Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario, Canada
Natalie "Too Bad" Brown,
138.5,  defeated Kelli Cofer, 136.5, (contract weight was 140 lbs.)  by a four-round unanimous decision. In the first round, Brown dropped Cofer with a huge right hand. In the second round,  Cofer made a visit to the canvas again courtesy of another right hand across the top. Cofer held for the majority, and in rounds 2 and 3, Brown had gone for the KO. Final judges scores 40-34,
40-34, and 39-35.  Another report on the net by David Staba of the
Niagara Falls Reporter  said, "Midway through the first round, Natalie Brown of Missassauga landed a right hand to the head of Kelli Cofer of Willard that landed with such force that both women wound up on the canvas.  Cofer got up, but was knocked down again in the second. To her credit, she lasted the full four rounds against Brown (5-0, 4 KOs), but lost a one-sided decision to fall to 13-7-4, 4 KOs)."

January 19, 2008 - Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, WA
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Featherweight Merced Nunez, 125, won a close four-round split decision over Hondi Hernandez, 125.  Full Story by Mike Blair

January 18, 2008 in North Kansas City, Missouri
Claudia Obrien
won by TKO1 over Shanday Lovings.

January 18, 2008- Palais des Sports de Gerland, Lyon, Rhône, France
Flyweight Audrey Garcia, won a four-round unanimous decision over Marta Chojnoska.

January 19, 2008 in Punta del Este, Uruguay
Chris Namus
won by UD4 over Juliana De Aquiar.

January 15, 2008 -Gilda-Max Fitness Centre and Box Gym, in Budapest, Hungary Photo Gallery #463
Zsofia Bedö
(112.75lbs) of Budapest, Hungary, lost by majority decision from pro debuter Fadia Idrissi (112lbs) of Denmark. This bout very spectacular, close and action-packed from begin to end four rounds.  Originally a Majority Draw was announced, but afterwards Idrissi's coach protested at the Hungarian supervisor who changed the official result ten minutes later, when he determined that there was an error on one of the scorecards. Judges scoring: Béla Florián (40-37 Idrissi), Miklós Döry (39-38 Idrissi), Zoltan Enyedi (38-38 Draw)

January 12, 2008 - Oelde, Germany
Elina Tissen
of Germany TKO'd Daniela Hechter in the first round.

January 12, 2008 – Curiba, Parana, Brazil
Super bantamweight  Roselette Dos Santos of Brazil
who TKO'd Nunez Anchorena in Curitiba, Brazil.

January 11, 2008 in Welkom, Free State, South Africa
Sandra Alemida
won a four-round decision over Fransieka Mbang; Unathi Myekeni won a four-round decision over Patience Master; Nonni Tenge won by TKO1 over Monalisa Sibanda; Emily Kabwado won by TKO1 over Bomkazi Klaas.


January 11, 2008 - Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
Full Story by Lori Steinhorst
Layla McCarter, 133, of Las Vegas,  won a six-round unanimous decision over Cindy Serrano, 133.5, of New York.
Logged in Master Search

January 11, 2008 - Isleta Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, New Mexico   Full Story by Andy Riviera
Welterweight Holly Holm, 145˝, won by a seventh round TKO(1:40 seconds) over  Miriam Brakache, 145ľ. 
Team Brakache talks about fight. Also,Jodi Esquibel had a controversial majority draw with Ava Knight in a four-rounder. Team Knight talks about this fight Logged in Master Search

January 11, 2008 - Viking Hotel & Conference Center in St. Louis, Missouri Photo Gallery #462
While Sharon Gaines (right) was continually on the attack, Hollie "Hotstuff" Dunaway patiently picked her shots and was able to grab a 10 round unanimous decision on Friday evening to grab the NABF Flyweight Title during the Mobil on the Run Fight Night.  Logged in Master Search

January 10, 2008   - Mantra Resort, Spa & Casino, Punta del Este, Uruguay  Full Story by Ewan Whyte
Junior welterweight Guillermina Fernandez won a four-round majority decision over Maria Eugenia Lopez.
Logged in Master Search

January 5, 2008 - Polideportivo Municipal, Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires, Argentina

If eyebrows were raised last month when Argentinian boxing journalists awarded three time Pan-American champion Yésica Bopp their "Firpo de Oro" as the outstanding boxer of the year – the first time a woman (and an amateur at that!) had won the award – now might be a good time to lower them.  On Saturday evening, making her professional debut in the Polideportivo Municipal, Villa Gesell, Bopp failed to disappoint, demolishing the taller and heavier Valeria Soledad Macedo of Uruguay in less than three rounds. 

"Yésica was brilliant," reads the commentary on the Argentinian Boxing Federation site, "majestically sweeping the valiant Uruguayan, who had the advantage in height and reach,  from the ring. It was a demonstration of precise, swift and skilful boxing in which Bopp bested her opponent in all areas, confounding her constantly with the variety of her punches, under the accumulated weight of which Soledad Macedo's defences ultimately collapsed." She had already been down in the first and taken a second count earlier in the third, when Bopp trapped her again against the ropes. The Uruguayan tried desperately to cover up from the ensuing hail of blows, but the onslaught penetrated, and Cesáreo Morales, refereeing, had no option but to stop the fight. "She was at Bopp's mercy," comments the same writer. "Virtually defenceless." It was the 25-year-old's first defeat in three outings. If Bopp, described once by Argentinian team coach Héctor Morales as "the best amateur ever ", continues as she has begun, the precious, unbeaten records of many more Macedos will be china in her hands. With her sharp, stabbing lefts; long, accurate rights; and the "interesting", deft footwork that left the Uruguayan flailing vainly in response, she emerged completely unscathed from Saturday night's encounter and ready apparently to fight again in Punta del Este (Uruguay) on the 4th. "The secret is timing," says Eduardo Bejuk of Olé; "It's perhaps the most valuable attribute a boxer can possess. Omar Narváez is a master in this respect:  you discover your opponent's weakness, develop a rhythm, and time takes care of the rest."  One metre seventy five tall and 23 years old, the girl from Wilde (Buenos Aires) has blond hair, a light tan, the demeanour (we read) "of a law student" and "features more refined than those of her colleagues." "Yésica Bopp knocks 'em dead with her fists and her beauty," was DERF's take on it. Perhaps. But I fancy it's her fists Soledad Macedo will be remembering.  Report by Ewan Whyte

 

January 1, 2008 - Auditorio Centenario, Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico
Featherweight Jazmin Rivas, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Alicia Reyes.

 
     
     

 

 

 

 

     
     
     
     

 

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