(APR 28) Yes, folks...you will need to endure again....as the Circus act
will soon be returning to town this year...
According to Team Wolfe, Ann "Brown Sugar" Wolfe will be taking on a male in
the boxing ring. Just this week Team Wolfe has sent WBAN two
press releases about updates on Ann that include details of Ann getting
ready to step into the ring with a male boxer.
Team Wolfe said in their first release (Posted on WBAN-April
26) earlier this week, and sent
to WBAN on about April 23, 2005, said the following: "In the meantime,
many boxing fans are probably wondering if Wolfe is still planning to fight
a man. The answer is "Yes". The fight will be moved to either late Summer or
early Fall. According to the promoter PPV has already been locked in, so now
it is just a matter of finding the right venue. The Wolfe camp continues to
receive positive feedback about the fight, and appreciates the support.
Wolfe, who was recently featured on ESPN2's Timeless, said that she is
looking forward to fighting a man who has equal skill to her own."
In today's press release they sent, two days later after WBAN
published the first press release, Team Wolfe gives us a double dose, by
stating, "The 7-time World Champion, who is expected to fight a man in
late Summer or early Fall......"
Both Press Release)
I guess they figured that maybe boxing fans had already forgotten that they
read this two days ago on WBAN, and just HAD to mention it AGAIN----ah....Let's
make sure that boxing fans get this upcoming Barnum and Bailey match shoved
down their throats...
Well, they must have resources that WBAN must not know about this "positive"
feedback from boxing fans---because WBAN has yet to receive ONE positive
email and/or interest expressed to us about Ann Wolfe fighting a male.
WBAN is going to go on record on this
issue----We honestly have "zero" interest in this mixed match. And would
like to personally say, "Who in the world cares?"
It truly saddens me to see a wonderful and respected boxer as Ann Wolfe have
to stoop to this level, to financially make it in this sport.
WBAN feels no ill will against Wolfe, and we understand that she needs to do
what she needs to do. I know she needs to pay the rent, and take care of her
two children, and on a personal level, I understand completely. I
raised three children, going to college at night, working during the day,
and most of my life working two jobs to make ends meet.
Women boxers are hard working athletics, trying to gain the respectability
to earn good purses, and to have the same opportunities as male boxers who
are also the best.
But Folks....This is NOT the
Ann Wolfe fought on this card in 1999
Mixed matches have been going on for a VERY LONG time, infact Ann Wolfe was
on a card in October of 1999, when she fought Dakota Stone in Seattle,
Washington, and the main event ON THAT CARD was between female boxer
Margaret McGregor vs. male boxer Loi Chow, a mixed match that was
supposedly a "FIRST" sanctioned match and was eventually REDUCED to an
AND How could it NOT be an
exhibition?---where do you rank a man-woman bout when one wins?
In the women's ranking system, in the Men's? Do they fight two minute rounds
like the women, or three minute rounds like the males. Does the male
have to wear a breast protector, or does the female NOT wear one because she
fights a male?
So before we begin to get ALL the hype that this is a REAL boxing Match with
a REAL male Boxer, and A REAL female boxer, let me give you some FIRSTS that
have already taken place between women and men.
NOT THE FIRST...Probably NOT
the last....Check these out!
|(1999)Christy Foster lands a punch
to the face of Chris Byman in her split-decision victory at the
Devil Duke-Out 1 at Fort Riley's Craig Fitness Center on Thursday
evening. ©Kansas City
||Sunshine Fettkether gives a
guy a fighting lesson in a bar.
||Lucia Rijker gets KO'd by male
||JoAnn Haegen (Jo-ann Verhaegen) defeats Norm Jones in a
boxing match four-round bout - 1952
|This female fighter takes a beating
from a male fighter - 1970's
||Jackie Tonawanda Stopped this
kickboxer, boxing him in 1975 at Madison Square Garden - New York
|Yep, even in Japan, they have had
some mixed matches - 1970's...
|Even in 1916, there were those
historical moment's of male-female encounters recorded in
|EVERY THING is a first...The first
this, the first that.....
|Marion Bermudez stops male boxer in
the first round in a sanctions Golden Gloves tournament in 1973
In her second match in this tournament, she was stopped.
|Marion Bermudez fighting another
male in the 1970's....
|Jolene Blackshear against a male
|Yvonne Chavez vs. Parra...
|Margaret McGregor fights Loi Chow in
the supposed "History First" sanctioned boxing match, even though
Chow fought by "Women's rules" in bout, when they went two -minute