|Behind the Scenes
With TL Fox at the All-Women's Card in Laughlin - Part I!
Photos and Story by Sue TL Fox
On October 8, 2005, at the Harrah’s in
Laughlin, Nevada, there was another fantastic card put on by Rock and
Sock Productions, with “A Ring of their Own” Boxing card. I
generally do not cover the events myself, but rely on other
photographers and writers to provide ringside coverage of the boxing
events. I did decide to cover the Laughlin event, and was not
I set out for Laughlin, via Las Vegas, a day
before the weigh-in, and arrived in Laughlin, at about the time, the
weigh-in had begun. After hurriedly getting our bags in the room, we
rushed down to the Fiesta Showroom, to attend the weigh-in. (See Photo
Gallery # of the venue and outside area surrounding the Harrahs)
Photo by Rick Noble (Asa Sandell (L) -
Laura Ramsey (R)
Weigh-in Photo Gallery #292
Upon our arrival at the
weigh-in, Jackie Kallen, Bonnie Canino, promoters
Arnie Rosenthal and Ken Weiss, Amy Green, matchmaker Wanda Bruce,
and the boxers and their teams were present. I was
pleasantly surprised to get to meet John Hill, a longtime WBAN
reader who was also at the weigh-in.
The following day, I got to the event
early, and met up with some of the fighters in the dressing room area,
that was located in the Fiesta Showroom, at the Harrah's. Elena
“Baby Doll” Reid and her mother (who looks more like a sister) came
into the area, and it was the perfect opportunity to talk with her and
to have her sign some autographs
for the WBAN Free Give-away contest.
Kevin Reid, Elena Reid, and Chris (Trainer)
Photo Gallery- before the
(Other behind the scene photos)
Reid told me that she was
definitely set to fight Regina Halmich on December 3, 2005, in
Germany. She was looking forward to the rematch. I asked if Reid and
Moreno were going to wear headgears for the exhibition match that they
were going to do that night, and she said that they were, and the
exhibition would go four rounds.
I also saw Bonnie Canino, as she was in
the process of getting Laura Ramsey’s hands wrapped, and she allowed me
to get some photos of both her and Ramsey. Ramsey sat quietly in her
dressing room, and I did not talk with her very much before the fight.
Yvonne Caples in Dressing Room with Trainer
I then noticed Yvonne Caples walk
in with her team, and after she settled in her dressing room, I was able
to get some photos and video footage, as she was being wrapped up for
the night’s main event with Wendy Rodriguez. Caples was in good
spirits and this would be the third fight that I would see her fight in
Garside signs autographs on photos for WBAN
Just about that time, Jeannine Garside
of Windsor, Canada, walked in with her trainer/manager Josh Canty.
She also signed some photos for boxing fans, and I took a lot of photos
and video of her before she went to her dressing room.
As I spoke to Garside and Canty, I
noticed that Shadina
warming up on the stage of the Fiesta Showroom where there were
more dressing rooms. After getting the okay from the trainer, I took
some quick video clips
of her hitting the pads.
I then met up with Carina Moreno
and her trainer/manager Rick Noble. They talked about her upcoming
WBC World title fight that will take place in Thailand.
After spending about an hour in the dressing room area, we headed to the
outdoor Amphitheatre, where the boxing event was to take place. I also
met up with new boxer Demi Nguyen, who will be
making her pro debut this month.
Boxer Dawn Reynolds with her baby at the fights
Also, ringside was pro boxer Dawn
Reynolds, that told WBAN she is working hard in the gym and will be
preparing to fight in the near future (photos). I also met up with
former amateur boxer Krysti Rosario, who was commentating on the card.
Jo Jo Wyman’s mom was at the fights, and I grabbed some photos of her.
She is an avid boxing fan of the sport.
PART II - THE