July 31, 2008 - Frontier Field,
Rochester, New York In the main event, Ela "Bam Bam" Nunez, 121½, won the
IWBF jr. featherweight world championship with a ten round unanimous
decision over Dominga Oliva, 122. Scores were 100-90, 98-94,
July 31, 2008 - Schuetzen Park, in
North Bergen, New Jersey Ava “Lady of Boxing” Knight, 117, of Chico, California,
remains undefeated at 4-0-2 (2KO), when she stopped Canadian
Noriko Kariya, 119, by KO [20 seconds] in the fifth round of a
Mike In reported
the following: "The show began with local favorite Noriko Kariya
battling it out with nineteen year-old Californian Ava Knight, in a
rare female bout. Trailing on the scorecards after four rounds of
the scheduled six rounder, Kariya was boxing well but absorbing
several clean power shots from the taller, well-skilled fighter.
Early in round five Knight crushed Kariya with a huge right hand,
sending the stunned Canadian-born bantamweight crumbling backwards
onto the seat of her
pants. Momentarily debilitated and obviously hurt, the gutsy Kariya
valiantly tried to get to her feet but could not, getting co
unted out by referee Sparkle Lee at the 20 second mark of the
fateful fifth round. A tremendous showing by Knight, who stays
unbeaten at 4-0-2 (3 KO’s) with the knockout victory, while the
likable Kariya now stands at 9-3-1 (2 KO’s)." [Logged into
July 30, 2008 – Yoyogi First Gym, Tokyo,
5’7” Lightweight Chika Mizutani, 133½, of Tokyo, Japan, TKO’d
Nongmay Looksaikongdin, 128¼, of Thailand, in the second
round of a six round bout; 5’3” flyweight Mika Oda, 111½,
KO’d Petchsairung JBAC Gym, 107, in the first round of a
scheduled four rounder.
July 26, 2008 - Casino
Cinema, Nairobi, Kenya Featherweight Rukia Nasarite, fought to a four-round draw
with Evalyne Adero, pro debuter.
July 26, 2008 - Laubach, Germany El-Halabi vs.
In front of 5,000 noisy fans, local girl Rola El-Halabi,
133½, retained her WIBF European lightweight title against
Marina Kohlgruber, 131¼, when all three judges scored the
bout 100:90 in her favour. According to El-Halabi’s web site, the
champion dominated throughout and had Kohlgruber in trouble on three
occasions but was unable to put her away. Final judges scores were
90-100 on all.
July 25, 2008 - Arena Adolfo López Mateos,
Strawweight Ana Fabiola Arrazola, 103, TKO’d Cristina
Serrano, 104, in the fourth round of an eight round bout.
Also, featherweight Jessica Villafranca, 126, won a
four-round unanimous decision over Rosa Alvarez, 124. [Logged
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July 25, 2008 -
Pre-Saint-Didier, Aosta, Valle d'Aosta, Italy
Flyweight Loredana Piazza won a four-round bout by points
July 25, 2008 - Novalja,
Welterweight Ivana Bilman, TKO’d [2:00] Anna Maria Gavaida,
in the third round of a four round bout.
July 25, 2008 – Centro de
Boxe, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
Featherweight Jennifer Goncalves Maia won an eight-round bout
by points over Juliana De Aguiar. This bout was for some
local title [Parana State Featherweight Title].
July 23, 2008-
Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, in Cabazon, California
Bantamweight Kaliesha West, of Moreno Valley, California,
stopped last minute opponent Elizabeth Cervantes, of
Lakeside, California, by TKO in the first 55 seconds of the first
round. This was a rematch for West and Cervantes with the
first fight ending in a win for West by a four-round unanimous
decision. West was originally scheduled to fight Cynthia Talmadge
from San Francisco, California, and according to a press release,
they stated that she did not pass the eye exam. Cervantes is now
2-9. West remains undefeated at 10-0-0 (2KO).
