(JULY 6) Last night at the City
Auditorium, in Colorado Springs, and televised on ESPN2, there
was a questionable rematch of a women’s boxing bout on that card
between Unity Young, 98 ¼, and Chantel Cordova, 102
Cordova, with a former solid amateur
background, beginning her boxing career in 1996, has now moved her
pro boxing record up another notch when she defeated Young by a
first round TKO---again. Cordova TKO'd Young in the first round in
their first bout. Cordova is currently 4-0-0 (3KO), with other
wins over Gina Abel and Camela Parker.
According to one observer, Young was an
absolute no-hoper, and the bout was excruciating to watch.
So what were some of the HOT comments
made to WBAN and on the net about this fight and the card?
Given Cordova's background and the fact that she had "fought"
Unity Young before, it was disgraceful that this "bout" was allowed
to go forward on the card. It served no purpose at all other than to
give Cordova a meaningless "win" while taking valuable air time on
Who can we blame? Do you blame the fighters or the promoters? Can
you blame ESPN? It was a disgusting show! (excerpt)
I was embarrassed for Unity (Young) and then when Teddy (Atlas) said
that’s why people won’t watch women’s boxing, that so true cause
they don’t put the real female boxers that hit in the gym and can
really do their thing in the spotlight and I know Colorado has some
ladies that could of put on a better show then that crap last night.
This was easily one of ESPN's worst televised cards of 2006, maybe
of the last few years. The promoter & matchmaker should be
embarrassed, and the few that attended should ask for a refund.
Chantel Cordova stopped Unity Young
in the first round in a terrible match up. Time 1:06. (Excerpt from
When a Colorado
fighter fights anyone outside our State I watch and I root for them
to win no matter who they are, I support our Colorado fighters. When
we have something happen like what happened last night I am truly
embarrassed! That was not what Colorado boxing is about that might
have been two or three of our best prospects but there talents
weren't tested to be shown!
In a biography of Cordova she listed “Desperate Housewives” as her
favorite TV show. We noticed there was no mention of ESPN being her
favorite in that bio---good choice.
(According to the BUZZ on the net,
the women's bout was not the only poorly matched bout.)