July 20, 2008 - Bulldog Open Air Arena,
Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
super flyweight Hagar Shmoulefeld [Finer], 116¾, won a
four-rounder by points over Fleis Diendji, 116¾; middleweight
Pia Porter, 158¾, had a four-round draw with Jaqueline
Fuchs, 158¾, of Zurich, Switzerland; and super bantamweight
Bettina Völker, 121¼, KO’d Eva Voranerger, in the first
round of a four round bout.
July 20, 2008 - Gwanakgu Hall, Seoul, South
2008-07-20 105 Dan-Bi Kim 4-0-0
Dan-Bi Kim, 103¾, KO'd [1:36] Pranee Maneesing in the
third round of a 10-round bout; also, Ji-Yun Kim, 128½, KO'd
[1:49] Wasinee Soysuvan, 129¾.
July 19, 2008 – WAB Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya Featherweight Jane Kavulani KO”d Nantongo Mulinde
in the sixth round of a scheduled six round bout. Also,
featherweight Christine Auma, won a four-rounder by points
over Benedetta Kaloki.
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July 19, 2008 - Palacio Penarol, Montevideo,
Uruguay Link to fight
Junior welterweight Chris “Bombon Asesino” Namus, 139¾, KO’d
Perla “La Potranquita” Hernandez, 135¼, of Torreon, Mexico,
won a youth title with the WIBA, in an eight rounder.
July 19, 2008 - Leichardt Parish Hall,
Queensland, Australia Super featherweight Katrina Ripley, 128½, won a
six-round unanimous decision over Nicole Sykes, 123½.
The two were fighting for some local title (vacant Queensland
State Super Featherweight title). Final judges scores were 58-56,
58-56, and 59-56. It was reported that this was a pro debut for
both (why they would be fighting for any title, even a local title
July 18, 2008 -Civitanova Marche, in Marche,
Flyweight Simona Galassi, 111, won a 10-round unanimous
decision over Eileen Olszewski, 111½, of New York, for the
WBC Flyweight title. Final judges’ scores were 99-91, 99-91, and
2008-Reliant Arena, in Houston, Texas
In a women’s bout on the card, middleweight Christy Martin
and Valerie Mahfood, of Beaumont, Texas, fought to an eight
round draw. According to the Houston Chronicle, Martin, of Orlando,
Florida, displayed her boxing technique from the opening bell,
connecting with combinations, that caused Mahfood to stumble. “Boos
engulfed the arena at the end of the fight”, the Houston Chronicle
reported. Martin said in a post fight interview that she felt that
she won every round, and that she had landed the bigger shots.
July 17, 2008 - Roots
Magic Club, in Distrito Federal, MX Flyweight Mariana Juarez,
110¼, won by TKO over Sandra Hernandez, 110¼, in the 10th
round. The two were fighting for a Mexican Women’s Flyweight title.
July 16, 2008 - Provincal Court Ground,
Super Flyweight Usanakorn
Kokietgym, of Thailand, KO'd Zia Jua in the sixth round
of an eight round bout. This was reported to be for a vacant PABA
title. [Idiotic to say the least.] Kokietgym is now 1-0-0 (1KO), and
Jua is 0-1-0.
July 13, 2008 - Goyang City, Gyeonggido,
Junior flyweight, Naomi Togashi, 106½, of Tokyo, Japan,won a
10-round unanimous decision against Jin Kim, 107, of
South Korea for the vacant interim WBC Female junior flyweight
title. Judges scores were 94-97, 92-99, and 94-96. Also, in
another women's bout, flyweight Il Lim Jun, 111, won an
eight-round unanimous decision over Bo Young Kim, 111¼.
Jun won the vacant PABA Women's flyweight title. Final judges scores
were 79-74, 80-74, and 79-73.
July 12, 2008 -
Jevanjee Gardens in the Central Business District of Nairobi, Kenya
Charity Mukami had a draw against Patroda
Report by Edward Sande: Barely 24 hours after another
Kenyan Conjestina Achieng was perceived to have lost unfairly in a
contest against Natasha Ragosina, womens' boxing's ugly side reared
its head again in a non-title fight in Nairobi Kenya. [In
Sande's opinion], everybody at the Jevanjee Gardens agreed that
Middleweight Charity "Scary" Mukami won a shutout victory
against fellow Kenyan Patroda Lihavi. The Kenya Professional
Boxing Commission (KPBC) however had other ideas and scored the
fight a draw. Promoter Atomic Bunde did not mince his words. "It's a
disgrace, the decision is a clear affront to all boxing fans who
attended the event and more so for Mukami". Bunde added, "We
will launch a formal complaint on the issue though I know that the
decision will stand." Mukami was clearly in charge, stepping back at
the right time, and landing clear crisp jabs on Lihavi. The crowd
was shocked when KPBC Secretary General announced decision as a
draw. One or two hooks that Lihavi landed on Mukami were
certainly not enough to earn her a draw. Mukami's record is now 2
wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, while Lihavi registered her best 'result'
adding a draw to her 0-3 record.
July 12, 2008 - Color Line Arena, Altona,
Middleweight S'Kati Katz, of Austin, Texas, won a four-round
bout by points over Daria Albers.
July 12, 2008 - Ferndale, Washington
Report/Photos by Mike Blair [Photo
Gallery #486, Flash Photo Slideshow #88]
Two Canadian featherweights faced each other over four rounds
Saturday night at the Silver Reef Casino and Resort in Ferndale,
Washington. Wendy Roy (0-4) fought for the first time in the
United States, facing Sarah Pucek (1-0) who made her pro
debut in Tacoma a while back. Pucek worked her way through the
amateur ranks before turning pro; Roy had no amateur career,
choosing instead to throw herself in to the professional mix two
years ago. Full
July 11, 2008 -
Club Defensores de Villa Lujan, in Tucuman, Argentina
After nearly one year of inactivity junior featherweight
Alejandra Oliveras returned to the ring and won an eight-round
unanimous decision over Carmen Montiel. According to the MDZ
Online, they reported that Oliveras was none too impressive on her
return to the ring. They stated that Montiel dominated various
phases of the fight and had her down in the 4th. At the end,
Oliveras asked for the microphone and tried to explain that despite
the knockdown she was superior to Montiel but was unable to make
herself heard above the booing and whistling.
July 11, 2008 - Faehrhafen, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany
Natascha Ragosina won by a 10-round unanimous decision against
Conjestina Achieng. The two fought for the
WIBA, WIBF, WBC, WBA world titles. Ewan Whyte wrote: She came
dressed as Supergirl but it would be a lie to say Natascha Ragosina
fought like a girl. She didn’t fight at all. She ‘boxed’ (we are
told), which meant trying to keep the challenger at arm’s length
(further still, if possible) for twenty short minutes while the
clock ran down. She didn’t even make a very good job of that, it has
to be said; Achieng cornered her on quite a few occasions with
surprising ease, and when she did, she landed some quite good
punches. Ragosina neither landed nor even threw anything all night
that would have smudged your granny’s make-up, yet according to the
promoter, Ulf Steinforth, the decision (97-93, 96-94, 97-93) in her
favour was correct. What we saw tonight, he told us, was “a class
boxer against a fighter”. This ‘fighter/boxer’ dichotomy will be the
death of boxing. Sport is about two people or two teams attempting
to do the same thing, with each trying to do it better than the
other. If they in fact have different objectives, then separate
sports are needed to accommodate them. Otherwise it becomes not only
farcical but unfair. Full StoryIn a second women's bout featherweight Esther Schouten
TKO'd [1:14] Damaris Muthoni in the fourth round of a six
July 11, 2008 - Knox Netball Centre,
Ferntree Gully (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia Super bantamweight Susie Ramadan, 117, of Victoria,
Australia, won an eight-round unanimous decision over Edith Smith,
120, of Queensland, Australia. On all scorecards 80-72.
July 11, 2008 - Paitone, Brescia, Lombardia,
Flyweight Valeria Imbrogno won a six-round by points over
July 11, 2008 -National Guard Armory, Philadelphia Heavyweight Tanzee Daniel, 212, won a four-round split
decision over Tiffany Woodard, 212. Final judges scores
were 39-37, 37-39, and 39-37.
July 10, 2008 - The Palladium, Denver,
Super bantamweight Brittany Cruz TKO’d Jennifer Finn,
pro debut, in the first round of a four round bout.
July 9, 2008 - Grand Plaza Hotel, in
[Photo Gallery #485]
Local boxer Crystal Delgado, 130¼, remained undefeated when
she defeated Tammy Franks with a four-round unanimous
decision. All judges scores were 39-37.
July 8, 2008 - Omnoi Municipality’s
Gymnasium, Samut Sakhon, Thailand Strawweight Winyu Paradorn Gym won a six-round unanimous
decision over Paetonglek Jindamanee, of Thailand.
July 7, 2008 - Juan Convention Wedding Hall,
Incheon, South Korea Junior Featherweight Ji Ae Jang,
121½, of South Korea, won an eight round unanimous decision over
Hee Jung Yuh, 121, of South Korea. The final judges scores
77-75, 78-77, and 77-75. The two were fighting for a vacant Korean
Jr featherweight belt.
July 5, 2008 - Club Afrique, Nairobi, Kenya
Featherweight Rukia Nasarite, won a four-round split decision
over Jane Kavulani. Final judges scores were 39-38, 40-38,
July 5, 2008 - Gimnasio de La Sabana, San
Jose, Costa Rica
Junior middleweight Hanna Gabriel, 155, won a four-round
unanimous decision over Cristy Nickel, 154. Final judges
scores were 36-40, 37 ½ -38 ½ , 36 ½ -40.
July 5, 2008, Club Cochicó,
in Victorica, La Pampa, Argentina junior welterweight,
Monica Acosta, 140, won a four-round
unanimous decision over
Guillermina Fernandez, 138¾.
July 5, 2008 -Pedro Julio Nolasco Coliseo,
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Super bantamweight Maribel Santana won a four rounder by
points over Carolina Martinez.
July 5, 2008 Barrio El Carmen, Barranquilla,
Featherweight Monica Siris KO’d Shirley Gutierrez in
the second round of a scheduled four round bout.
July 5, 2008 - Nairobi, Kenya
Featherweight Judy Waguthii, 125¾, won a six-round unanimous
decision over Consolata Awuor, 126.
July 5, 2008 -Cliff Anderson Sports Hall,
Hheavyweight Pamela London won an eight-round majority
decision over Veronica Blackman. The two fought for
some local Guyanese Women's Heavyweight Title. Also, heavyweight
Andrea Duncan, 204, won a four-round split decision over
Shelly Gibson, 266.
July 5, 2008 - Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, in Las
On the undercard featured a women's bout. [Photo
Gallery #484, Flash Photo Slideshow #87]
Johanna Mendez, now 3-0-1 (1KO), 119 lbs., who fights out of
Houston, Texas, was four inches shorter than her opponent, Ana
"The Hurricane" Julaton, 4-0-1 (1KO), 121 lbs. Mendez tagged
taller opponent with uppercuts...Full
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July 3, 2008 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Junior featherweight Marcela Acuña, 120¼, won a 10-round
unanimous decision over Danielle Bouchard, 120½. The two
fought for the WBA Jr Featherweight title. Also, flyweight Yesica
Bopp won a six-round unanimous decision over Adriana Herrera.
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July 2, 2008 - Trotyl Bar and Lounge,
Junior Flyweight Marylin "La Cachorrita" Hernandez, of the
Dominican Republic, TKO'd Grecia Nova, of San Juan, Dominican
Republic, in the third round of a scheduled six round bout.
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July 2, 2008 - Centro de Convenciones Atlapa,
Panama City, Panama
Super bantamweight Ogleidis Suarez, 122, won a six-round
unanimous decision over Diana Ayala, 122. In another women’s
match, featherweight Alya Sanchez, 126, TKO’d [1:24 seconds]
Yesica Perez, 128, in the second round of a four round bout.